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As we've seen the past couple of days, information and news of the Huracan EVO spyder have dropped ahead of its public reveal at the Geneva Motorshow here next week. Here is a monstrous collection of Press images of the new car. Looks sharp and no doubt an absolute winner in the warmer climates. Press Release Text will follow the images: TEXT: New Lamborghini Huracán EVO design translated into open-air exhilaration Electrohydraulic, lightweight soft top for pure Spyder feeling Aerodynamic superiority maintained roof up or down Engine derived from Huracán Performante, producing 640 hp and 600 Nm of torque Acceleration 0-100 km/h in 3.1 seconds, top speed 325 km/h New infotainment system with advanced connectivity features Sant’Agata Bolognese, 26 February 2019 – Automobili Lamborghini presents the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder at Geneva Motor Show: the open-top car joins its coupé counterpart launched earlier this year, as the second model in the V10 Huracán EVO line-up. The Spyder adopts the next-generation vehicle dynamic control and aerodynamics developed for the coupé, with the 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated Lamborghini V10 engine uprated for a higher power output and incorporating Titanium intake valves. The Huracán EVO Spyder outputs 640 hp (470 kW) at 8,000 rpm with 600 Nm of torque delivered at 6,500 rpm. With a dry weight of 1,542 kg the car reaches a weight-to-power ratio of 2.41 kg/hp, accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.1 seconds and from 0-200 km/h in 9.3 seconds. Braking from 100 km/h to 0 is achieved in just 32.2 m, with a top speed of 325 km/h. “The Huracán EVO Spyder incorporates all the performance, next-generation vehicle control and aerodynamic features of the EVO coupé, with its own unique personality and a driving excitement that only an open-top car can offer,” says Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Spyder continues the Huracán EVO’s evolutionary charge: extremely easy to drive while excelling as a highly responsive, fun super sports car. Particularly with the roof open, the emotive sound of the naturally aspirated engine and the refined, lightweight exhaust system take the sensory experience to a new level. The Huracán EVO Spyder’s design, performance and exhilarating open-air drive experience is literally breath-taking.” Next generation vehicle dynamics The Huracán EVO Spyder combines the option of open-air driving with the prowess of the Huracán EVO’s evolutionary technologies. Rear-wheel steering and a four-wheel torque vectoring system are controlled centrally by Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI): the Central Processing Unit integrating and controlling every aspect of the car’s set-up and dynamic behavior, anticipating the next move and needs of the driver and interpreting this through a ‘feed forward logic’. Processing data in real time, the LDVI system monitors and analyses external conditions through its active suspension and all-wheel drive. It also recognizes the driver’s intentions through steering wheel, braking, acceleration, the gear and driving mode selected. Precise inputs are given to the vehicle dynamic system, creating a super-agile and responsive car with unparalleled level of control: the car doesn’t just react, but predicts the best driving set-up for the next moment. Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) version 2.0, launched on the EVO coupé, is a comprehensive set of accelerators and gyroscope sensors located in the car’s center of gravity, monitoring real-time lateral, longitudinal and vertical accelerations, as well as roll, pitch and yaw rate. The magneto rheological suspension, also upgraded to version 2.0, instantaneously adapts the damping following inputs from the LPI. The new advanced traction control system together with enhanced all-wheel drive and torque vectoring, allows traction to be directed to a single wheel as required. Modified Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS), provides higher responsiveness in corners while requiring the lowest steering angles. Coupled with rear-wheel steering, agility is ensured at low speed with maximum stability in high-speed cornering and under severe braking. Driving the Huracán EVO Spyder is as refined or exciting as the occupants desire. The preferred driving mode is selected via the ANIMA system, with STRADA especially calibrated via the LDVI system for road-driving comfort. In SPORT it adopts a fun and exciting persona, with the ability to drift. In CORSA the Huracán EVO Spyder demonstrates its Performante heritage: race-track ready and exhilarating, for the most extreme driving environments. Open-air aerodynamics and design – inside and out The