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The Lamborghini Huracán Spyder has made its official debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Serving as the successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder, the new Huracán Spyder features an authentic, electric soft top that can be opened in 17 seconds at driving speeds up to 31 mph. The convertible variant of the Huracán is powered by the same 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine sporting 610 horsepower and 412 pound-feet of torque found in the coupe, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Compared to the coupe, the convertible model does the 0-60 mph sprint 0.2 seconds slower at a time of 3.4 seconds versus the coupe’s 3.2. Dry weight on the Huracán Spyder is 3,400 pounds (1,542 kg) while the coupe tips the scale at 3,135 lbs (1,422 kg).
The Lamborghini Huracán Spyder will benefit from the 2016 model year Huracán features, which includes a cylinder deactivation system and a stop-start system that reduces CO2 by 14 percent compared to the Gallardo Spyder. There is also a new electronically controlled all-wheel drive setup for improved driving behavior, according to the Italian automaker.
'The Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder is the next chapter in the success story of the naturally aspirated V10 Huracán, and continues a Lamborghini tradition of open air motoring,' says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. 'The Huracán Spyder combines the innovation, performance and appeal of the Huracán coupé, with new technologies and an added emotional dimension. Its predecessor, the Gallardo Spyder, was the best-selling open top model in Lamborghini’s history: we expect the Huracán Spyder to exceed its predecessor in every way.'
The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show is next week and there’s a lot to be excited about.
Dozens of world premieres and debuts will take place in Germany, but some are more exciting than others. Best of all, not all the automakers have spilled details on what they’re bringing, so we can expect some surprises once the show floor opens to the media.
For now, here’s AutoGuide.com‘s pick of the top 10 most anticipated debuts from the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Although some cars have already been exposed or revealed online, we’re still excited to see them in person once the automakers lift those pesky car covers.
The Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster is here to show all other convertibles how it’s done.
Lambo’s latest drop top model gets its power from the same 6.5-liter V12 as its coupe counterpart, which sends 740 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque through a seven-speed ISR automated manual transmission and on to all four wheels. Weight has increased by about 110 lbs, but that doesn’t stop this car from claiming a top speed of “more than 217 mph,” just like it does with the coupe.
Performance in a straight line is barely diminished, with the roadster dropping 0.1 seconds off the coupe’s 0 to 60 mph run, achieving the feat in 2.9 seconds. That means that the SV roadster should be capable of the same 6:59.73 time around the Nurburgring, set by the Aventador SV Coupe.
2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster-14The roof itself is made up of two carbon fiber panels, each weighing less than 13 lbs. Lambo says that they can be removed and refitted easily using a quick-release system. A rear window is fitted to the roadster model and can be controlled by the driver to help reduce wind noise.
Inside, the roadster is identical to the coupe, featuring Alcantara wrapped everything.
Aerodynamic enhancements include a large front splitter and the three-way adjustable fixed rear wing introduced on the SV Coupe.
Lamborghini has already sold all 600 units of the Aventador SV Coupe, which means that the production run of 500 roadsters likely won’t take long to sell.
The car will make its official debut this weekend the the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Watch these pages for live coverage from the event.
It’s been just over a year since I fist drove the Lamborghini Huracan on twisty Spanish roads and flat out on the Ascari race circuit.
Yes it’s awesomely powerful, but one of the things that impressed me most was just how much more livable it had become over its predecessor. But would you really want to drive it every day?
What better way to put that theory to the test than by tackling the Huracan’s greatest challenge . . . my daily commute.
I spend a lot of my day stuck in traffic. Only I don’t normally look as rich, handsome and fun as I do when I’m driving a Lambo.
Unfortunately driving such a machine does have its drawbacks.
As a professional vehicle reviewer I can tell you the Huracan is much worse than a Honda Accord; or at least that’s true when it comes to sight lines.
While visibility is less than ideal, the plus side is that no one can really see you, It’s like a built-in privacy wall. And that’s nice, because I don’t have to look over to know that every other driver around me is already staring.
It also has far fewer cup holders than an Accord. And by fewer, I mean none.
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