02 Dec 2017 Lamborghini Huracán Spyder
The California Supercar with German Relatives
Sunshine, beautiful girls and a Lamborghini. That’s a common dream among people that move to Hollywood. We were lucky enough to live that dream for a couple of days and got the keys to the brand new Lamborghini Huracán Spyder. The best part is, we documented everything to share it with you.
The 2016 Lamborghini Huracán Spyder, is Lamborghinis entry-level car in the form of a convertible. It’s loud, it’s amazing looking, it’s imperfect, and has incredible performance.
The Engine is the same 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 that’s powering the Audi R8 V10+. The engine outputs 610 HP and 400 NM of torque and has a redline of 9000 rpm when using “thrust mode’ (Lamborghini’s launch control) or 8700 rpm when in Corsa mode. For the first time, the Audi variant produces just as much power as the Lamborghini, which causes a real a lot of family arguments between Lamborghini and Audi. Nevertheless, to me, the engines feels very refined, which is good for either car. The sound this naturally aspirated motor makes is just a dream of a symphony for any car enthusiast. After driving this car, it’s hard to go back to something that’s turbocharged. Especially with the roof down, the experience is incredible.
Handling and Chassis
The Chassis of the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder is quite good I have to say. It’s quite surprising that the front has no problem turning in. There is much less understeer compared to the Gallardo (even the LP550-2) and the car overall seems very well balanced. I had the chance to drive a few canyon roads at a very high pace and was really pleasantly surprised how well the car handled. The suspension is set up well and while it’s on the harder side, it’s still forgiving enough for California roads.
The interior is where big changes happened. The car is Lamborghinis most refined car up to this date. This one really shows the influence of Audi in terms of using high-quality materials and a good media interface. It’s actually the first car int he VW family that has received the digital dashboard unit that’s also used in current VWs and Audis. Now, the interior is definitely not as comfortable and ergonomic as in the Audi R8, but it does make this car feel more special. More supercar like, which is great.
I think even though both cars share the same heart, their DNA is quite different.
Is it better than the Audi R8 V10+?
Now that’s a hard question. I think even though both cars share the same heart, their DNA is quite different. The Audi R8 is the more perfect, more German, more boring car. I mean that’s if you can call a 610 HP, naturally aspirated car boring haha. But you get the point. It’s very comfortable and a car you could easily drive every day. The Lamborghini Huracán Spyder on the other hand, is the more special Italian supercar. It looks more special on the outside and on the inside, and it comes with a few supercar compromises, which is something I appreciate in the year of 2016. Because more and more supercars need to be good at everything too, and get rated by the amount of trunk space they have and how good the visibility is. The Huracán is one of the last few true supercars in my opinion.
Lamborghini Huracán Spyder LP610-4 – TECHNICAL DATA
- 5.2 liter V10 Naturally Aspirated
- 610 HP / 560 NM
- Top Speed of 325 km/h (201 mph)
- 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds
- 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds