Lamborghini’s new Huracan Spyder is one of our favorite new supercars. The Huracan Coupe’s biggest complaint was that it was a bit too safe, that it lacked the drama of the typical Raging Bull. However, that complaint promptly died with the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder. Removing the roof added the drama needed to make the Huracan exciting again. Not that a 610 hp V10 isn’t exciting, but regular exciting and Lamborghini-exciting are two very different things.
To see just how much better the Huracan is sans roof, Matt Farah drives famous YouTuber, Cody DoctaM3’s personal Huracan Spyder in this new episode of The Smoking Tire.
There isn’t much difference between the standard Huracan and the Huracan Spyder, to be honest. The only real difference is the latter car’s power folding roof. It’s a soft top, for weight purposes, so it doesn’t even add that much weight. And because the chassis is so stiff already, it doesn’t need much extra strengthening. It is heavier, but not by that much. Aside from that, it’s a typical Lamborghini Huracan.
That means that it still packs a 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10, a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and all-wheel drive. So 0-60 mph is done in just a scant 2.8 seconds. A few years ago, that sort of acceleration was reserved for only the Bugatti Veyron. So it’s properly fast.
What’s wonderful about the Huracan, and it’s Audi R8 sibling, is the naturally-aspirated nature of its engine. Instead of the usual surge of turbocharged boost, the Lambo’s V10 puts power down in a smooth and linear fashion. That makes it more predictable and easier to manage. It also sounds far better. The 5.2 liter V10 sings to redline, making an unbelievably good noise. That noise is only amplified by the removal of the roof and it alone makes the Spyder the only way to buy the Huracan.
We hear that in the video and we also see just how fast the Huracan Spyder is. In no time, Farah is seemingly doing triple-digit speeds. The scenery is just a blur through the windshield. What’s also surprising is just how calm and stable it is at high speed. Lamborghinis of yesteryear were terrifying to drive quickly, always wanting to slide you into a tree. The Huracan isn’t like that, however, it works with you and keeps you safe, even at insane speed.
Overall, Farah seems to like the Huracan Spyder quite a bit and Cody (or DoctaM3) is a very lucky owner.