CARS.COM — Lamborghini has introduced the fourth member of the Huracán family, the 2017 Lamborghini Huracán Rear-Wheel-Drive Spyder. The coupe version was already available in rear- or all-wheel drive and now the same thing can be said for the convertible as well.
The engine is still a 580-horsepower, 5.2-liter V-10 that makes 398 pounds-feet of torque. Zero-to-62 mph passes in just 3.6 seconds and the Huracán RWD Spyder will charge all the way up to 198 mph.
There are a few styling changes to differentiate the two Spyders, but they are very subtle. The air venting has been tweaked front and rear, with the changes to the front helping to route more air over the front axle to increase downforce on the front wheels. That’s a helpful addition on a car with 40/60 front/rear weight distribution with no power heading to the front wheels.
That bright yellow paint? It’s called “Giallo Tenerife,” which combines “yellow” in Italian with the name of the largest of the Canary Islands. This particular model also features Lamborghini’s forged composite trim package. Lamborghini developed its own technology to produce a unique form of carbon fiber: Instead of using a loom to weave the pieces, carbon-fiber shards are subjected to extreme heat and pressure, which binds them together. The result is carbon-fiber pieces that appear marble-like, as seen in our photos. In the Huracán RWD Spyder, these pieces are used on the vents, door handles and even the paddle shifters, but in other applications, Lamborghini has used forged carbon-fiber pieces for body components as well.
Check out the rest of our photos of the new Huracán variant below.