aerodynamic superiority of the Huracán EVO is continued with the Spyder. With roof either up or down, the aerodynamic competency of the EVO Spyder, with more than five times the downforce and efficiency of the original Huracán Spyder, sustains not only the most dynamic handling and performance but the comfort of the occupants. Cabin airflow is minimised and the occupants assured a quiet cockpit environment. Like the EVO coupé, a new front bumper gives the car a low, assertive personality with aerodynamic efficiency improved via the front splitter and enlarged air intakes. At the rear the Huracán EVO Spyder adopts the new rear design evocative of naked race bikes and inspired by Lamborghini Huracán race cars, with the twin outlets of the new sports exhaust system positioned high in the rear bumper. At the upper end of the tail an integrated, slotted spoiler provides enhanced air flow, clearly emphasizing the car’s aerodynamic abilities. The underbody has been shaped to maximize aerodynamic efficiency. The side profile of the Huracán EVO Spyder differs significantly from the coupé, but is equally dynamic with roof up or down. The lightweight soft top carves the top line of the Spyder’s silhouette while up, and is hidden away when down in the most efficient space possible, revealing the athletic and equally powerful lines of the open car. Automatic pop-up safety bars are hidden away. Whether the roof is up or down, the driver can electronically open the rear window, which functions as a windshield when closed and when open, amplifies the song of the EVO Spyder’s unique aspirated engine sound. The electrohydraulic, lightweight soft top opens via a button positioned on the central tunnel in just 17 seconds up to a driving speed of 50 km/h (31 mph). As the roof silently lowers, two fins in the same color as the body rise upwards out of the folding roof casing towards the seatbacks and once in place continue the line to the rear, enhancing the car’s low, dynamic appearance. An integrated duct between the fins reduces turbulence in the headroom during open top driving. The Huracán EVO Spyder is presented in Verde Selvans: an iconic new Lamborghini four-layer green, and one of an enhanced range of colors and trims available for the Huracán EVO coupé and Spyder. Interior options include new EVO trim in Alcantara and leather mix, with stitching and trim details to match the body tone. A number of style packages are offered as well as lightweight materials such as Carbon Forged Composite and Lamborghini’s patented Carbon Skin. Lamborghini’s comprehensive customization program, Ad Personam, allows virtually limitless personalization of the new car. The EVO Spyder sports the new 20” Aesir rims, with Pirelli P Zero tires. The new 8.4” HMI touchscreen, located in the center console just above the start button, puts connectivity at the driver’s fingertips, with multi-finger gesture control. Governing car functions including seats, climate and the status of the LDVI system in real-time it also puts all infotainment, such as Apple CarPlay with smartphone integration, at the cabin occupants’ disposal. A multimedia system incorporates connected navigation and entertainment including web radio and video player, with the intuitive interface enabling voice commands. Price of the Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder and market delivery The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder in spring 2019 at suggested retail prices as follows: Europe EUR 202,437 (suggested retail price taxes excluded) UK GBP 181,781 (suggested retail price taxes excluded) USA USD 287,400 (suggested retail price taxes/GST excluded) China RMB 3,650,000 (suggested retail price taxes included) Japan YEN 32,827,602 (suggested retail price taxes excluded) Technical Data - Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder CHASSIS AND BODY Chassis Hybrid chassis made from aluminum and carbon fiber Body shell Outer skin made from aluminum and composite material, High quality soft top Suspension Aluminum double-wishbone suspension Springs and dampers Steel springs and hydraulic dampers. “MagneRide” electromagnetic damper control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) ESC/ABS characteristics can be adjusted via ANIMA, ESC can be deactivated Steering Electromechanical power steering, LDS steering with variable steering ratio Brakes Hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum brake servo unit, 6-piston aluminum calipers at the front, 4-piston aluminum calipers at the rear Brake discs Carbon-ceramic discs, ventilated and cross-drilled ∅ 380 x 38 mm front, ∅ 356 x 32 mm rear Tires (standard) Pirelli P Zero 245/30 R20 (front) – 305/30 R20 (rear) Wheels (standard) 8.5J x 20'' (front) – 11J x 20'' (rear) Mirrors Electrically controlled exterior mirrors