Just one month after being revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Spyder has zipped into town. While it’s probably coming in on the wrong side of summer, being as it is a Huracán without a fixed top, we’re still pretty impressed with it overall.
Lamborghini have never shied away from their philosophy of form following function, and the stand-out lightweight, electrohydraulic soft top performs beautifully while also offering maximum comfort for both driver and passenger. Available in three different colours (black, brown and red), the roof opens in 17 seconds up to a driving speed of 50 kilometres per hour.
The dropped top reveals a distinctive design solution with two moveable fins which enhance the car’s low, powerful appearance. They first appear when the roof is being lowered, rising out of the casing and beginning at the seatbacks, perfectly framing the shape of the open vehicle. There’s also an integrated duct that reduces turbulence in the headroom when you drive with the top down — and let’s face it, you’re definitely going to want to.
Open top doesn’t have to mean with noise though — there are two removable lateral wind guards that damp the lateral aerodynamic pulsations, which effectively means you can drive with the top down and have a conversation with your passenger without having to give the throat too much of a workout.
Interestingly, the new aluminium and carbon fibre soft top doesn’t weigh all that much less than its fixed-roof sister — this bodes well for performance, with a power-to-weight ratio of 2.53 kilograms, and does zero to 100 in a very speedy 3.4 seconds. Design features that add to the aerodynamic qualities include a fully flat and smooth underbody, and a fixed spoiler in the tail.
Driving wise, the Huracán LP610-4 Spyder has a lot in common with its coupe predecessors — the same 602 horsepower, 5.2 litre, V10 engine, the same seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the very same electronically configured all-wheel-drive system. What is new is the the fuel-saving cylinder on demand in conjunction with stop-start (read: you can shut down an entire cylinder bank to run it as an inline-five).
The inside is just as appealing as the outside, too, with a 12.3-inch TFT display with razor sharp displays, like the virtual rev counter which is recalculated 60 times per second. All display functions can be controlled via buttons on the steering wheel, while the buttons for the roof and rear windshield are hidden beneath a military jet-style cover on the centre console. The Alcantara and fine napa leather interior can also be individualised with one of five trim choices and a selection of 17 colours.
Hong Kong deliveries for the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Spyder (from HK$4,380,000) begin in spring.