First Look: Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 – Images

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Lamborghini has launched the Huracan LP580-2, a rear wheel drive version of its V10 powered supercar in an off-site event at the LA Motor Show 2015.

The Huracan 580-2 features a slightly down-rated version of the 5.2-litre V10 found on its four-wheel-drive sibling. It now produces 571bhp instead of the 602bhp. Torque is also down to 521Nm from 560Nm, however, 75% of this torque is available at just 1000rpm. The Huracan LP580-2 is also 33 kilograms lighter. All this means that the Huracan 580-2 reaches 100km/h from standstill in just 3.4 seconds and goes on to a top speed 320km/h.

The engine is also more frugal than before thanks to the lower power output and lighter weight. This is also helped by the cylinder-deactivation system which shuts off five cylinders while cruising. CO2 emissions are also down to 278g/km.

The Huracan 580-2 features the same seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox but it only sends the power to the rear wheels. The weight distribution is 40/60 in favour of the rear. Lamborghini have tuned the three driving modes to provide "oversteering characteristics"

The new car features few cosmetic changes. The air intakes up front have been restyled so as to increase the downforce on the front axle. The rear spoiler works with the diffuser to improve airflow at the back. The 19-inch Kari wheels have been redesigned and Pirelli has developed bespoke P Zero tyres for the car as well.

Lamborghini has quoted a figure of €150,000 plus taxes for the Huracan LP580-2.

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