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The Top Gear car review:Lamborghini Huracan Spyder
For:Stunning looks, sonorous noise, build quality, roof operation
Against:Hefty weight gain, tough ride/sharp throttle combo
What is it?
A post-scalping baby Lambo. But the Huracan Spyder is more than that – it’s the successor to the drop-top Gallardo, Sant’Agata’s most successful, numerous model ever. Of course, since the Gallardo showed up, the small matter of McLaren and Audi’s R8 have arisen, not to mention ever-more crackers Porsche Turbos also entering the baby supercar arena. So the Huracan’s wading into battle armed with a rare thing these days: a naturally aspirated V10 engine, good for 602bhp and a 201mph top speed – with the roof down. There’s no faster or more fun way to get tinnitus.
The spectacular triple-layer fabric top folds away in 17 seconds at up to 31mph, and the droppable rear window returns so there’s no barrier to V10 histrionics even if you’re battling typical British summertime weather.