Yes, the Huracan Spyder was previously on sale in the country. So you maybe wondering what this launch is all about. Well the Huracan Spyder which was on sale in the country was the AWD variant, in 610 guise. Sometime last year, the company also introduced the 580 variant, in rear wheel drive format. This Spyder is the based on that RWD variant, and hence this launch.
The 580-2 made its global debut at the LA Auto show last year and this makes it the fourth model in the Huracan line up, after the 610-4 (coupe/spyder) and the 580-2 coupe. The vehicle comes with a soft top roof that can be opened and closed in 17 seconds. What is also good is the fact that roof can be moved while upto a speed of 50 kmph.
Power comes from the same 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 unit which does duty on the Huracan range as well as the R8 V10. This one produces 572 Bhp and 540 Nm. The power is sent to the rear wheels courtesy a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. This makes the Spyder accelerate from 0-100 in 3.6 seconds, which is just 0.2 seconds slower than what the AWD Huracan Spyder does it in. In addition to that, the RWD Spyder has a top speed of 319 kmph as opposed to the 324 kmph top speed of the AWD variant.
Other things that differentiate the RWD model from the AWD model is the different bumper up front with larger air intake vents and new 19″ alloys which are different from the ones offered on the AWD variant.
This variant will be priced at Rs 3.45 crores, which is about 45 lakhs more expensive than the coupe version. It is good to see the company introducing the vehicle in the country just a few months after its global debut. The next variant we are waiting for is the highly anticipated high performance edition which is all set to make its debut at the Geneva Motorshow which is to take place next month.