LA Auto Show: Lamborghini unleashes the “entry-level” Huracan LP580-2 image

Even when you’re an exclusive supercar manufacturer you need to offer some base models in order to spread your model line across a wider variety of customer interests. Though I’m not sure this idea actually fits this case entirely.

Lamborghini is premiering during the Los Angeles Auto Show the all new Huracan LP580-2, unhealthy which is in fan speak a toned down version of the current LP610-4. If you know how to read the technicalities of Lamborghini naming nomenclature, view you have already distinguished the primary characteristics of the new version. That’s because it has “just” 580 PS and a rear-wheel drive layout. It has been delivered to cater for the driving enthusiast and comes with a slightly toned down exterior design that could set it apart from the all-wheel drive brother. Also new for the Huracan LP580-2 are the 19-inch wheels clad in Pirelli PZero tires that have been specially developed for the car.

The toned down 5.2-liter V10 mill now delivers – as mentioned – 580 PS (426 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. Performance wise the two are almost a match because the 30 PS (22 kW) less powerful Huracan is also 33 kg (72 lbs) slimmer than the regular Huracan LP610-4 thanks to the removal of the all-wheel drive system. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint is handled in a slightly slower 3.4 seconds and the maximum speed is of 320 km/h (198 mph). The Huracan has CO2 emissions of 278 g/km and returns 11.9 L/100km (19.7 mpg US) on average. The chassis comes fitted with a retuned suspension, an improved steering system as well as updated stability and traction control systems. Pricing begins at 150,000 euros – a little lower than the 169,500 Huracan LP610-4.