Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder to get a showing at upcoming Geneva Motor Show

By CARSIFU | 28 February 2019


ROME: Lamborghini has announced that it will introduce its new drop-top Huracán EVO Spyder at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show - making it the the second model in the V10 Huracán EVO line-up, next to its coupé counterpart.

“The Huracán EVO Spyder incorporates all the performance, next-generation vehicle control and aerodynamic features of the EVO coupé, with its own unique personality and a driving excitement that only an open-top car can offer,” said Automobili Lamborghini chairman and chief executive officer Stefano Domenicali.

The new Spyder adopts the next-generation vehicle dynamic control and aerodynamics developed for the coupé.

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The 5.2-litre (5,204cc) naturally-aspirated V10 engine has been uprated for a higher power output and now incorporates Titanium intake valves to produce 640hp at 8,000rpm and 600Nm of torque at 6,500rpm.

A seven-speed Lamborghini Doppia Frizione dual-clutch transmission with variable shift characteristics via the Adaptive Network Intelligent MAnagement (ANIMA) selector manages power delivery to the all-wheel drive system.

Weighing in dry at 1,542kg, the car now has a power-to-weight ratio of 2.41kg/hp, allowing it accelerate from 0 to 100kph in 3.1seconds before hitting the brakes to come to a complete stop 32.2m later.

Likewise, it can also reach the 200kph mark from standstill in 9.3 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 325kph.

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Similarly to its coupe stablemate, the drop-top variant from Italy has rear-wheel steering and a four-wheel torque vectoring system, which are controlled centrally by the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI).

This is the vehicle's Central Processing Unit - integrating and controlling every aspect of the car’s set-up and dynamic behavior, anticipating the next move and needs of the driver and interpreting this through a ‘feed forward logic’.

Processing data in real time, the LDVI system monitors and analyses external conditions through its active suspension and all-wheel drive system. It also recognizes the driver’s intentions through
steering, braking, acceleration, gear and driving mode selected.

Precise inputs are given to the vehicle dynamic system, creating an agile and responsive car with an exceptional level of control. This way, the car doesn’t just react, but predicts the best driving set-up for the next moment.

 

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Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) version 2.0, launched on the EVO coupé, is a comprehensive set of accelerators and gyroscope sensors located in the car’s center of gravity - monitoring real-time lateral, longitudinal and vertical accelerations as well as roll, pitch and yaw rate.

The magnetorheological damper, also upgraded to version 2.0, helps to adapt the suspension's damping rate by following inputs from the LPI. The new advanced traction control system together with enhanced all-wheel drive and torque vectoring, allows traction to be directed to a single wheel as required.

Modified Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS), provides for a higher responsiveness during corners while requiring the lowest steering angles. Coupled with rear-wheel steering, agility is ensured at low speed with maximum stability in high-speed cornering and under severe braking.

The preferred driving mode is selected via the ANIMA system, with STRADA (street) especially calibrated via the LDVI system for road-driving comfort. In SPORT it adopts a fun and exciting persona, with the ability to drift.

In CORSA (race) the Huracán EVO Spyder demonstrates its Performante heritage: race-track ready and exhilarating, for the most extreme driving environments.

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The aerodynamics of the Huracán EVO is continued with the Spyder and depending on whether the roof is either up or down, the aerodynamic competency of the EVO Spyder, with more than five times the downforce and efficiency of the original Huracán Spyder, looks to sustain both dynamic handling and performance as well as occupant comfort.

Cabin airflow is minimised and the occupants assured a quiet cockpit environment.

Like the EVO coupé, a new front bumper gives the car a low, assertive personality with aerodynamic efficiency improved via the front splitter and enlarged air intakes.

At the rear, the Spyder adopts the new rear design evocative of naked race bikes and inspired by Lamborghini Huracán race cars, with the twin outlets of the new sports exhaust system positioned high in the rear bumper.

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At the upper end of the tail an integrated, slotted spoiler provides enhanced air flow, emphasizing the car’s aerodynamic abilities, while the underbody has been shaped to maximize aerodynamic efficiency.

The side profile of the Spyder differs significantly from the coupé, but is equally dynamic with roof up or down.

The lightweight soft top carves the top line of the Spyder’s silhouette while up, and is hidden away when down to reveal the athletic lines of the open car, and the automatic pop-up safety bars are hidden away.

Whether the roof is up or down, the driver can electronically open the rear window, which functions as a windshield when closed and when open, it amplifies the Spyder unique aspirated engine sound.

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The electrohydraulic, lightweight soft top opens via a button positioned on the central tunnel in just 17 seconds up to a driving speed of 50kph.

As the roof silently lowers, two fins in the same color as the body rises upwards out of the folding roof casing towards the seatbacks and once in place, it continues the line to the rear. An integrated duct between the fins reduces turbulence in the headroom during open top driving.

The Huracán EVO Spyder is presented in Verde Selvans: an iconic new Lamborghini four-layer green, and one of an enhanced range of colors and trims available for the Huracán EVO coupé and Spyder.

Interior options include new EVO trim in Alcantara and leather mix, with stitching and trim details to match the body tone.

A number of style packages are offered as well as lightweight materials such as Carbon Forged Composite and the Italian sportscar maker's patented Carbon Skin.

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Lamborghini’s bespoke program, Ad Personam, allows almost limitless personalisation of the new car.

The EVO Spyder sports the new 20-inch Aesir rims, with Pirelli P Zero tyres.

Inside, there's a new 8.4-inch Human Machine Interface (HMI) touchscreen, located in the center console just above the start button, puts connectivity at the driver’s fingertips, with multi-finger gesture control.

Governing car functions including seats, climate and the status of the LDVI system in real-time it also puts all infotainment, such as Apple CarPlay with smartphone integration, at the cabin occupants’ disposal.

A multimedia system incorporates connected navigation and entertainment including web radio and video player, with the intuitive interface enabling voice commands.

“The Spyder continues the Huracán EVO’s evolutionary charge: extremely easy to drive while excelling as a highly responsive, fun super sports car. Particularly with the roof open, the emotive sound of the naturally aspirated engine and the refined, lightweight exhaust system take the sensory experience to a new level. The Huracán EVO Spyder’s design, performance and exhilarating open-air drive experience is literally breathtaking,” added Domenicali.

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