Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, 2015 Frankfurt Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Lamborghini’s Huracán supercar was introduced with much fanfare back in 2014. The car replaced the most successful model in Lamborghini history, the Gallardo, and combined the stunning lines of the Aventador with a level of poise and refinement that makes it much easier to live with than its big brother.
This year, a Huracán Spyder joined the lineup. The new drop-top was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in September and looks absolutely gorgeous whether the roof is up or down.
Next year, Lamborghini could be planning yet another Huracán variant, possibly one with rear-wheel drive. The automaker has confirmed a special unveiling for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show taking place next week and according to Autocar the mystery model will be a rear-wheel-drive version along the lines of the previous Gallardo Balboni special edition.
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann has hinted at the possibility of a rear-driving Huracán and recently a mysterious Huracán mule was spotted. At the time we thought the mule could be for a lightweight version along the lines of the previous Gallardo Superleggera, but perhaps it’s for the rear-wheel-drive variant.
While the Gallardo Balboni was positioned as the entry-level variant in the Gallardo range, the car turned out to be much more popular than Lamborghini envisaged and eventually made a permanent fixture in the lineup. With the new car, we’re likely to see a slight premium in pricing over the standard Huracán.
Also in L.A., Lamborghini will show its complete 2016 model year Huracán range. The Huracán Spyder isn’t the only change made for the new model year. All Huracáns receive a cylinder-deactivation system that shuts off one bank of the engine during light load situations. To further reduce consumption, the cars also come with an engine stop-start system.
The standard all-wheel-drive system has also been tuned to provide a more neutral feel, particularly when the car is in STRADA mode. And finally, the list of options has been expanded with more paint choices, more Ad Personam personalization possibilities and an improved sound system.
The L.A. Auto Show gets underway November 18. For more from the show, head to our dedicated hub.