The introduction of the Spyder comes as no surprise, as Lamborghini’s previous iteration had a topless offering (cue the flamboyant Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder), in addition to posting its best sales figures for this century last year. VIPs present at the event were Sebastien Henry (Head, Operations, Automobili Lamborghini SEA) and Marcus Chye (COO, Lamborghini KL).
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder, which was just unveiled this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, is powered by the same 5,204cc 90° Iniezione Diretta Stratificata (IDS; or Direct Stratified Injection, from Audi’s Fuel Stratified Injection) V10 as the coupé variant, resulting in 602.12hp (@8,250rpm) and 560Nm of torque (@6,500rpm) to all four wheels (30% front/70% rear up to 100% rear).
Coupled to the 7-speed, dual-clutch Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF) ‘box, the engine propels Lamborghini’s topless stunner to a hundred in under 3.4 seconds, onto a top speed of 324km/h. To alleviate fuel consumption figures, the Huracán Spyder has an engine start-stop system as standard (10.41l/100km, 9.61 km/l, 290g/km CO2). Power and handling dynamics (which can be selected via the ANIMA, or Adaptive Network Intelligent Management) is kept in check by the Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) system, with data input from a set of advanced accelerometer and gyroscope.
The Spyder’s namesake is made from fabric, and comes in three standard colours: black, red, or brown. The roof comes undone by way of an electrohydraulic mechanism in a little under 17 seconds, even when the car is moving (max. speed @31mph/49.89km/h). Otherwise unchanged from the coupé, the cabin is aerodynamically tweaked to allow for a quieter ride with the top down via innovatively-designed ducts. Primary UI is supplied by Lamborghini’s Infotainment System II through a 12.3 TFT LCD screen. Other standard equipments include LED headlamps and taillamps, 20-inch Giano wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes (six-piston 380mm x 38mm front, four-piston 356mm x 32mm rear).
Twin fins also adorn the rear deck lid of the Spyder when the top is down, which serves as a supplemental visual cue to differentiate between the Spyder and coupé. Air turbulence is further reduced by a lateral wind guard, which can be removed to enhance the V10 symphony right behind the seats. Mechanically, the chassis has been stiffened in lieu of a roof by means of an aluminium-carbon fibre hybrid construction. Lamborghini claims the Huracán is 40 percent stiffer using this method of construction. The Spyder’s underbody is flat, per the coupé, with a large air diffuser built into the rear bumper, again, for aerodynamic reasons.
If you like what you see, you can make your booking to the tune of RM1.35 million (base price, excluding tax/duties). Optional extras include BWI’s magneto-rheological dampers and the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) system.
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