Lamborghini has announced a new entry-level rear-wheel drive Huracan, called the LP580-2
Lamborghini has revealed the first images and details of a new rear-wheel drive Huracan, called the LP580-2. Big news is of course the switch to rear-wheel drive, but with it comes a weight reduction of 33kg, as well as a minor front and rear styling refresh.
While the name hints at the baby Lambo’s new two-wheel drive layout, it also gives away the fact that the new car is actually producing less power than the all-wheel drive Huracan, with a total of 572bhp from a de-tuned version of the same V10 engine.
There are some significant changes under the skin, including firmer spring settings and tweaked ant-roll bars, which along with revised Strada, Sport and Corsa modes to encourage a more fun and oversteer-biased driving experience.
The weight loss from the front of the car means that the Huracan now sports a 40:60 front to rear weight distribution. The aerodynamic tweaks are said to increase the amount of downforce at the front to aid with high-speed stability.
Of all the previous Gallardo models, it was the rear-wheel drive Balboni special edition that truly stood out drivers’ car. It received such great feedback from the press and customers, which the company continued to built rear-drive Gallardo models right up to the end of production.
Like the regular Huracan, the new 580-2 is only available with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, unlike the wonderful open-gate six-speed manual in the Balboni. UK priced have not been confirmed, but a starting figure of €150,000 (before taxes) has been quoted for Europe, making it significantly cheaper than the current LP610-4.
Take a look at the selection of Lamborghini Gallardos for sale in the classifieds (including a couple of rear-wheel drive Balbonis) here.