PREMIERE: Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 is a Two-Wheel Drive Typhoon
Lamborghini has just presented the Huracán LP 580-2. Believe it or not, this is a two-wheel drive version of the Huracán coupe that was specifically created for its unusual drive set-up. With its naturally aspirated V10 5.2 l engine, it puts out 580 hp (426 kW) to the rear axle. In addition, it is also 33 kg lighter than the four-wheel-drive version, weighing a total of 1,389 kg.
The weight distribution is 40% at the front / 60% at the rear, thus reducing the inertia on the front axle. In addition, the car-maker has changed a little bit the suspension, added a new steering set-up and recalibrated the stability and traction controls. There are also three selectable Lamborghini driving modes, namely the STRADA, SPORT and CORSA. They have been also modified to deliver over-steering characteristics that highlight the special driving mode.
The Italian company also says that the Huracán LP 580-2 is very different from the four wheel drive version. Let's check the details to find out why. First, the front and rear have been redesigned. Every detail emphasizes an aesthetic function combined with aerodynamic purposes. The new front air intakes direct the cooling air and headwind to optimize the down pressure on the front axle.
Furthermore, the spoiler lip at the back works together with the rising diffuser, improving the airflow at the rear. There is more: the Huracán LP 580-2 now sits on new 19-inch Kari rims fitted with Pirelli PZero tyres.
Let's Talk in Numbers
Huracán's V10 5.2 l naturally aspirated, mid-mounted engine has also been reengineered to fit the new car. As mentioned it produces 580 hp (426 kW) and 540 Nm of torque. Despite these numbers the fuel consumption is not that big. It has been estimated at 11.9 l per 100 km on the combined circle, while the CO2 emissions are as low as 278 g/km.
Maybe the weight savings play a significant part here. Huracán LP 580-2 achieves a weight to power ratio of just 2.4 kg/hp! And this is because it uses hybrid aluminum and carbon fiber chassis that lower the weight. In addition, the torsional stiffness of the supercar is improved by 50% compared to the Gallardo LP 550-2.
We haven't said anything about the transmission. This Lambo uses a Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF) seven-speed dual clutch gearshift. It makes sure that the driver changes the gears faster than ever before. As an option, the automaker is offering Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) which improves car's agility and controllability.
Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) is a sensor system placed in the center of gravity of the car. It traces 3D movements and provides real time information to the optional Magneto Rheological Suspension (MRS).
Which One to Chose and How Much to Prepare?
The LP 580-2 will be available in every Huracán external and internal trim as well as with the Ad Personam program. The supercar will be available at dealerships with a starting price of 150.000 euros.