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Lamborghini may not offer a manual-transmission option on the new Huracán – so few customers were asking for it on the preceding Gallardo as it was – but don't think that it won't pursue ever more hardcore variants. And that will reportedly include a rear-drive version.

Speaking with journalists at the Pebble Beach unveiling of the new Huracán Super Trofeo, Lamborghini CEO Stefan Winkelmann is reported to have said, "We did it 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-drive Huracán would naturally shed a few pounds off the all-wheel-drive version's curb weight, but the question is just how much. There is said to have only been so much of the AWD system that Sant'Agata was able to strip out of the Gallardo to make the rear-drive Balboni edition after the fact, but if the Huracán was engineered from the get-go for both drivetrains, the rear-drive version could prove that much more thrilling to drive.

In Lamborghini's alphanumeric nomenclature, the LP indicates a longitudinal aft engine placement, the next three letters for the metric output and the -2 or -4 indicating the number of driven wheels. The Balboni and subsequent, more mainstream rear-drive coupe and convertible versions of the Gallardo wore the characters LP 550-2 because they dropped ten horses together with the front driven wheels. The rear-drive Huracán, by extension, would likely be labeled as the LP 600-2.

Of course that won't be the only Huracán derivative the Raging Bull marque might offer. "We need lots of derivatives," said Winkelmann. "Customers expect it and we always need something new to talk about." Look for the Spyder version to arrive first, with a successor to the Superleggera and Super Trofeo Stradale to follow sometime thereafter.


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      LW
      • 8 Months Ago

      If it was designed with RWD in mind, it would have put the transmission behind the engine instead of the front, and then propel the front wheels from an output shaft coming out of the front of the engine.

      dfkd
      • 8 Months Ago

      Isn't a superleggera always rear drive?

        Patrick Burnham
        • 8 Months Ago
        @dfkd

        Superleggera translates to super lightweight and simply that's what it is. it still utilizes the same AWD system.

      Jmaister
      • 8 Months Ago
      So When is the crash video for these RWDs gonna be up, its gonna be epic.
      Misa Lazar
      • 8 Months Ago

      I need some help :-)

       http://www.gofundme.com/d7ng5c

      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 8 Months Ago

      I thought this was just assumed.  Isn't it pretty typical for Lamborghini to have RWD variants of the V10 cars?  In the Gallardo they had about 7 different versions that were RWD.  After 20 years of driving manual cars everyday there is no end in sight for my desire to own one, and would want this car just the same way.  I don't look for tenths of a second in savings when driving around town, but I do look for a more involved driving experience.

      Hunter White
      • 8 Months Ago

      2 Wheel Drive and a manual would be nice. I drove a paddle shifted gallardo last weekend and was not impressed with the tranny. I would much rather have a three pedal setup.

        wooootles
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Hunter White

        Gallardo has a single-clutch automanual.

        The Huracan's DCT is said to be awesome, paired with AWD, 1/4-mi in 10.4.  Insane.

      fpb300
      • 8 Months Ago

      No matter what, the Huracan has  to be offered with a manual transmission/rear wheel drive combination. Lamborghini is limiting its market.

      dude
      • 8 Months Ago
      stop complaining guys the auto shift times are 1/10000th of a BajillaSecond x2...because we all need that kind of technology right?