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The Lamborghini Huracan Evo now has a RWD version

It is obviously lighter and cheaper, if slightly less powerful

Spot the differences: The AWD and the RWD. PHOTO FROM LAMBORGHINI

Last year, Lamborghini gave the world the all-wheel-drive Huracan Evo, “the fastest, meanest version of this car yet,” as we said in our article at the time. And now, the Italian supercar specialist has introduced the Huracan Evo RWD. You can easily distinguish it from the AWD model by its “new front splitter and vertical fins within the larger, framed front air intakes.” It also sports a new diffuser at the back.

This Lambo lets its front wheels focus on steering. PHOTOS FROM LAMBORGHINI

The Huracan Evo RWD is naturally lighter than its AWD sibling—1,389kg versus 1,422kg. And because the 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine has to power just the rear wheels, it has been slightly detuned compared to the one doing duty in the AWD car. Here, the powerplant produces “just” 610hp and 560Nm (down from the AWD’s 640hp and 600Nm). Top speed is still 325km/h (same as the AWD), while 0-100km/h is achieved in 3.3 seconds (a tad slower than the AWD’s 2.9 seconds).

The RWD version won’t beat the AWD in a drag race, but might do so on winding roads. PHOTOS FROM LAMBORGHINI

Lamborghini claims that its new Performance Traction Control System is perfectly matched to the Huracan Evo RWD, “delivering torque even during the phase where the car is realigning following drifting or side-slipping.” This P-TCS technology supposedly complements the car’s driving modes: Strada (in which rear-wheel slippage is minimized), Sport (in which torque delivery is limited in oversteering situations) and Corsa (in which traction and agility are optimized by allowing just the right amount of rear-wheel slip).

At least show a pretty tush to the driver you’re leaving behind. Just to soften the insult. PHOTOS FROM LAMBORGHINI

The Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD is for drivers who are more at home with the handling characteristics of a rear-wheel-drive setup. And good for them because it is cheaper, too (not that pricing is a big concern to buyers in this rarefied segment). The amount one needs to pay for this automobile is €159,443 (P9.1 million), excluding taxes. That’s significantly more affordable than the €184,034 price tag of the AWD version. Decisions, decisions…



Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 25 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. The rest, as they say, is rock and roll. He writes the column ‘Spoiler’.



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