Lamborghini, the Italian luxury supercar maker, today launched the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 in India at a price of ₹2.99 Crore. The same car also made its debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show recently. The LP580-2 isn't the fastest or most powerful Huracan out there, but it certainly promises to be the most fun if you can tame it. The launch of the car in India shows Lamborghini's interest in the market and it has seen a spurt of growth over the last couple of years. When we asked Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO, Automobili Lamborghini SpA, he said that India was a big market for the company and the SUV, Urus, will also make its way to India by 2018.
The Lamborghini Hurcan LP580-2 looks more or less similar to the regular Huracan model save for the new front bumper that helps develop more downforce than the regular version, thus helping the front end of the car remain planted at high speeds. While there is very little difference in design, the most significant change has come in the form of the rear-wheel drive layout offered to the Huracan LP580-2. With RWD, the stability control system sends power to the rear-wheels thus making it an even more fun-to-drive car around corners. The rear-wheel drive Huracan features modified bumpers which gives it its unique character and helps us tell it apart from its four-wheel drive counterpart. There are 19-inch wheels that will make its way on the car and they will be equipped with Pirelli PZero tyres that have been specially developed for the car.
The car has also become 33kg lighter than the standard model and that is because Lamborghini has done away with the all-wheel drive system, so it's lighter and hence has adequate power at its disposal. There’s no difference in the powertrain as well, as it continues to feature the same 5.2-litre, naturally-aspirated V10 engine that powers the regular Hurcan. Though, the company has detuned the engine for the RWD-version to churn out around 30hp less power than the regular model. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 580bhp and a peak torque of 540Nm.
Since the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 comes with a rear-wheel drive (RWD) layout, it weighs around 33kg less than its AWD sibling. The company claims that the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 touches 100kmph mark from standstill in 3.4 seconds, thus is 0.2 seconds slower than the LP610-4. The company has also tuned suspension and steering systems along with a slightly-revised stability control system. As India is seen welcoming high powered international automobile brands in to the country, the number of enthusiasts are increasing too.