Lamborghini has revealed a new rear-wheel-drive Huracán Evo supercar, which the firm claims has been engineered to offer its driver a “more engaging” experience.
The Evo rear-wheel drive packs the same naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine as its four-wheel-drive sibling, tuned to produce 610hp at 8,000rpm. That’s the same output as the standard all-wheel-drive Huracán, but 30hp down on the Evo version introduced last year.
The powertrain produces 560Nm of torque at 6,500rpm, delivered entirely through the rear axle using a specially tuned version of Lamborghini’s Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS). Top speed is a claimed 325kph, with the 0-100kph sprint dispatched in 3.3sec.
Company boss Stefano Domenicali said that the Evo RWD “reminds the driver of Lamborghini’s pure engineering origins,” while offering “unfiltered feedback, and an emotive and more engaging driving experience.”
The P-TSC system maintains the same Strada, Sport and Corsa drive modes as the all-wheel-drive Huracán, although the system is tuned to continue torque delivery while the car realigns itself after a drift. It is also programmed to deliver torque in advance, ensuring better traction when exiting a corner.
The lighter rear-wheel-drive system means the Huracán Evo RWD has a 1,389kg dry weight – 33kg less than the standard model. It offers a 40/60 front/rear weight distribution, and maintains a double-wishbone suspension with passive shock absorbers. The Lamborghini Dynamic Steering system is also tuned for the Evo RWD to increase driver feedback.
The machine has been given a number of design tweaks to set it apart from the all-wheel drive. These include a new front splitter and front air intake. The rear bumper also features a new diffuser design. The supercar sits on 19-inch Pirelli P Zero tyres, with optional 20-inchers on offer.
Inside, the RWD features an 8.4-inch touchscreen, just like the standard Evo, compatible with Apple CarPlay.