Lamborghini has officially unveiled the rear-wheel-drive version of its Huracan Evo supercar, coming 12 months after the reveal of its all-wheel-drive sibling, and true to its label, the Huracán EVO RWD sends all of its firepower to the rear wheels. That means 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, spun from a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10, turning a set of 19-inch Kari wheels on Pirelli P Zeros. Lamborghini says putting the front axle on vacation lets the coupe “deliver the most emotive, fun-to-drive experience in both dry and wet conditions, and even snow.
That power is sent to the rear axle using a specially tuned version of Lamborghini’s Performance Traction Control System, which was developed and calibrated specifically for the Huracan Evo RWD. The system provides a lot of torque in advance, thus avoiding a harsh torque cut and assuring better traction when exiting a corner. A 7-speed dual-clutch is, once again, the sole transmission offered. With this engine and gearbox combo, Lamborghini claims a 0-62 mph time of 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph.
The system offers three familiar driving modes selected through a steering wheel button, beginning with the more protective ‘STRADA’ that minimizes rear wheel slippage. Moving on to ‘SPORT’ allows for more slip and larger slide angles while ‘CORSA’ is calibrated to achieve the rear-wheel slip that optimizes the car’s traction and agility when exiting a corner.
Deliveries begin in spring this year, the starting price in the U.S. $208,571, compared to $261,274 for the all-wheel drive coupe.