Airbags Full size dual-stage front airbags. Full size lateral airbags. Knee airbags in specific markets. ENGINE Type Ten-cylinder V, 90°, IDS+MPI dual injection Displacement 5204 cm3 (317.57 cu in) Bore / stroke Ø 84,5 mm x 92,8 mm (3.33 x 3.65 in) Valve control Intake and exhaust camshafts with continually variable adjustment Compression 12.7 : 1 Max. power 470 kW / 640 hp at 8,000 rpm Max. torque 600 Nm (442 lb. ft.) at 6,500 rpm Emissions class EURO 6 – LEV 3 Exhaust treatment Two catalysts with lambda regulation Cooling system Water and oil cooling systems Engine Management Bosch MED 17 Master Slave Lubrication Dry sump DRIVETRAIN Type Electronically controlled all-wheel drive system (Haldex Gen. V) with rear mechanical self-locking differential Transmission 7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission, shift characteristics variable via ANIMA Clutch Double plate clutch ∅ 187 mm (7.36 in) PERFORMANCE Top Speed 325 km/h 0–100 km/h 3.1 s 0–200 km/h 9.3 s Braking (100-0 km/h) 32,2 m DIMENSIONS Wheelbase 2,620 mm (103.15 in) Length 4,520 mm (177.95 in) Width 1,933 mm (76.10 in) Width (incl. ext. mirrors) 2,236 mm (88.03 in) Height 1,180 mm (46.46 in) Track front 1,668 mm (65.67 in) Track rear 1,620 mm (63.78 in) Turning circle 10.9 m Weight (dry) 1,542 kg (3,400 lb) Weight/power 2.41 kg/hp (5.29 lb/CV) Weight Distribution 43 % (front) – 57 % (rear) CAPACITIES Fuel 83 liters Trunk 100 liters CONSUMPTION The fuel consumption and emissions data is in the type approval stage.
Link: https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2018-lamborghini-huracan-performante-spyder-first-drive-review 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder It’s not all Prada sunglasses, spray tanning, and paisley dress shirts. JULY 2018 BY TONY QUIROGA VIEW 97 PHOTOS Drop the top of the Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder and you’re left with vastness above and a black-framed windshield ahead. Seeing out isn’t difficult, but the world is suddenly framed and defined by the little black box ahead of you. It’s sort of like peering through the viewfinder of a Hasselblad or the little rectangle that film directors make with their fingers when they’re trying to appear extra artsy. Looking at the world through the Huracán’s windshield changes your mood, edits out the irrelevant, and focuses your mind on what’s important. HIGHS Rip-roaring acceleration, response and grip outside the realm of most other cars, a transcendent experience. LOWS It can be hard not to bang off the rev limiter, screaming exhaust note combined with open-topped bodywork means the shy should not apply. The pavement seems to zoom right under the windshield in a way that makes 35 mph look like real speed. Not that the Performante Spyder needs to resort to any trickery. It’s seriously quick, and unleashing the rage of the 631-hp 5.2-liter V-10 at its 8500-rpm redline never ever gets old. Plucked from the Performante coupe, a 3429-pound missile that will hit 60 mph in 2.3 seconds and punch through the quarter-mile in 10.2 seconds at 136 mph, the V-10 is a naturally aspirated middle finger to a world gone turbo. VIEW 97 PHOTOS Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road We don’t expect the Spyder to be more than a tenth or two slower in most acceleration tests. A reinforced windshield, the electric folding soft top, and some new bodywork to accommodate the top add 276 pounds, according to Lamborghini. The engine, which sits under glass in the coupe, is hidden from view in the Spyder by a cover that protects the folded top from immolation. As in the coupe, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic provides launch control that brings the revs to 4500 rpm before the clutch engages and the all-wheel-drive system does its thing. In this mode, the computer takes care of the upshifts and it’s goodbye, yellow brick road. The transmission won’t upshift on its own in manual mode or when in Corsa, the most aggressive driving mode. Instead, it’ll relentlessly pound into the rev limiter. Having to do redline upshifts is something that makes track driving trickier since a perfectly timed tug of the column-mounted paddle is required to extract the most out of the Spyder. Do it early and you’ve lost some acceleration; do it even a split-second late and you’re in the rev limiter. Many brands offer the possibility of an automatic upshift at redline and are programmed to not perform midcorner upshifts, but this car makes you do the shifting. It’d certainly be a bit easier if Lamborghini provided shift lights on the steering wheel like Ferrari and BMW do, because in the first couple of gears, the V-10 spins like a boat engine without a propeller. Rev limiter, here we come. VIEW 97 PHOTOS On the roads that cut in and out of the Napa Valley in