The essence of driving fun
Automobili Lamborghini recently introduced the Huracán LP 580-2: a two-wheel drive version of the Huracán coupe. Specifically designed and engineered for its rear-wheel drive set-up, the Huracán LP 580-2’s combines dynamic new looks with a package for an enhanced Lamborghini driving emotion.
“The Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 continues the Lamborghini tradition of pure, visionary and technology-driven models,” said Stephan Winkelmann, president and chief executive officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “The rear-wheel drive model fits perfectly into our Huracán family, appealing to those wanting an even more intense driving experience, or who currently drive other rear-wheel-drive marques and aspire to driving a Lamborghini. This is the purest expression of a Lamborghini to date, with class-leading technological refinements. It is a serious car for serious drivers: it is maximum driving fun.”
The Huracán LP 580-2 has been engineered and tuned for an essential driving experience. With its naturally aspirated V10 5.2-liter engine sending 580 horsepower to the rear axle, the Huracán LP 580-2’s dry weight is just 1,389 kilograms or 33 kilograms lighter than the four-wheel-drive version.
Weight distribution is 40 percent at the front and 60 percent at the rear, reducing inertia on the front axle. An entirely new power management set-up, encompassing modified suspension, new steering set-up and recalibrated stability and traction controls connects the driver as directly as possible with the road. The selectable Lamborghini driving modes Strada, Sport and Corsa are tuned to provide oversteering characteristics, emphasizing authentic rear-wheel drive behavior.
With a new set-up for springs and anti-roll bars on double wishbone suspension, torsional stiffness of the Huracán LP 580-2 is improved by 50-percent compared to the Gallardo LP 550-2.
The Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF) seven-speed dual clutch architecture ensures the fastest gear changes and includes “launch control” for maximum acceleration from a standing start. The electronic power steering and optional Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) have been tuned to improve the car’s agility and controllability in every driving condition, depending on driving mode and speed. New rear kinematics heighten the car’s “centered” feeling.
The Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) – the Huracán’s sensor system placed in the center of gravity of the car, tracing all 3D movements – has also been implemented in the rear-wheel drive version. It provides real time information to the optional Magneto Rheological Suspension, steering and stability control systems: the electronic stability control system has been regulated to adapt to all adherence conditions yet emphasize the rear-wheel drive behavior in each driving mode.
The engaging, sporty fun of the two-wheel drive Huracán LP 580-2 perfectly complements the existing Huracán offering with the all-encompassing technology and experience of the four wheel-drive Huracán LP 610-4 and the lifestyle appeal of the Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder.
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 is clearly different from its four wheel-drive stable mate. The front and rear of the Huracán LP 580-2 have been redesigned, accenting a young, fresh and more assertive look and highlighting the aeronautic styling.
Each design detail of the Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 celebrates the aesthetic of function; the result of a close collaboration between the Centro Stile designers and Lamborghini’s aerodynamic experts. The large, newly-formed front air intakes specifically direct the cooling air and headwind to increase down pressure on the front axle. The spoiler lip at the rear works together with the rising diffuser in the underbody to improve airflow around the rear of the car – the Huracán does not require a movable rear spoiler.
The Huracán LP 580-2 sits on new, different-sized (front/rear) 19-inch Kari rims, enhancing the car’s dynamic expression. Pirelli PZero tires have been exclusively developed for the rear-wheel drive car. Steel brakes with aluminum brake disc calipers have been specially contoured for weight reduction and improved cooling.
Driving emotion – maximum enjoyment
Every aspect of the Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 has been engineered for driving fun, allowing drivers to interpret the feedback from the car and connect with the road or track.
The ANIMA (Adaptive Network Intelligent Management: ‘soul’ in Italian) button on the steering wheel allows the driver to adopt different driving modes, recalibrated to suit the spirit of the rear-wheel drive model. Strada, for daily use, provides a slight understeering feedback and is traction-oriented; Sport is for sporty and emotional driving fun with slight oversteering behavior; and Corsa ensures maximum performance in track mode, providing a neutral steering behavior.
Specifications and heritage
The LP 580-2 is available in the full range of Huracán external and internal colors and trims. In addition, through Lamborghini’s personalization program Ad Personam, the options for external and internal colors are limitless.
Previous Lamborghini rear-wheel drive models include the predecessor Gallardo LP 550-2. The Lamborghini Miura, Countach and Diablo in rear-wheel drive variants were perfect examples of the fun-to-drive concept. The rear-wheel drive Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo launched in 2014, races at tracks worldwide in this year’s three Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series in Europe, Asia and the United States.