Lamborghini have produced what is surely the apex of luxury exotic cars. It’s cutting-edge. It’s cocky. Its design oozes sensuality from every sharp, origami angle.
As the successor to the phenomenally popular Gallardo, Lamborghini’s LP 610-4 Huracan has proved to be an unmitigated success in the automotive world. The Gallardo had the privileged honour of being Lamborghini’s best-selling car model. The benchmark was high for whatever was to follow. But, the doubters and naysayers were quickly quelled once the house of the raging bull unveiled its new and improved 610 horsepower beast in 2014.
The Lamborghini brand has become synonymous for supercars that are sexy and cool, making them a vehicle mainstay for many a top-list star. With the convertible variant of the Huracan – known as the Huracan Spyder.
There’s nothing quite like slipping into a Sypder’s elegant, hexagonal-patterned interior and setting off for a spin. Inside, the driver is treated to a mix of Alcantara and fine Nappa leather upholstery. There’s also a 12.3-inch full-colour TFT screen displaying all key driving stats and plenty of other state-of-the-art technology at hand.
Flick the fighter plane style switch on and the driver is treated to a gut-wrenching, rattling engine roar from right behind the seat. Cold starts don’t get much more thrilling than this. Revving the naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine continues to establish the Huracan to be a sports car that is exuberantly raw and ear-meltingly loud.
Speed freaks will delight in the Huracan’s top speed of 201 mph and the fact that it can hit 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds. Boasting Lamborghini’s signature ANIMA (Adaptive Network Intelligence Management) technology, the Huracan is an adaptable supercar that is easily optimised for different road conditions. The Strada driving mode is the tamest, offering great comfort and grip for road journeys. Sport mode orients the vehicle to rear-wheel drive, allowing for more oversteer. While Corsa maximises the Huracan’s racing credentials delivering a more aggressive driving experience that is best savoured on the track.
The Huracan has also improved on handling thanks to its new electromechanical power steering wheel and the 7-speed Doppia Frizione dual-clutch transmission that gives the driver greater response in all driving conditions. The Huracan’s lightweight chassis, built from carbon fiber and aluminium, further boosts handling by increasing torsional stiffness for better driving performance.
Fit for (Almost) Every Purpose
The Huracan Spyder features a triple-layer soft top that folds away in 17 seconds. With the roof down, this really enhances this vehicle’s visceral driving experience and harnesses the wind rush from its pure blast of speed.
Whether on the track or out on the road, the Huracan has enamoured drivers time and again. This is a supercar that invites the driver to let loose, to push its engine harder and make it really scream.
New models cost in the region of £220,000. But that shouldn’t allow casual petrolheads to give up on getting behind the wheel of a Huracan Spyder. Select UK rental companies are experts at providing you with a Lamborghini hire. Opting for a hire is making it easy to take this masterpiece of automotive engineering out for a drive, without having to spend the £220,000.