We recently learned of the brand-new Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, the topless version of the Sant’Agata firm’s latest supercar. The current Huracan Spyder only comes in LP 610-4 trim, meaning it has the full 602 hp from its 5.2 liter, naturally-aspirated V10 and all-wheel drive. So this isn’t the tail-happy LP 580-2 rear-wheel drive model, but the full on powerhouse.
One of the big criticisms of the Huracan LP 610-4 is that it’s not as exciting as a Lamborghini should be. The Huracan plays it a bit safe, nudging more on the side of understeer than the tail-happy oversteer the Italian brand has gotten so accustomed to. It’s still a fantastic car and one that’s incredibly fast, but it lacks a bit of the drama we’ve come to know from Lamborghini.
This Spyder model, though, changes all of that. Mechanically, the Spyder is no different from the standard Coupe, minus the fact that it has a power-folding soft-top roof. So that might not sound like big change and, in actuality, it isn’t, but that minor change adds so much character to the car, character it so desperately needed.
For starters, the Huracan Spyder looks simply fantastic and might be the best looking convertible supercar, or any convertible for that matter, currently on the road today. This sentiment is echoed by Steve Sutcliffe in the video review. But then biggest improvement with the Spyder is the noise it makes. No, the Spyder doesn’t actually make any different of a noise, as the V10 and its exhaust are unchanged. However, you get to hear so much more of it with the top down. Mid-engine convertible supercars are things of joy, because the engine is mounted right behind the driver’s head and the exhaust is not much further back, so the sound is astonishing. When you mash the throttle in the Huracan Spyder with the top down, it’s mid-life crisis inducing. I’m weary of testing one for fear that I may do something silly just to be able to buy one, like maybe sell a kidney. Or a future child.
In the video, Sutcliffe only gets to test the Huracan in Miami, Florida, probably the worst place to test a Lamborghini, given the state’s flat, boring and congested roads. However, it does feel at home there, with the rest of Miami’s flashy lifestyle. But while you don’t get to see the Huracan getting bombed down canyon roads are a gorgeous racetrack, you do get to hear that engine and that’s really all that matters. So check it out.