Is the Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder the most neglected supercar?
The iconic Lamborghini V10. It came into existence due to the Gallardo, the V10 has improved since then. As newer versions of the Gallardo came up, the V10 revamped further and became the provider of one of the greatest amphitheaters in the world. Just driving a Lambo having this V10 would make you feel like you are sitting in a amplified amphitheater.
Then the Gallardo died but the V10 didn't and it was made the heart of a car having big shoes to fill- the Huracan.
Just like the base Gallardo, the Huracan is also AWD. AWD is not always liked by lambo fanatics. Lamborghini realised this fact and gave us the RWD Huracan 'aka' LP 580-2.
While many were happy with the '2' in the LP name, the majority cribbed about the reduction in power. But do you actually feel this downgrade of power? Moreover, do you actually feel this downgrade of power when the car loses its top?
Driving a roadster is always a hair-raising experience (quite literally, hair-raising). Driving a lamborghini drop-top just amplifies the experience further. What if you also get to slide? This means that the rear of the car will be sliding with your hair chatting with the air.
That is what happens in the Huracan RWD Spyder. You don't even notice that it has less horsepower than the base Huracan (LP 610-4). While it maybe very calm on the road, it is a beast on the track.
The RWD Huracan Spyder is a gentle Goliath. Yes it might not be as handy as a Mazda MX-5 but in Lamborghini terms, it is as accessible as an MX-5.
The tech in this alongwith its emphatic interior, makes you feel like a fighter pilot.
Comparing this to the standard Huracan is like comparing your friend with your child. Your child (the standard Huracan) is very balanced, a gem in your eyes, you enjoy with him a lot but at the end of the day, there is craving for talking to someone of your age. That craving is fulfilled by your friend (the RWD Huracan Spyder), with whom you can talk about everything.
The V10 shouts, burps, yelps to make you feel you are sitting in a land speed record breaking car, not a Lamborghini with less power than its bigger brother.
All the yelping of the V10 seems like a beautiful musical note, it is then in your hands to symphonise it with the correct sliding of the rear.
The chassis is too good for road and track with a dab of safety-first understeer and then when your ESC is off, you can go full sliding if your right foot is not too clumsy.
Driving this lambo is a beautiful experience and something that deserves more credit. A Lambo made to slide. The Huracan RWD is one of the best hair spas you can get on Earth.