Just last year at the 2017 edition of the Geneva Motor Show the Italian supercar maker was presenting to the world the – then Nurburgring record holder – Huracan Performante. Now at the 88th Geneva International Auto Show it’s time for the worldwide audience to witness the birth of the Spyder.
That means you get all the bells and whistles of the coupe version, but sans the rooftop over the head – you can imagine the thrills from hearing the mid-mounted engine… More so, the Spyder comes with a traditional soft top, which doesn’t impede in any way the Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) active aerodynamics that make the Performante… well, a performer. Everything has been taken from the coupe – including the retuned all-wheel drive system, the updated suspension and the modified electronic stability control.
Lamborghini’s engineers have also gone to great lengths to make sure the Performante Spyder is as light as possible – forged carbon fiber has helped lose 35 kilograms (77 pounds) off the standard weight of the roadster, now tipping the scales dry at 1,507 kilograms (3,322 pounds). The weight distribution is 43:57 front/rear and won’t be influenced by the fabric roof that can be opened at up to 30 mph (50 kph) in a matter of counting to 17 seconds. The performance credentials involve the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine with 640 horsepower (470 kilowatts) at 8,000 rpm and 600 Newton-meters (442 pound-feet) of torque from 6,500 rpm. That’s enough to reach 62 mph (100 kph) in 3.1 seconds, 124 mph (200 kph) in 9.3 seconds and a maximum speed of 202 mph (325 kph) – all for at least €219,585 in Europe / $308,859 in the United States.