Design and the new soft top
The development of the Spyder was carried out at the same time of the Coupé, as Lamborghini Design Director Filippo Perini explains in the video interview below.
The most distinctive feature of the Huracán Spyder is its new soft top, which is available in three different colors: black, brown and red.
Even with the roof up, the lines of the Spyder differ significantly from those of the coupé. At 4.46 meters (175.59 in) long and 1.92 meters (75.59 in) wide, the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder stands just 1.18 meters (46.46 in) high.
The lightweight soft top fits into the Spyder’s silhouette while up, and it is complemented by hidden automatic pop-up safety bars that don’t interfere with the open car’s low silhouette.
The electrohydraulic, lightweight soft top opens via a button positioned on the central tunnel in just 17 seconds up to a driving speed of 50 km/h (31 mph).
Whether the soft top is up or down, the driver can also electronically open the rear window, which functions as a windshield when closed and when open, as an amplifier of the unique engine sound of the naturally aspirated V10.
With the roof down, a distinctive design solution with two movable fins has been developed. The fins become visible during the opening process, rising out of the folding roof casing and perfectly defining the design of the open car.
Enhancing the car’s low, powerful appearance, these rear fins that start at the seatbacks continue the roof line to the rear, perfectly shaping the side view of the Spyder. An integrated duct reduces turbulence in the headroom during open top driving.
There are also two removable lateral wind guards damping the lateral aerodynamic pulsations, thus ensuring good acoustic comfort that allows a conversation even at high speeds. Aerodynamic studies have resulted in leaving the upper part of the windshield free from any wind nets or mobile spoilers.
A simple wind brace is discreetly embellished tone-ontone with the Huracán Spyder’s logo, or can be additionally personalized.
The two fins also contribute to optimizing airflow through the engine compartment, which is covered by a slatted engine bonnet specific to the Spyder. The air intakes of the engine compartment are painted in black.
The hybrid chassis of the Huracán Spyder LP 610-4 combines aluminum components front and rear with extensive carbon fiber elements in the occupants’ cell. The exterior skin is made from aluminum.
This lightweight chassis provides exceptional torsional stiffness for an open top car, improved by 40% over its Gallardo predecessor, and delivering the handling precision of a race car whilst forming the backbone of the lightweight engineering concept.
The new Spyder has a dry weight of just 1,542 kilograms (3,399 lbs), giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 2.53 kilograms (5.57 lbs) per hp.
The Huracán Spyder salso features a fully flat and smooth underbody, as well as large diffuser dissipates air beneath the rear end and a fixed spoiler, integrated into the tail.
In terms of downforce, the Huracán Spyder exceeds its Gallardo predecessor by 50%, and with roof closed benefits from a very low drag coefficient with wind noise virtually eliminated.
The naturally aspirated, long-stroke V10 engine delivers its full, engaging potential in the Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder, especially with the top down. The unit revs up to 8,700 rpm and from its 5.2-liter displacement, it generates 449 kW / 610 hp at 8,250 rpm, delivering 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm. The “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” combines direct and indirect gasoline injection.
The main performances are a top speed of 324 km/h (201 mph), a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 3.4 seconds, and a 0-200 km/h (124 mph) time of 10.2 seconds.
Thanks in part to the new stop start technology and cylinder on demand, i.e. the deactivation of one cylinder bank under partial load, its ECE standardized fuel consumption is 12.3 liters per 100 km. The Huracán Spyder’s CO2 emissions have been reduced by 14% compared to the Gallardo Spyder, despite a significant increase in performance.
First deliveries of the Huracán Spyder will begin in spring 2016 at a price of 186.450 Euros + taxes.