A convertible Lamborghini has always and will always be an object of desire. You just won’t care about the numbers and the comparisons with rivals, because by just taking the top off, a Lambo can stump pretty much the staunchest coupe-aficionado. We’ve seen it happen with the Gallardo, the Murcielago, and even the Aventador. However, the latest one is the current baby-Lambo, the Huracan EVO RWD Spyder launched in India at Rs 3.54 crore (ex-showroom, India). One lucky customer has just received the first example and we are mighty jealous.
Now, that is a lot of words for a car name, but the Huracan EVO RWD is the most fun you can have with a Lamborghini thanks to its focussed performance and RWD setup. A slight jab at the accelerator and you can kick the tail out in a corner, but now with the Spyder, you can even listen to that glorious V10 more clearly screaming behind your back. The omission of the roof not only makes the engine more audible but also adds that much character. It might seem like a minor change, but in person, it looks a lot more desirable. You also have an array of customization options for the roof and body.
Unlike its hard-top convertible rivals from Ferrari, the Huracan gets a lightweight fabric roof that can open and shut in just 17secs even when the car is moving upto 50kph. And don’t for a moment think that makes the Lambo less cutting edge.
The powertrain is the same as the coupe version with a 602bhp naturally aspirated V10 allowing it a 0-100kph time of just 3.5 secs and a top speed of 324kph. Do that with the roof down and you will never use a hairdryer ever again.
Now usually, a coupe always drives a tad bit better than a convertible as aerodynamics play a big role. However, with the Huracan EVO RWD Spyder, Lamborghini claims it has managed to attain similar levels of performance with no changes to the design. The interior and all the features too are carried over which means you get the P-TCS along with the ANIMA switch on the steering that allows you to transform the Huracan into the absolute hooligan that it is.
Now, where can you fully unleash it in India is something we have no clue about apart from the handful of race tracks, but the fact that it is here, is reassuring.
Sharad Agarwal, Head of Lamborghini India, said, “India is one of the strategic markets for Lamborghini and we consistently invest to create unique bespoke experiences for our customers. Today is no exception as we deliver the Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder to one of our discerning clients. The Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder truly doubles the driving fun and we look forward to see our customer and prospects in India enjoying the sense of freedom and spirit of life that open-top driving provides.”
However, as we mentioned above, the whole point of the Spyder is to elevate the style quotient and the drama that follows. Sure, you can hear the engine better, but the looks are the sole reason to go for the soft top. If you have Rs 3.54 crore (ex-showroom, India) that is.