To drive the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 we had to travel to the Middle East and while it was a long way to go to experience this new bonkers Huracan, it was entirely worth the trip. This first variant of the Huracan – 580 referring to the engine’s horsepower output and the -2 referencing that it is rear wheel drive – is an interesting proposition for an exotic supercar.

While it’s down thirty horses compared to the 610-4 Huracan, you’d be hard pressed to actually notice the difference in the two ticks slower acceleration to one hundred kilometres an hour. But, if you enjoy sliding cars as much as I do, you’ll really enjoy the character of this Huracan.

 

What’s more, this 580-2 starts at under $200,000 USD and under $220,000 CAD, making this Huracan a bit of a bargain, if you can say that about supercars, of course. Seriously, the 580-2 puts an honest-to-goodness, proper Italian exotic Lamborghini supercar within reach of a much broader audience. There are plenty of drivers who would rather put an Huracan in their garage rather than many other high-volume marques.

Undoubtedly, the 610-4 sounds brilliant and looks like it was designed to frighten small children and canines, it’s much like other exotics in that it’s a little easy to tame. On the other hand, the Huracan LP580-2 is a wicked ride. You can drift it. You can smoke its rear tires. The absence of the all-wheel drive elements lightens the Huracan and makes it more precise and enjoyable for drivers like us.

How does it really drive? Experience the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 in our video review.

Published on Dec 21, 2015