Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 RWD
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Automobili Lamborghini revealed the Huracan LP 580-2, a two-wheel drive version of the Huracan coupe at the Los Angeles Auto Show started on 17 November.

The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) Huracan follows the footstep of currently discontinued rear-drive Gallardo LP550-2. The car is aimed at automobile purists who prefer drifting action from their car rather than all tyres gripped to the road. The last letter in the name '2' denotes that the vehicle is two-wheel driven.

The Huracan RWD is powered by the same naturally aspirated 5.2-litre engine that also does duty in regular model. However the power now stands at 571bhp, which is 30bhp lesser than the Huracan LP 610-4, the regular model. The engine in RWD model also develops 540Nm of torque which is 20Nm less over the regular model. The RWD is mated to Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF) seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

The RWD Huracan also sheds some weight in the absence of front axle. The sports car weighs 1,389 kg with a weight reduction of 33kg over the Huracan LP 610-4 coupe. However, the vehicle is slower than the regular model. In fact the RWD Huracan is the slowest offering from Lamborghini until now. The car requires an additional 0.2 seconds to reach the 3.2 second 0-100kmph time of regular Huracan coupe.

To differentiate the RWD version from its AWD counterpart, Lamborghini has restyled the front and rear ends. The new front bumper produces more downforce and the car also has a retuned steering and suspension setup. The RWD Huracan runs on a set of 19-inch wheels coated in Pirelli PZero rubber. The vehicle will go on sale in 2016.

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