Word is circulating suggesting Lamborghini will unveil the drop-top ‘spyder’ version of the Huracan supercar at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show next March.
It was only a matter of time for the Huracan roadster to come along. Lamborghini has a history of first introducing a coupe model and then waiting at least a year or two before releasing a drop-top version.
The Huracan roadster will be the successor to the old Gallardo roadster, which came in various guises from the regular all-wheel drive V10 to rare special editions and lightweight track-ready versions.
For the Huracan roadster, we can expect the same 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 in the engine compartment. In the coupe the engine produces 448kW of power and 560Nm of torque. It’s able to dust off 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds.
The roadster is likely to be slightly heavier given the extra reinforcing required to make up for a removed roof. Acceleration figures and the top speed is set to be a touch behind the coupe because of this.
As for the roof itself, the Gallardo Spyder used a fabric folding mechanism. The Huracan will probably carry over a similar design, with weight management likely being the main focus.
Lamborghini is yet to confirm the official unveiling date of the new drop-top, but the Geneva show does seem like the perfect place. Stay tuned.