Lamborghini’s Huracán Evo RWD launched in January, so it was only a matter of time before the two-wheel-drive Spyder followed. Supercar buyers keen on the most dramatic aural experience should look no further than this drop-top Italian exotic. Given that it’s a Huracán Evo, the V-10 still produces 610 horsepower all way up at 8000 rpm, along with 413 lb-ft of torque at 6500 rpm. The bonus now is that the Spyder’s fabric roof will disappear in just 17 seconds under the car’s rear hood, at speeds up to 31 mph. For extra venting, there’s also a power rear window.
To put that top-stowing pace into perspective, the now-discontinued BMW i8 Roadster’s Z-roof is two seconds faster, while McLaren’s folding mechanism is the fastest overall—the 720S Spider’s carbon-fiber top can be dropped or raised in 11 seconds.
Audi may have done a lot of tweaking to this dry-sump naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter for the R8, but the Volkswagen Group’s last remaining V-10 is still a Lamborghini design at its core. Now, fans of the platform can enjoy it to its fullest, in the open air. This certainly spine-tingling rear-drive package, complete with 610 horsepower, can bang off a 0-62-mph run in 3.5 seconds, and with the roof up, a top speed of 201 mph. Lamborghini notes that the Spyder’s aerodynamic efficiency isn’t much compromised with the top down either.
The Evo Spyder has a dry weight of 3326 pounds and a new calibration for the P-TCS traction control system, so drivers can turn those 305-wide rear tires into melting debris in no time.
This side of of a Super Trofeo or a GT3 car, the Evo Spyder RWD is now the loudest—and perhaps most engaging—Huracán money can buy. $229,428 plus change, that is.