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The wilder sibling of the Huracan Evo comes with all the technology, and more heart-in-your-mouth action
Did the Huracan Evo catch your eye, but was the all-wheel-drive system keeping things too tame for you? Well, Lamborghini has heard your prayers, and answered them with the Huracan Evo RWD (rear-wheel drive). At Rs 3.22 crore, the Huracan Evo RWD is priced at the bottom of Lamborghini’s supercar lineup, cheaper than the all-wheel-drive Evo by Rs 51 lakh, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a proper Lamborghini. In fact, this might just be the purists choice.
It gets the same 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated, melodic, high-revving V10 from the standard Huracan, although detuned to 601bhp and 560Nm to keep things the right side up. The RWD can sprint to 100kmph from standstill in just 3.3 seconds, four-tenths slower than the all-wheel-drive car. However, It has the same top speed as the standard car, at 325kmph. The RWD is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, the same as the Huracan Evo. The RWD is lighter, weighing just 1389 kg, thanks to the removal of the front differential and axles and the use of aluminium and carbonfibre. It has a power to weight ratio of 2.28 (kg/bhp) and a 40/60 weight distribution, aiding traction at the rear wheels. The steering has been altered specifically for the RWD application as well, to provide more feedback and responsiveness. There has been no mention of the rear wheel steering system which appears on the Huracan Evo.
The exterior of the RWD car differs slightly as compared to the all-wheel-drive Evo — gone are the Y shaped fins in the front, the RWD gets a new front splitter design with space for larger air intakes. The rear bumper gets a slightly different diffuser with two large channels on either side, as opposed to the vertical ones across the standard Evo’s.
In terms of technology Lamborghini have thrown everything at the Huracan Evo, it gets an 8.4-inch touchscreen on the inside which handles all of the car’s functions and also gets Amazon’s Alexa built into it for voice controlled functionality. “Alexa, turn off the music” would probably be our first command, to allow the song of the V10 to play uninterrupted. The technology doesn’t end there though, the Huracan Evo RWD gets a very smart traction control system, calibrated specifically for the Huracan Evo RWD. It manages the power according to the driving mode selected, to deliver power more smoothly than a traditional system. In Strada (street), the system minimises loss of traction at the rear wheels to keep the car in control on the road. In Sport, the car comes alive, allowing some degree of slip and slide and kicking in only just before it’s too late. In Corsa (track), the traction control system optimises the slip to improve lap times, allowing the car to pivot for better corner entry and exit speeds.
The Huracan RWD's rivals include the likes of the Ferrari 488 and Audi R8. It's actually a great combination: more affordable, with rear-wheel drive. What's not to like?