The Gallardo has been offered in rear wheel drive form after nearly six years of being into production but in order to not lose customers, they went ahead and released the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 after not even two years since it has been released. Just like the name suggests, the car is the rear wheel drive version of the Huracan and it comes with a few changes in order to make it work. Firstly, the car’s heavy all wheel drive system has been altered so it now has no front differential or the heavy axle shafts. This reduces weight by little over 70 pounds which makes the car not have a 40:60 weight distribution.
2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 Review
In order to cope with these changes, Lamborghini altered the aerodynamic profile of the car with the help of a new front end which not only looks better than that of the four wheel drive version but it is also more efficient as well having a better aerodynamic coefficient and also offering more downforce. The wheels have been changed as well so instead of the usual 20 inch rims it now comes with smaller 19 inch rims and Pirelli P Zero tires that have been designed specifically for it.
Unlike the Gallardo which came with unique badges as well as a different paint scheme, the two-wheel drive Huracan is mostly identical to its four wheel drive brother.
The interior is identical offering the same infotainment system, climate control system and even seats but there are rumors that it will receive a slightly different steering wheel. This has not been confirmed by Lamborghini though so they may offer the car with the same interior as the Huracan. The price on the other hand is expected to be higher than the $240,000 of the four wheel drive model. Some rumors even suggest a price hike of nearly $10,000 which would make this car a really tough choice.
2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 Engine
The engine of the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 has also been updated quite a bit so it now offers less power than before. This is because Lamborghini wanted to differentiate the two models and they wanted to make the two-wheel drive model more manageable. The engine now provides 572 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque which are routed to the rear wheels via the same 7 speed dual-clutch automatic as before. While it offers less power and lower performance with a 0 to 60 MPH time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 199 MPH, the car is expected to be a lot more fun than the usual Huracan thanks to a closer-ratio steering box, a stiffer suspension system and a differently tuned traction control system.
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