2016 Lamborghini Huracán Spyder LP-610-4

Lamborghini just took the covers off a roofless variant of the Huracan. Officially called the Huracán Spyder LP610-4, the car is just as the name implies: a drop-top Huracan. Mechanically, the naturally aspirated, 5.2L V10 is still present in its 610hp glory. 0-60 takes 3.4s, which is a little slower than the coupe but nonetheless very fast. Oh, and it tops out a lofty 201mph.

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Now in normal cars the roof is an integral part of the chassis. It serves as one of the points of connection between the front and rear of the car (along with the floor and doors). When you remove a roof from a car, the body loses a point of connection which, without proper reinforcement, can compromise the structural integrity of a car. The body could lose a lot of rigidity and strength, which can compromise handling and safety.

Luckily for us, Lamborghini has been chopping roofs off their cars for a while, which means they know a thing or two. The extensive use of aluminum and carbon fiber maintains the torsional stiffness in the body, meaning this Spyder will have quite a bite in the corners.

The Huracán Spyder features an electrohydraulic soft-top roof that is supposedly very light. Unlike the Gallardo Spyder, the Huracán Spyder keeps the overall body line of the car with the roof folded. The roll-bar is integrated into the body, which means you don’t see them. There are a pair of fins that come out when the roof is retracted. Not only do they look cool, but supposedly smooth out the wind passing the razor sharp body, reducing the wind noise. Overall, the Huracan Spyder look like a MiniMe version of the Aventador Roadster.

I personally find the Huracán to be one of the best Lamborghinis in recent years, and the Spyder variant is no exception. It looks great, (presumably) sounds great, and packs a mighty punch. Deliveries for the Huracán Spyder begin next Spring.