Lamborghini will debut the Huracan EVO Spyder at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
When Lamborghini unveiled the Huracan EVO, we were genuinely impressed. Torque vectoring, rear-wheel-drive, ultra light chassis and incredible computer technology controlling everything seemed to put the EVO at the forefront of automotive excellence.
And now Lamborghini is bringing the same thing, only without a roof. Which just adds more excellence on top of excellence. An excellence sandwich, if you will.
As with the regular EVO, the EVO Spyder gets the same engine out of the Huracan Performante, which produces 631 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque from a 5.2-L V10. Zero to 62 mph takes just 3.1 seconds, or .02 seconds slower than the regular EVO. Zero to 124 mph takes 9.3 seconds, which is .03 seconds slower.
Explaining the slightly slower performance is the fact the Spyder comes in at 3,400 lbs, which is 265 lbs heavier than the EVO. The sacrifices we make for having a drop-top, and all that.
Top speed remains unchanged at a blistering 202 mph.
Everything we liked about the EVO is retained for the EVO Spyder, although the Italian carmaker’s fancy Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) traction and stability control system gets upgraded to version 2.0.
But calling it a stability control system is selling it short; it uses a collection of gyroscopes and accelerometers to monitor pitch, roll, and yaw, as well as acceleration forces in every direction to determine how the car’s steering and active suspension should respond.
The LPI feeds to the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata, another fancy name for the car’s computerized brain, which further controls torque vectoring, rear-wheel steering, braking, and throttle response to actively predict the car’s next move.
All that is immaterial, however. If you’re buying the EVO Spyder, you’re doing it for the folding canvas soft top that unravels or comes up in roughly 17 seconds. You can only deploy or stow the roof at speeds under 31 mph, and when you lower the roof, little fins come out of the roof casings to sit behind the seat backs and maintain the car’s airflow, reducing cabin turbulence.
There’s also a rear windshield that can be electronically lowered if you just want to hear the massive V10 engine’s roar rather than whatever is playing on your Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
Lamborghini will unveil the Huracan Evo Spyder at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, with sales to begin this spring. As expected, it’s not cheap--pricing starts at $287,400 USD.