Northern California, the Spyder has the brashness of a despot who just got access to nuclear weapons. In Sport and Corsa modes, the exhaust flaps stay open at all times and the V-10 goes from merely loud to don’t-tell-OSHA. After a lucrative career at Kellogg’s, Snap, Crackle, and Pop appear to have left their jobs to tune the sound of the Performante’s exhaust on the overrun. Getting to hear the burning of every fuel molecule is why you buy the convertible version and put up with the roughly 13 percent price increase—the Performante Spyder opens at $314,654. If you’re uncomfortable drawing attention to yourself, the Lambo’s design and its screaming exhaust might be a bit much. Not to worry; it’s no more embarrassing than admitting you’ve seen Stomp, Nickelback, Dane Cook, or Coldplay. Or all four. Sexy Specs Driving fast in the Performante Spyder shrinks the universe into the space of that windshield frame. Although the steering column will occasionally quiver, there’s no other clue that you’re in the open version. Careful suspension tuning to compensate for the greater weight over the rear wheels makes the Spyder feel exactly like the coupe. Light steering efforts bring forth an easy and quick turn-in that masks the width and overall size of the Spyder. The front tires communicate their grip levels clearly through the steering wheel. The active aero ALA system opens and closes vents to provide downforce where and when you need it. There’s so much grip and performance that when you get back into a lesser car, you’ll find yourself squealing the tires around the first few corners before you return to reality. We’d call it the Go-Kart Effect because every time we drive a go-kart and get back into a street car the first thing we do is almost go off at the first corner. The active aerodynamics, brake-based torque vectoring, and stability-control programming are especially impressive because all systems work in harmony. The Performante Spyder experience is perfectly cohesive and natural. Its gestalt is transcendent. And you thought driving a Lamborghini was all Prada sunglasses, spray tanning, and paisley dress shirts. Okay, well, it’s those things, too, but the Performante Spyder also has a soul-stirring greatness—and a windshield—that’ll reframe your world. Price Starting at $203,295
Link: https://www.motortrend.com/cars/lamborghini/huracan/2018/2018-lamborghini-huracan-performante-spyder-first-drive-review/ It's no secret. We love us some Lamborghini Huracan Performante. From our camouflaged first drive on the Imola circuit in Italy where we said, "The Huracan Performante has such high levels of performance that mere mortals can feel as if they know what they're doing on an old F1 track. How can you put a price on that?" To the debut where it was revealed that "the Performante's real party trick is its trick ALA system (Aerodinamica LamborghiniAttiva). Forged carbon fiber is used in the Huracan Performante's active aero elements in the front splitter, rear diffuser, and wing." Finally, it was announced with video proof that the car had (then) set the production-car lap record (6:52.01) on the infamous Nordschleife circuit at the Nurburgring. Finally, in our first test where the "Mantis" green, winged wedge tied or set some of our own performance records, we wrote, "Supercars are special, and they make you feel special. Measured on that scale, the Lamborghini stands apart. Not just because of its radioactive paint and unmistakable style but also because it offers a driving experience unique even among the ranks of the world's best supercars." We recently included one as a contender for Motor Trend's 2018 Best Driver's Car (stay tuned for the results). So, where did Lamborghini go from there? SUPER SPYDER They removed the top, making this the sixth iteration (not counting the Polizia, Pope, and Avio special editions) of the Huracan that was introduced in 2014. Unlike the larger Aventador S Roadster that has fixed, manually removable roof panels, the Huracan Performante Spyder features a button-operated electrohydraulic system that opens the rear deck and neatly folds and stows a cloth top beneath—at speeds up to 30 mph, in less than 20 seconds. Compared to the coupe, the Huracan Spyder's rear deck lid is necessarily redesigned, and there's a pair of integrated passthrough ducts on the B-pillars that are said to reduce cabin turbulence. With its power rear window up and soft top down, we can attest to the ease with which two people can have a conversation at super-legal speeds. "Excuse me, fellow professional driver, can you believe we are now traveling in excess of 100 mph on this closed road with the top down and having this hushed conversation?" With the rear window lowered, both wind and engine noise (more like music) dramatically increase in