Report: Rear-Wheel-Drive Lamborghini Huracan in the Works

Hot on the heels of the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo’s debut at the Pebble Beach festivities, Autocar reports that a rear-wheel-drive variant of the bull-badged supercar is already in development -- along with several other versions.

Lamborghini chief Stephan Winkelmann spilled the beans while at Pebble Beach in an interview with Autocar. “We did [a rear-wheel-drive variant] with the Gallardo so it might be an option. We are a four-wheel-drive super-sports car [manufacturer] but why should we not do a rear-drive option?”

The rear-wheel-drive Gallardo, of which only 250 were built, was named the LP 550-2 Balboni, named for Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni.

Following the path set out after the Gallardo debuted in 2003, the next step for the Lamborghini Huracán would be a Spyder drop-top. We’d previously speculated that a Lamborghini Huracán Spyder would arrive in 2015, and there’s still a good shot it will bow at the next Geneva auto show. Sticking to the same logic, it’s likely that faster and more powerful Huracán variants will also pop up over time, including a lightweight Superleggera model.

As is, the current 2014 Lamborghini Huracán draws 602 hp from its 5.2-liter V-10 engine. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic delivers power to all four wheels, which are equipped with carbon-ceramic disc brakes and Pirelli PZero tires. The Huracán rockets to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds on its way to a 202 mph top speed. Starting price totals $240,245, not including the gas-guzzler tax for U.S. models.

It’s uncertain whether a rear-wheel-drive Lamborghini Huracán would cost less than the current all-wheel-drive model, but at least it would satisfy the demands of European bureau chief Georg Kacher. “A decontented, lightweight, rear-wheel-drive Huracán powered by a bespoke V-8 might be a tempting future model,” Kacher said following his drive in the supercar through country roads near Málaga, Spain.

Akshay Pawar
i like fast carrrrrr
Paolo Mendioro
Will it also be called a "Valentino Balboni"?
Stan Smith
awd cars tend to weigh slightly more = worse handling. they also put a lot more weight on the feel of the steering, rwd cars can react more quickly. you end up with a purer feeling car. no, those are not absolutes. but that's the reasons for doing something like that, awd isn't the greatest always.
Behrooz Bastani
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Floyd Richard Burdett
I would be okay with ONE WHEEL drive...just to have it sitting in my garage, and to go 'cruising' with! :P But, yes, I would want it to KEEP the AWD for the sake of better acceleration/traction. I can understand going to 2WD for a lower cost, and a weight savings...and we would STILL get pretty amazing performance! But Porsche and the GT-R and other vehicles have all made it clear that FOUR tires pushing is faster than 2 tires pushing!! "Peak performance" comes when EVERYBODY (or every wheel/tire) is pulling their own weight! :P
Joseph Herbias
I assume it will cost more for some reason to have less driven wheels
Floyd Richard Burdett
What does THIS have to do with AWD Lambo's?? I LOVE motorcycles...but THIS is BS to "jump" a discussion about something entirely un-related! "worldof AUTOMOBILE" does NOT include bikes! I guess you will soon be 'jumping' boating sites, and aircraft sites, and snowboarding...
Jerry Calvert
I actually want the all wheel drive version. So excited! Can't wait. :D
Phoenix Fury

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