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The Lamborghini Huracán Evo: now available minus a roof

Tweaks that made the Huracán faster and pointier are now offered with the Spyder

Published: 26 Feb 2019

We liked the updated Lamborghini Huracán Evo a lot. We liked its Performante-spec 631bhp V10 power output, we loved the noise, we liked the touchscreen lodged into the centre console and most of all, we liked the retuned chassis and handling. Which meant the baby Lambo no longer felt like it was set up more for Instagram likes than instant heartrate spikes.

Well, guess what. Here’s what happens when all of that new tech and engineering is spliced with, well, the poser’s Lambo. This is the £181,781 (pre-taxes) Huracán Evo Spyder. All 631bhp, 202mph and 0-62mph in 3.1sec of it.

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That’s quite quick, isn’t it, for what’s arguably the least hardcore Lambo? Oops, we forgot about the Urus. The Huracán Evo Spyder weighs 1,542kg dry (gawd bless the Italians and their meaningless weight figures) so while it’s around 100kg heavier than the hard-top, it’ll still crack 124mph in 9.3sec.

The roof’s unchanged from the last Spyder – a canvas job that takes 17sec to retract at up to 31mph. Hopefully Lambo’s been able to do something about the appalling driving position in the old car, caused by the chassis strengthening girders forcing the seat too far forward.

Torque-vectoring, rear-wheel steer, speed-reactive ‘dynamic’ steering and an ‘Ego’ driving mode that allows you to tailor between raucous engine and softly-softly ride is all thrown in as standard, leaving you more time to choose what colour you’d have the paint. And the wheels. And the roof. And the stitching.

One question then: now the Huracán properly ‘does’ handling, would you have this, or the coupe?

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