This is not the first coming of an exclusively rear-driven Huracán. Before Lamborghini made broad mid-life changes to its entry-level supercar in 2018 – hence the Evo moniker – the Huracán LP580-2 occupied the role. And on the face of it, not an awful lot has changed.
At 1389kg, the dry weight is identical, and the RWD model remains 33kg lighter than the regular Huracán Evo thanks to the removal of the front and centre differentials, and the front half-shafts. The same lightning-fast dual-clutch gearbox is supplied by Graziano and sits behind the engine, feeding torque to the 305-section rear Pirelli P Zero tyres through a mechanical limited-slip differential.
The dry-sumped 90deg V10 is lifted directly from the Huracán Performante, albeit reined in to deliver 602bhp instead 631bhp and 413lb ft instead of 443lb ft. Turbo free, it’s still operating near the limit of its reliable potential and now uses titanium valves lighter than the aluminium ones fitted to the 572bhp motor found in the RWD’s predecessor. The addition of a new intake manifold and an even freer-flowing exhaust complete the picture, which is that of arguably one of the most responsive and sweetly revving road-going engines ever.
The remaining changes are subtle. Like any Huracán, the RWD uses double-wishbone suspension, although the anti-roll bars and suspension – passive as standard, with magnetorheological dampers optional – are softer all round, and more so at the lighter front axle. The decision to keep the tail firmer in theory gives the handling a more playful balance, which is welcome.