LA Motor Show 2015: Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

11 Nov 2015

Lamborghini has revealed the new Huracan LP580-2 variant at the LA Motor Show today, joining the LP610-4 Coupe and Spyder. Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann described the car as: “The purest expression of a Lamborghini to date, and a serious car for serious drivers.”

Much like the previous Gallardo LP550-2, the new Huracan has less power than the LP610-4, but it is also rear wheel drive only, which saves weight. The 5.2 litre V10 now puts out 571bhp (580PS, hence the name) which is 31bhp less than the LP610, but it weighs 33kg less at 1389kg. That gives a power to weight ratio of 411bhp/tonne against the LP610’s 422bhp/tonne, so not a great difference. The biggest difference will be with traction as the 4wd model will be better in poor weather. The LP580-2 has a 40/60% front to rear weight distribution which should give the car a more playful and oversteer-happy nature.

When the Gallardo lost its front driveshafts it turned into arguably the best model in the range, as the steering was better and it had a more playful nature when driven hard. That model could be had with a manual gearbox though, which sadly the Huracan LP580-2 won’t repeat. Performance is barely changed with 0-62mph taking 0.2sec longer at 3.4 seconds and the top speed is 199mph.

Visually there’s much more of a difference with the Huracan than with the Gallardo, with the LP580-2 getting its own front end styling. The front bumper has different shaped intakes and more aerodynamic elements which gives more downforce to counter the lack of weight over the front end, with a lower look to the already low front end. There’s also a new design of 19-inch alloy wheels.

There will undoubtedly be a Spyder version too, but we can expect to see that in Geneva next year. For now though, the LP580-2 Coupe goes on sale later this year and though prices haven’t been announced, expect it to retail for around £150,000.