The Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini Huracan’s predecessor, featured an all-wheel drive drivetrain layout. However, the too predictable and safe driving as well as the bulkiness of the all-wheel drive system didn’t let the driving become as thrilling as one with a potential rear-wheel drive setup would, for some. And so, in the second generation, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 was introduced with rear-wheel drive. Its open-top version was also introduced, in 2011, as the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder.
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A rear-wheel drive Lamborghini Huracan has been in the rumour mill for quite some time. The rumour is probably turning out to become reality, suggests a report from Autocar. According to the British publication’s report, the exotic Italian marque is going to unveil a rear-wheel drive Lamborghini Huracan at the Volkswagen Group Night that will be held on the eve of the 2015 LA Auto Show that opens on the 17th and 20th of this month for press and public respectively. The purist-oriented model will go on sale in Q1 2016.
The rear-wheel drive model would be lighter but more or less, have outputs similar to the standard all-wheel drive model. It would be more about the way it drives than how fast it goes. The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 (AWD) weighs 1,422 kg and sports a 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine that churns out 610 CV (449 kW/601 hp) and 560 Nm (412 lb.-ft.) of torque. Similarly, the 7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission is also likely to remain.
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The Lamborghini Huracan RWD will likely be priced at a premium over the Lamborghini Huracan AWD, as it will most likely be a limited edition model. A rear-wheel drive model of the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder could also follow by late 2016 or early 2017.