After Lamborghini unveiled and launched the Huracan in rear-wheel-drive (RWD) format at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, rumours were rife that the Aventador would also soon make an appearance in RWD format.
However, latest reports confirm that the Italian sports car manufacturer has categorically denied the rumours and noted that RWD version will be limited to just Huracan. "The Aventador can only be four-wheel drive because we have so much power and torque to manage; only with four driven wheels are you able to manage this," Maurizio Reggiani, Director, Research and development of Lamborghini told AutocarUK.
Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 rear-wheel-drive is aimed at automobile purists who prefer drifting action from their car rather than all tyres gripped to the road. The car is powered by the same 5.2-litre V10 engine that does duty in the regular model. The power stands at 571bhp, which is 30bhp less than the regular model. The engine in RWD model also develops 540Nm of torque, which is 20Nm less than the regular model, making the vehicle more affordable. In fact, the Huracan LP580-2 is the new entry point in the Lamborghini sports car range.
Meanwhile, the 6,498cc V12 engine in Aventador LP 700-4 develops 691bhp and 690Nm of torque. The power is transmitted to all four wheels via 7 speed ISR transmission. The sports car needs just 2.9 seconds to reach 0-100kmph before reaching top speed 350kmph. This number indicates the vehicle is already a potent car in the market. A RWD version would be potentially dangerous as the enormous power to just two wheels will not be easily to drive.