volume. "My gawd! Listen to that!" Nor does the top, when up, cause any booming or flutter. Adding 0.6 inch to the car's height, it's a well-engineered convertible. And, despite the approximately 275-pound penalty, Lamborghini estimates only a 0.2-second difference in acceleration to 60 mph. From our prior testing, this means it should take just 2.8 seconds. That's adequate, right? Simply access launch mode (Corsa + ESC off), two pedals in, jump off the brake, and blammo! We'll take Lamborghini's word that Spyder's top speed is identical to the coupe's at 202 mph. Globally, Lamborghini expects the Spyder to account for 40 percent of Huracan Performante sales but predicts that the U.S. market take rate will be closer to 50 percent despite a whopping $33,069 premium over the coupe. CURVES AHEAD Not just a straight line fiend, the Huracan Performante Spyder retains the coupe's ability to bend the countryside to its will. This time, however, there's more landscape and soundscape to enjoy. When the Anima three-mode drive selector is in Strada, it has a profoundly mellowing effect on the exhaust loudness. In either Sport or Corsa, it's all manic all the time, and in Corsa, you'll need to pull the paddles to shift gears. The Spyder driving experience reminds me of riding a motorcycle. As you drive, your body senses changes in temperature; your eyes, the light and shadow; your nose, the smell of fields and grass; your ears, the octaves the engine produces. It really is a feast for the senses, adding another dimension to the already intensely satisfying Huracan Performante experience. Our previous drives and tests of the Huracan Performante coupe all came with the optional magnetorheologic suspension. The Spyders we drove had traditional dampers, and although the optional ones work miracles, the standard suspension is remarkably capable, as well. On the wide variety of roads we drove in and around Napa, California, the car never once felt hard, harsh, or out of its depth. Our test cars, however, did feature the dynamic steering option (variable-rate front rack and rear-steer). Seamlessly, this system definitely helped the car negotiate slower, tighter corners, steering in opposition at these speeds and in phase at higher ones. Unlike our dynamic steering experience in the Aventador S Roadster that left us feeling as if the front and rear steering systems weren't on speaking terms, the Huracan Performante's system works invisibly and so well that one might not even know it was at play. And at speeds between 43 and 193 mph, the ALA active aerodynamics come online, as well. If you're not familiar with it, there are ducts in both the front splitter and the rear deck that can be opened and closed in 0.5 second. Depending on their position, the car can make differing amounts of downforce, front, rear, and side to side. We wish there was a way to turn the system on and off so we could tell you how well it works, but we'll simply point to a 2.64-second lap time advantage we recorded at Big Willow Springs Raceway between a Huracan Performante (1:22.53) and a Huracan LP610-4 (1:25.17). It can't be just the result of a 20-hp advantage. There's clearly more to it than that. ADDING THROUGH SUBTRACTION Lamborghini could've simply left the Huracan Performante coupe alone as the best supercar it has ever produced. Sure, the cubic-dollars ALA-equipped Aventador SVJ recently reset the lap record at the Nurburgring, but the tidier, more affordable Huracan Performante will stand the test of time and remain the one that started it all. By offering a convertible version with the Spyder, Lamborghini did very little to take away from the Performante's inherent greatness. Removing the top only adds to the experience, offers a broader range of emotions to enjoy, and succeeds in pleasuring more of your senses. Almost as a rule, I prefer the coupe over the convertible variant of the same car. The convertible is often less rigid, less practical, and less capable. However, given the choice, if I had an extra 33 grand lying around, I think I'd be one of the 50 percent who'd opt for the drop-top version of the Huracan. I'd lose essentially nothing and gain a motorcycle in the deal. 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder BASE PRICE $314,654 VEHICLE LAYOUT Mid-engine, AWD, 2-pass, 2-door convertible ENGINE 5.2L/630-hp/443-lb-ft DOHC 40-valve V-10 TRANSMISSION 7-speed twin-clutch auto CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 3,800 lb (mfr) WHEELBASE 103.2 in LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT 177.4 x 75.8 x 46.5 in 0-60 MPH 2.8 sec (MT est) EPA ECON CITY/HWY/COMB 13/19/15 mpg ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CITY/HWY 259/177 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.28 lb/mile ON SALE IN U.S. Currently