The 2016 Huracan LP 580-2 wants to entertain those drivers who love the excitement exclusively provided by the rear-wheel drive. For most car enthusiasts and experts from the specialized media, this is a well-though decision made by Lamborghini.
While the 2015 Huracan LP 610-4 delivered an amazing driving experience, the four-wheel drive which characterize it, caused a few problematic details appear, mainly in terms of handling. Now, this new setup brings only improvements.
Let’s see some of the main features of the 2016 Huracan LP 580-2
The new 2016 Huracan LP 580-2 packs an insane 5.2 L V10 engine, capable of producing 572 hp and a maximum torque of 398 lb-ft. There are a few, minor visual changes from the LP 610-4 model when you see the power plant’s layout in the rear. Also, there are scarce changes in the rear bumper’s grill, all of them in order to enhance practicability and aerodynamics.
With the new rear-wheel drive setup, all the power produced by this colossal, highly efficient engine is sent to the rear wheels. Just imagine that. The front suspension feels different, mainly because the more relaxed spring rates, and softer anti-roll bars. These changes were forced by the reduction of weight. Lamborghini’s engineers had to make a few changes in the front, both in mechanics and design.
Always thinking in unbelievable performance on the track, the carmaker put on the 2016 Huracan 580-2 the Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale, which goes through constant monitoring of the ride with three accelerometers and three more gyroscopes. These instruments are located in the Huracan’s center of gravity.
This cutting-edge technology is way faster than ECU’s calculations, which allows a faster response. Milliseconds gained during these situations have a deep impact on the performance, mostly when the track-focused driving modes are being used. These tuned driving modes add extra thrill to the rear-wheel drive experience in the form of Huracan.
For the transmission, we find a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox with the essential paddle shifters for manual control of the shifting. These specs allow the 2016 Huracan LP 580-2 to go from standstill to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds. This bull has no lack of agility.
For the 2016 Huracan LP 580-2, we get the same exterior and interior design from the popular LP 610-4 from the past year. We see an extremely beautiful form composed by abundant hard edges. In the rear end, there are minor changes, pushed by the important modification at mechanic scale.
The flat, almost square front fascia is bold and sexy. The entire design is sharp and will give you a fearsome impression. The rear end features two exhaust pipes and each side, positioned under a honeycomb grille at the same height of the LED taillights.
The 19-inch wheels, denominated “Kari” by the Italian carmaker, represents a brand-new design for Lamborghini’s wheel. Wrapping these stunning rims, there are Pirelli PZero tires equipped. This pieces of rubber were created especially for this modified model.
The Bottom Line
The 2016 Huracan LP 580-2 has a huge attractive: handling capabilities. This model highly improves several aspects of the previous Huracan, mostly when we focus the AWD setup. According to the specialized media, the LP 580-2 delivers a more entertaining driving experience in comparison with last year’s AWD model.
Those interested in this unique and improved track-focused beast of the Italian carmaker, the base price is going to be US$199.00, which is a couple of thousands cheaper that the LP 610-4 from 2015.