Autobobili Lamborghini unveiled the Huracán LP 580-2, the rear-wheel-drive version of its Huracán LP610-4 this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Paradoxically, Lamborghini says it is a “serious car for serious drivers: it is maximum driving fun,” meaning, of course, that serious drivers can’t be trusted with the same horsepower as all-wheel-drive-loving, non-serious, fun-hating drivers.
“The Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 continues the Lamborghini tradition of pure, visionary and technology-driven models,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The rear-wheel drive model fits perfectly into our Huracán family, appealing to those wanting an even more intense driving experience, or who currently drive other rear-wheel-drive marques and aspire to driving a Lamborghini. This is the purest expression of a Lamborghini to date, with class-leading technological refinements."
Technically speaking, the new LP 580-2 has 580bhp and is 30bhp down on its all-wheel-drive twin, but is also 73lbs (33kg) lighter. It has a 40/60 front/rear weight distribution and the steering set-up and selectable driving modes are tuned to provide oversteering characteristics, which is, ironically, uncharacteristic of all other Lamborghinis. The LP 580-2 sits on new 19” rims wrapped in Pirelli PZeros. It has also gotten a mild redesign of its front and rear, accenting a young and more assertive look, which isn’t shared by anyone who can actually afford to buy it.