A year after the launch of the upgraded version of Huracan EVO, Lamborghini has officially introduced the rear-wheel drive variant of the “super cow” called Huracan EVO Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD).
Although not the “best” car in Italy, but with this launch, Lamborghini claims to have focused on the feeling of driving at the center of the driver – similar to its predecessors like the Gallardo LP 550. -2 2009 with the RWD or the original Huracan brother earlier.
” Huracán EVO RWD will give the driver the absolute control, enhance the driving experience from the hardware,” quoted Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali. “The Huracán EVO RWD is a pure Lamborghini that puts the driver in the center, giving you genuine, emotional feedback, and in particular you can feel the connection with the car.”
Strongly tuned drivetrain
The engine block on the Huracan EVO RWD is a modified version of the Huracan EVO AWD brother, built by Audi with a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 configuration and placed in the middle of the body. While the AWD model comes with a capacity of 631 horsepower and 600 Nm, the engine on the RWD variant is a bit “gentle” when producing 602 horsepower at 8000 rpm and 560 Nm at 6500 rpm. Similar to the previous generation, Lamborghini equips the car with 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and sport control (launch control).
With the drivetrain, steering, as well as 4WD torque control, the dry weight of the RWD variant is reduced to 1389 kg, 33 kg lighter than the AWD version.
As a normal matter, due to reduced traction, Huracan EVO RWD was a bit slower than the AWD elder when accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds and 200 km / h in 9.3 seconds, it is necessary to add 0.4 and 0.3 seconds respectively to the 2 sprints. However, such as RWD Huracan EVO is still capable of rolling a maximum speed of 325 km / h.
What else is interesting?
Although “slower” than the AWD version, the Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD is designed to provide a more enjoyable and exciting driving experience in both smooth and dry road conditions. This is largely thanks to the new Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS), which is specifically tuned for rear-wheel drive on EVO when operating on a flexible torque distribution principle. when the car bends or gets knocked out.
“While the conventional traction control system provides handling, the force distribution is quite urgent when waiting for the car to completely stabilize before transmitting torque, the P-TCS system actively transmits torque. twisted the front to avoid the unexpected impact as well as ensure better traction, helping the car to exit the bends easily “- according to Lamborghini.
The system offers three familiar driving modes, selected by the buttons on the steering wheel, including: ‘STRADA’ – providing a sense of security when minimizing rear wheel slip; ‘SPORT’ allows the user to drift smoother and finally ‘CORSA’ – calibrates the vehicle, gives the feeling of excitement when cornering as well as optimizing the traction to “handle well” each sharp bend.
In addition, the Italian supercar manufacturer also confirmed that the upgrades on P-TCS also bring 30% smoother, increase traction when cornering more than 20% and ultimately reduce rear wheel throw by more than 30% compared to with previous generation RWD.
Finally, the RWD model is weighted 40/60, with steel springs and hydraulic dampers. MagneRide electric dampers appear as an option for this model.
So, what’s the difference between Huracan EVO RWD and AWD?
Lamborghini also showed the design emphasis on this new version with some small accents such as the new front splitter, larger vertical fins, more contour for the front air intake, the black rear bumper and the amplifier. new canopy. And yet, the RWD version uses 19-inch wheels from Kari with Pirelli P Zero tires developed separately. Meanwhile, Huracan ‘s steel brake discs are serrated with ventilation. In addition, customers can also order 20-inch wheels with carbon-ceramic brakes.
What about the price?
In the US market, Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD costs from 208,571 USD (4.8 billion VND), cheaper than the listed price of 261,274 USD (6 billion VND) of the previous generation. In the UK, the RWD Huracan EVO is priced at £ 137,000 (VND 4.15 billion), which is about £ 28,000 cheaper (VND 850 million) than the AWD model.
As planned, the first Huracan EVO RWD will be delivered to customers from the spring of 2020.