Top Line: In a move not completely out of left field, Lamborghini is rolling out the Huracán Evo Spyder, the drop-top version of an update to its "entry-level" V-10 supercar.
What's New: Chiefly, a retractable soft top that can open or close in 17 seconds at up to 31 miles per hour. At 3,400 pounds dry, the Evo Spyder weighs 265 pounds more than the coupe and as a result, sprints to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds—0.2 seconds slower than its hardtop sibling. While the Huracán Evo coupe officially tops out at "over 202 mph," the Spyder reaches its maximum speed at just 202 mph, period.
The rear window can be open or closed independently of the top, allowing the car's raucous V-10 soundtrack in unfiltered while keeping any precipitation out.
Even with the convertible roof, Lambo says the Evo Spyder boasts "five times the downforce and efficiency of the original Huracán Spyder."
Quotable: "The Spyder continues the Huracán Evo's evolutionary charge: extremely easy to drive while excelling as a highly responsive, fun super sports car," said Lambo CEO Stefano Domenicali. "Particularly with the roof open, the emotive sound of the naturally aspirated engine and the refined, lightweight exhaust system take the sensory experience to a new level."
What You Need to Know: Just like the Evo coupe, the Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder gets a Performante-derived, 640-hp, 5.2-liter V-10, rear-wheel steering, all-wheel drive, and LDVI torque vectoring that uses silicon-based witchcraft to predict the driver's next move and prime itself accordingly. The Evo's exterior changes are all present here as well, with a new front chin and rear end apparently inspired by racing bikes and the company's own Huracán race cars.
Starting at $287,400, the mid-engined, drop-top supercar will debut in the flesh at next month's Geneva Motor Show.