It has been roughly a year since Lamborghini released a completely redesigned and re-engineered version of the Huracan EVO. Now, the company is back with a rear-wheel-drive model of this car that offers some distinct advantages over its predecessor.
The Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD is the latest in a long line of rear-wheel-drive Lamborghinis including the 2009 Gallardo LP 550-2 and the original 2014 Huracan. By dropping the standard Huracan EVO’s four-wheel drive as well as the complex steering and torque vectoring systems that go along with it, Lamborghini has made the Huracan EVO RWD 73 pounds lighter and significantly more powerful.
The Huracan EVO RWD is driven by a de-tuned version of the all-wheel-drive Huracan EVO’s 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10. Thanks to reduced traction, its acceleration lags a bit behind the standard Huracan EVO (going from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds, compared to the 2.9 seconds of its predecessor). However, both models top out at an impressive 202 mph.