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Lamborghini’s rear-drive Huracan LP580-2 proves less is so much more

10 Oct 2016

THERE is only so much that a single tyre contact patch can do regardless of how wide the rubber or sticky the compound, which is why Lamborghini decided to distribute the Huracan LP610-4’s 449kW of power between all four wheels.

In dry conditions, the all-paw Huracan has seemingly boundless grip allowing the early application of power, vicious supercar pace and a little more of a safety net when things get damp, but how would the baby Lambo behave if you piped power to just the rear wheels?

You might imagine the LP580-2 you see here could be a dangerous beast with 100 per cent of its 5.2-litre V10 grunt going through just two wheels, but fear not because Italian supercar-maker deemed the full power output to be a little overkill so it wound the taps back to a hardly conservative 427kW.

When we first drove the rear-drive Huracan it was on a racing circuit and in perfect conditions so how would the LP580-2 fare on real-world roads and in some of Victoria’s most torrential rain for years?

Not only did we survive to tell the tale and hand back a complete Huracan, the most affordable model in the Raging Bull range is full of other pleasant surprises, too.

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Model release date: 1 April 2016

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