Rear Wheel Drive Lamborghini Huracan Unleashed at LA Motor Show

Lamborghini’s are famous all over the world for their extreme looks and Supersport capabilities. Its all-wheel drive system is though instrumental in helping it achieve those fast sprints. However at the Los Angles Motor Show the manufacturer has followed the footsteps of the rear wheel drive Gallardo and has brought out a Huracan RWD!

This tail happy layout in the Huracan LP580-2 also sees the introduction of springs and anti-roll bars on double wishbones suspension which claims to have increased the torsional stiffness by 50 per cent over the rear wheel drive Huracan. The car is also 33 kilos lighter than the four wheel drive Huracan.

The naturally aspirated mid mounted 5.2 litre V10 engine produces 579.2 PS of maximum power and 540 Nm of peak torque. What’s more is that 75 per cent of this torque is available at just 1,000 rpm. The car also has cylinder deactivation which switches off 5 pots to save fuel when not needed.

It also gets the Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF) seven-speed dual clutch architecture which ensures fastest gear changes and includes ‘launch control’ for maximum acceleration from a standing start. The electronic power steering and optional Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) have also been tuned to improve the car’s agility and controllability in all driving condition, depending on driving mode and speed.


The LP 580-2 is available with full range of colour options as that of the standard Huracan. It sports the latest Lamborghini Infotainment System II, with a 12.3″ high resolution TFT instrument panel. The A NIMA (Adaptive Network Intelligent Management: ‘soul’ in Italian) button on the steering wheel allows the driver to adopt different driving modes, which are now recalibrated to suit the rear-wheel drive model.

Strada, for daily use, provides a slight understeering feedback and is traction-oriented; Sport, is for sporty and emotional driving fun with slight oversteering behaviour; and Corsa, ensures maximum performance in track mode, providing a neutral steering behaviour.

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