Lamborghini CEO Hints At Rear-Wheel-Drive Huracán

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At the recent 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Lamborghini presented its new Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo race car. Curiously, the new race car featured a rear-wheel-drive system as opposed to the all-wheel-drive setup found in the Gallardo Super Trofeo that it replaces from next year onward.

It turns out the road-going Huracán may also eventually come with rear-wheel drive, though it may be several years until we see it happen.

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“We did it with the Gallardo so it might be an option,” Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Autocar when quizzed about the possibility of a rear-wheel-drive Huracán. “We are a four-wheel-drive super-sports car [manufacturer] but why should we not do a rear-drive option?”

Winkelmann went on to explain that Lamborghini buyers expect different versions of its cars, so it’s likely we’ll also see the return of a lightweight Superleggera model and convertible Spyder in addition to the rear-wheel-drive variant. It’s also likely we’ll see a track-focused Super Trofeo Stradale or Squadra Corse variant at some point.

The rear-wheel-drive Gallardo was launched in 2009 and was called the Gallardo LP 550-2 Balboni. It was named after famed Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni and was initially introduced as a special edition model limited to 250 units. It proved so popular that Lamborghini eventually added it to its regular lineup and even launched a Spyder version.


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