So far, the “Lambo”, as Lamborghini is lovingly called by its fans, was available in India in four variants, the Huracan Coupe, the Huracan Spyder, the RWD Coupe and the limited edition Avio. Targeted as a powerful lifestyle vehicle for young buyers, the introduction of Huracan RWD Spyder brings the total number of Huracan variants to five in India, at par with the rest of the world. Not to be left behind, the aerodynamic Aventador ‘S’ is the suffix of previous enhanced Lamborghini models, and defines a new benchmark for the V12 line-up. As this one roars in to India as well, we check out the nuts and bolts behind these two new hypercars.
The Huracán RWD Spyder
When you’re preparing to supplant one of the most revolutionary automobiles of the twenty-first century, you can leave no stone unturned. Such was the thinking of the Lamborghini engineers when they began blueprinting the much-whispered-about successor of the P610-4 and LP580-2 coupes.
Designed to cut through the air and become one with the sky, the rear-wheel drive (RWD) Huracán Spyder is the pinnacle of Italian taste and hand craftsmanship, a sports car concept elevated to the performance and sensation of a coupé. A poster child of their explosive growth, the new Spyder is in it’s first 18 months on the market, effectively outselling its predecessor.
The luxury part of the equation is well-served by the Spyder’s interior. Combining the lifestyle appeal of a convertible with the pure on-road experience of the Huracán’s RWD technologies, every single element has been redesigned for the precise purpose of eliminating the roof without compromising any of the car’s aerodynamics or torsional stiffness. The angular design is severe yet elegant; the stealth fighter–like cockpit is as luxurious as it is intense.
Nestled behind the cockpit is a 5.2-liter lusty V-10 engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic; with RWD, it outputs 580 hp and with all-wheel drive it produces 602. Unless you’re comatose, you will surely experience a fleeting taste of its explosiveness.
Strong as it is light, the soft top on the Spyder is said to be heat and sound insulating and can be opened or closed at the push of a button at speeds of up to 50kmph. With a top speed of 319 kmph, it can complete 0-100kmph in just 3.6 seconds and 0-200kmph in 10.4 seconds. Wooded lanes will turn into blurs of emerald and straightaways will disappear within a blink of an eye. On the insides, everything from the 12.3-inch instrument console to the cockpit-inspired controls gives the driver the adrenaline rush of flying low.
The Aventador S
Chiseled like a diamond, the Aventador S’ design makes way for significantly enhanced aerodynamic performance. The four-wheel steering system offers several exterior advancements, particularly in front and rear, while its profile remains clearly an Aventador. Every modified component is redesigned for achieving maximum aerodynamic efficiency while accenting the Aventador’s complex, muscular dynamism.
Furthermore, Lamborghini Centro Stile has intelligently integrated certain elements of past icons, such as the lines of rear wheel arches reminiscent of the original Countach. It unveils a new era of aerodynamic design, redeveloped suspension, increased power and enhanced driving dynamics. Its interior specification is virtually limitless through their Ad Personam customization program.
Lamborghini uses a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, engineered to deliver extremely fast gear changes. A rear mechanical self-locking differential distributes power to the rear wheels. Its Pirelli PZero tires are exclusively developed for the rear-wheel drive. Specially contoured steel brakes with aluminium brake disc pots assist in weight reduction and improved cooling.
As some would say, savoury fare isn’t just about the superiority of ingredients, but the superiority of ideas too. The same can be said about this luxury carmaker that decided to make two such ingenious products. With the Spyder and Aventador, Lambhorgini has struck upon a charming piece of scrumptious fare.