Italian supercar manufacturer, Lamborghini, has revealed a rear-wheel-drive version of the Huracan Evo.
Hold onto your hat as this new Lambo promises to deliver driving thrills to the max. It’s almost a year since our resident race ace, Ashley Oldfield, found himself drifting behind the wheel of all-wheel-drive Huracan Evo on the Bahrain Formula 1 circuit. If you haven’t done so yet, do yourself a favour and watch the video to see Ash going sideways in the Huracan Evo. What a machine!
This latest version, however, is a rear-wheel-drive beast that does away with the fancy features found in its all-wheel-drive sibling, including torque vectoring and four-wheel steering, while also shedding some 33 kg and weighing in at 1 389 kg.
It’s powered by the same naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine that powers the AWD Huracan Evo, but in this RWD application, it produces slightly less power and torque at 449 kW and 560 Nm compared to the 470 kW and 600 Nm offered by its AWD Huracan Evo sibling.
Using a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and with launch control engaged, this new Lambo will dart from zero to 100 kph in just 3.3 seconds while the 200 kph mark comes up at only 9.3 seconds before reaching a top speed of 325 kph. Those figures are mightily impressive but it’s only slightly slower than the AWD version which is 0.4 secs faster in the sprint to 100 kph and claims the same top speed.
The Huracan Evo RWD features a new Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS) which was specifically developed for this vehicle and unlike a conventional traction control system, it allows for torque delivery torque even during drifting and side-slipping.
“Whereas a ‘normal’ traction control system delivers a sharp decoupling, waiting for a car to become completely stable before delivering torque again, the P-TCS car delivers torque in advance, avoiding a harsh torque cut and assuring better traction when exiting a corner,” according to Lamborghini.
The driver can choose between 3 main driving modes including Strada, Sport and Corsa. Strada minimises rear wheel slippage and is used for everyday driving conditions and to ensure maximum safety. If you wish to up the ante, flick it into Sport for some tail-happy fun which is delivered in a predictable and controlled manner. Corsa is calibrated to achieve rear-wheel slip that optimizes the car's traction and agility when exiting a corner in an effort to maximize performance.
Would you go for the all-wheel-drive Huracan Evo or would you put your driving skills to the test in this latest Huracan Evo RWD? Let us know in the comments below!