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Two-wheel-drive Lamborghini Huracan is lighter and cheaper

WRAPS OFF: Lambo's two-wheel-drive Huracán LP 580-2 is revealed in Australia with a price tag of $380,000
WRAPS OFF: Lambo's two-wheel-drive Huracán LP 580-2 is revealed in Australia with a price tag of $380,000 Bruce Benedict

IF YOU have a spare $380,000 just taking up space, why not settle it on the latest edition Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2, a rear-wheel drive version of the coupe engineered for instant gratification.

Surely getting from 0-100km/h in just 3.4 seconds is worth the outlay?

The Huracán LP 580-2 has been engineered and tuned for an essential driving experience. With its naturally aspirated V10 5.2-litre engine sending 426 kW to the rear axle, the Huracán LP 580-2's dry weight is just 1389 kg, thus 33kg lighter than the four-wheel-drive version.

An entirely new power management set-up, encompassing stiffer suspension, new steering set-up for more precise turning, and recalibrated stability and traction controls, connects the driver as directly as possible with the road.

As in the other Huracán models, the LP 580-2 features cylinder deactivation to improve engine efficiency.

When full engine capacity is not required, five of the 10 cylinders are temporarily deactivated by switching off one cylinder bank.

Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 two-wheel-drive. Photo: Contributed
Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 two-wheel-drive. Photo: Contributed Bruce Benedict

When the driver accelerates, the system switches back instantaneously to 10-cylinder mode, while being virtually impossible to detect by the driver.

This feature reduces fuel consumption to 11.9 l/100 km (combined circle) and CO2 to 278 g/km.

The Lamborghini Doppia Frizione seven-speed dual clutch architecture ensures the fastest gear changes and includes "launch control" for maximum acceleration from a standing start.

The Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 is clearly different from its four wheel-drive stable mate.

The front and rear of the Huracán LP 580-2 have been redesigned, accenting a young, fresh and more assertive look and highlighting the aeronautic styling.

The large, newly formed front air intakes specifically direct the cooling air and headwind to increase down pressure on the front axle. The Huracán does not require a movable rear spoiler.

ALL FOURS: The two-wheel drive version follows the recent reveal of the Huracan Spyder inAustralia, with power going to all four wheels here.
ALL FOURS: The two-wheel drive version follows the recent reveal of the Huracan Spyder inAustralia, with power going to all four wheels here.

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