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Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder | Seductive Savagery

When its hood is down, it looks like a supermodel waiting to sashay down the ramp of a Donatella Versace fashion show.

It’s got no headroom, no legroom, can only accommodate two folks, no cabin storage, you sit very low, and ingress and egress are worst. Moreover, every other car will look down on you, and still, when you crank up and get the hood down - the Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder is an emotion complicated to explain. It’s a blissful romance. Its open-top design invites you to indulge in a thrilling and passionate affair with the wind in your hair and the world at your fingertips. It seduces your senses and entwines you in a symphony of speed, style and unbridled passion, which will ridicule all its impracticality. It’s a car you buy to indulge and celebrate yourself, and you go on a drive with it and not with someone.

Its 5.2-litre V10 Petrol Engine now chucks out 631bhp and 600Nm of torque. It’s naturally aspirated and devastatingly fast on road and track alike. Lamborghini EVO Spyder is less of a car and more of a mobile shrine for the V10 worship. It’s like an ageing rock star that will still sell out stadiums. It comes with a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox, an electrically-folding cloth roof, a top speed north of the magic 321 kmph and a noise that will wake the dead, make them grin, and shout them to death all over again. It screams and reaches 0-100 kmph in 3.1 seconds. But the true magic of the EVO Spyder lies in its ability to transform every drive into an unforgettable experience. The soft-top roof gracefully retracts at the push of a button, inviting the sun and the symphony of nature to embrace you.

The front splitter allows a dual air passage through the underbody, where advanced deflectors offer aerodynamic advantages. A new suspended spoiler in the rear channels air in its quest for aerodynamics. The Huracan is by no means a young supercar – it debuted in 2014, and now, Lamborghini has operated and ripped the Performante’s furious engine out and fitted it in facelifted Huracán Evo Spyder, which has new bumpers, new wheels, and a new cabin. All very new for what’s essentially a mid-life facelift. But when you fight Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren, just a cosmetic makeover will not cut it. This latest drop-top Lambo is a classic old-school Italian supercar that will get your attention; it’s hood down looks like a supermodel waiting to sashay down the ramp of a Donatella Versace fashion show.

But it can’t be at a standstill for long. It needs to be in motion, and the driving position is against all science of comfort. The interior will make you smile with its hopeless impracticality. However, because of that showstopper looks, the roaring V10 noise and the character, it’s still a machine you will like to go to your afterlife journey. Gently lower the roof, allowing the soft breeze to caress your skin and carry the sweet scent of freedom. The open sky becomes your canvas, and with a press of a button, the mighty roar of the V10 engine sings a symphony of desire. There is a rich sense of occasion once enclosed inside the Huracan’s gorgeously curvaceous body. A hard-top Huracan is more vivid and agile in the corners, with more space inside, and you can fidget with the touchscreen on a sunny day and don’t have to wear thick black glasses. Moreover, the roof mechanism is an expensive set of machinery, making the hard-top version considerably cheaper than the soft-top, and it still looks menacingly striking.

Picture yourself on a warm summer evening as the sun dips below the horizon and paints the sky with vibrant hues. At this moment, the Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder will ignite your senses and transport you into a world where passion and romance intertwine. Driving supercars defy rationality; all of the low-slung ones ache your back with their seating, and the continuous growl of a V10 can invite the sound pollution board to cough hard, but as you approach the sleek and seductive lines of this convertible masterpiece, its captivating design captures your heart. The bold curves and aerodynamic contours beckon you to explore the boundless possibilities that lie ahead, and that is the long shot of the Huracan Spyder EVO; the exhausts even glow orange when you’ve got it nice and hot. The steering is quick but not as precise as a Ferrari F8 Spyder. One of my colleagues, who is 6 feet 2 inches, was a passenger to me, and he was seated at eye level with the top of the windscreen rail. So, either you choose to drive along hunched or peek straight over the top and enjoy catching sand and dust piercing your sunglasses and making a mess of your eyelashes. The moment you get a stretch of an open road, and luckily, I had the Dubai Autodrome racetrack at my disposal—the engine’s raw power surges through your veins, igniting a fire within. The Huracan Evo Spyder responds to your every command, effortlessly gliding through the curves and providing an exhilarating experience that leaves you breathless. With your hands on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, you become one with the machine. The sun-kissed landscapes blur past as you explore the world together, creating unforgettable memories with your loved one by your side.

In the Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder, romance and passion intertwine. It symbolises the exhilaration and intensity that love can bring, reminding you that every journey is an opportunity to connect, explore, and create everlasting memories together.

 

Engine: 5.2-litre Naturallyaspirated V10

Power: 630HP @ 8,000rpm

Torque: 600NM @ 6,500rpm

Weight: 1,542KG

 

Photography - Sundesh Kumar

Lens used - Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8

TopGear Magazine May 2024