Lamborghini Hurricane LP580-2, the returns of the propulsion


The Lamborghini Hurricane LP580-2 arrives at the Hall of Los Angeles 2015 ready to capture all the eyes. A simple word says it almost all: propel. Yes, returns the rear-wheel-drive a Lamborghini, after the last Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni 2009, his true predecessor.

With respect to the Lamborghini Hurricane for 2016, there are notable differences. From its outside, note that it is not a version, and this Hurricane of propulsion includes a aerodynamics specific, with different air inlets in its sidel next to a small integrated spoiler and rear diffuser.

But beyond that is purely design and aesthetics, Lamborghini say that this model has been specially developed to provide the best driving rear-wheel drive. Your behavior will be less neutral than the Huracán LP610-4 with all-wheel drive, making oversteer a art.


Your weight distribution is 60% on the rear axle and 40% on the front axle. It is in fact about 33 kilograms lighter than the models with all-wheel drive, and weighs 1.389 kg. It also has changed its chassis, with new settings for suspension, steering, and stability control and traction, adapting to his new nature of propulsion.

There are three driving modes selectable: Strada, Sport and Corsa, from less to more radical. In the mode ‘Corsa’ we can expect a driving, wild, specially designed for circuit. Yes, your engine loses a little power: the V10 of 5.2 liters “conforms” in this Hurricane LP580-2 with some non-negligible 580 HP directed exclusively to the rear axle, along with a maximum torque of 540 Nm.


The weight/power ratio stays at only 2.4 kg/HP, and all this horsepower can be tamed through a change Lamborghini Doppia Frizione of double clutch and seven relations. Thus, it is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, two tenths more than the LP610-4. Its interior is similar to the rest of the range, and it highlights the aggressive personality of the brand, along with the digital instrumentation on the screen of 12.3 inches.

In this way, the Lamborghini Hurricane LP580-2 will be a good companion for the Hurricane LP620-2 Super Trofeo circuit, also of propulsion, from the 2014 race in the Blancpain Super Trofeo Series. The price in Europe of this new Hurricane will be 150.000 euros excluding taxes, slightly cheaper than the Hurricane LP610-4.