Lamborghini Take Wraps Off Huracán Evo Spyder

By Paul Joseph

A new Lamborghini model is always an exciting moment for petrol heads and for fans of the Italian sports car marquee it will have been a memorable start to the year.

Last month, Lamborghini revealed the 2020 Huracán Evo, a facelifted version of the baby Lambo which is essentially a Huracán Performante complete with several updates on the inside and out.

At the time, a convertible version of the supercar was mooted and now it has arrived in the eye-catching form of the Huracán Evo Spyder.

Slated for an official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, the convertible version offers all the highlights of the new Evo Coupe while allowing its occupants to enjoy the open sky.

As expected, the mechanical specifications of the convertible version are the same as the coupe, powered by Lamborghini’s 5.2-litre V10 engine that produces 630 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque, coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The power is sent to all four wheels and the Evo also has a locking rear differential.

Lamborghini claims that the Huracán EVO Spyder can accelerate from zero to 62mph in 3.1 seconds, down from 2.9 seconds for the coupe model due to the added weight of the foldable roof. However, both models have a 202-mph top speed.

The foldable roof, according to Lamborghini, opens in 17 seconds and can be operated at speeds of up to 31mph.

Lamborghini has also added the next-generation vehicle dynamic and aerodynamics to the Huracán EVO Spyder to give it the same kind of performance and driving capability as its fixed-roof sibling. The convertible Evo also has five times the downforce of the existing Huracán Spyder.

The Huracán Evo Spyder goes on sale in spring 2019 with a starting price of $287,400.

By Paul Joseph