As expected, the open-top Lamborghini Huracan Spyder made arrived at the Frankfurt Motor Show packing a whole lot of attitude and sexiness. The thing is though, Lamborghini uses words like ‘luxury’, ‘comfort’ and ‘quality’ to describe this car. That’s a worry.
That’s a worry, not because those are bad things to have in a super car, but because they mean Lamborghini Huracan Spyder is probably tamer and softer than its hardtop brother. And that car has come under a lot of criticism for not being edgy enough. Some of you may remember when the Spyder version of the Gallardo arrived that car was a lot crazier than its coupe sibling, and that was what made it popular. Will that be the case with the new boy?
Just about the only difference between Lamborghini Huracan Spyder and the hardtop model is an electrohydraulic, lightweight soft top that opens via a button positioned on the central tunnel in just 17 seconds up to a driving speed of 50 km/h (31 mph). It comes with an integrated duct reduces turbulence in the headroom during open top driving. What’s more, you get two removable lateral wind guards and a new engine cover that optimize the airflow.
Engine-wise, Lamborghini Huracan Spyder is identical to the hardtop, boasting a 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 with 610 horsepower and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. Mated to a “Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF) 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the engine provides a 0 to 100 km/h time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 324 km/h.