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Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder revealed: 2019 Geneva Motor Show

By Chris Thompson, 27 Feb 2019 News

2019 Geneva Motor Show Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder feature

New Huracán Evo loses its top, but not its pace

The 2019 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder we all knew was coming has been officially unveiled ahead of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

With the same 470kW/600Nm naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 as its coupe sibling – first seen in the 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante -  the Spyder is held back from keeping up with the slightly lighter roofed version of the Evo only by its extra weight.

Weighing in at 1542kg dry, 120kg more than the coupe, the Spyder takes an extra two tenths to hit 100km/h for a run in 3.1 seconds.

Its top speed, however, remains the same as the coupe at 325km/h.

Rear-wheel steering, Lamborghini’s ‘Dinamica Veicolo Integrata’ driver assistance control program, and other new advances or addition are carried over from the Huracán Evo coupe to the Spyder.

The assistance program, called LDVI for short, is a system which monitors “external conditions through its active suspension and all-wheel drive.”

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Lamborghini says it can react incredibly fast by predicting driver actions “through steering wheel, braking, acceleration, the gear and driving mode selected.”

“Precise inputs are given to the vehicle dynamic system, creating a super-agile and responsive car with unparalleled level of control: the car doesn’t just react, but predicts the best driving set-up for the next moment.”

The styling of the Spyder carries over from the coupe for the most part, except where the roof is involved of course. A new rear window is able to be opened independently of the roof, for example, meaning drivers can take in the sound of an N/A V10 at full noise, even in pouring rain.

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Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicalli says the topless Evo is “extremely easy to drive while excelling as a highly responsive, fun super sports car.”

Alarmingly, he also suggests the excitement of the Huracán Evo Spyder might make breathing difficult.

“The Huracán EVO Spyder’s design, performance and exhilarating open-air drive experience is literally breath-taking.”

We’ll take that ‘literally’ as a ‘figuratively’.

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