In just three days after its global launch, the Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 rear-wheel drive supercar has been introduced in India. The car features several engineering changes to adopt the rear wheel drive setup.
The entire power management system including the suspension setup, steering system, and stability and traction control systems have been recaliberated. The Huracan LP 580-2 has a front-to-rear weight distribution ratio of 40:60 to reduce the inertia on front axle.
The 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine is tuned to deliver 580 PS which is 30 PS less than what the four-wheel drive Huracan offers but the latest version is lighter by 33 kg at 1,389 kg. The engine is equipped with cylinder deactivation system (up to 5 cylinders can be shut down) to enhance fuel efficiency. As a result rear-wheel drive Huracan delivers a mileage of 8.4 kmpl on combined EDC. Transmission is a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic unit with paddle shifters.
The Huracan LP 580-2 also receives the Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI), a sensor system which is placed at the car’s centre of gravity to track its 3D movement and relay real-time information to the car’s optional Magneto Rheological Suspension, steering and stability control systems.
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Visually, the Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 is differentiated from the LP 610-4 by means of larger front air intakes, 19-inch Kari alloy rims (wraps with Pirelli PZero tyres that were specifically developed for rear-wheel drive application), reworked rear diffuser and spoiler lips instead of a full-fledged wing. Lamborghini says that the new variant doesn’t require a movable rear spoiler.