Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 Arrives with RWD

The Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 has been officially announced, designed to provide perfect rear-wheel-drive fun.

The rear-wheel-drive exotic made its debut ahead of the 2015 L.A. Auto Show at an offsite event, sporting a different look compared to the standard all-wheel-drive Huracan. Instead of running with the same front and rear bumpers, Lamborghini redesigned them on the rear-wheel-drive LP 580-2 to give it a more dynamic feel, or as the Italian automaker says, “a young, fresh and more assertive look.” The front bumper features newly formed front air intakes that specifically direct the cooling air and headwind to increase down pressure on the front axle. In the rear, a spoiler lip works together with the rising diffuser in the underbody to improve airflow around the rear of the car. As a result, the Huracan doesn’t require a movable rear spoiler.

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Sitting on new, different-sized 19-inch Kari rims, the Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 will come standard with Pirelli PZero tires that were developed exclusively for the rear-wheel-drive model.

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The powerplant remains from the standard Huracan, a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 with 580 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. Even more impressive, the rear-wheel-drive models weigh in at 3,062 pounds – almost 73 lbs lighter than the all-wheel-drive model.

Lamborghini also announced that the Huracan LP 580-2 will be priced from $201,100 including gas guzzler tax.

“The Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 continues the Lamborghini tradition of pure, visionary and technology-driven models,” says Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The rear-wheel drive model fits perfectly into our Huracán family, appealing to those wanting an even more intense driving experience, or who currently drive other rear-wheel-drive marques and aspire to driving a Lamborghini. This is the purest expression of a Lamborghini to date, with class-leading technological refinements. It is a serious car for serious drivers: it is maximum driving fun.”

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