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Lamborghini goes RWD with lightweight, redesigned Huracán LP 580-2

While AWD is nice for stability, there's no beating the joy of a rear-wheel-drive supercar, and Lamborghini has a new one.

Tim Stevens
Tim Stevens got his start writing professionally while still in school in the mid '90s, and since then has covered topics ranging from business process management to video game development to automotive technology.
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LOS ANGELES -- This is the brand-new Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2, a rear-wheel-drive version of the company's epic supercar.

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The normal Huracán features all-wheel drive to put its 602 horsepower to the ground. But, by going RWD, the new 580-2 will make for a more enjoyable drive.

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The 580 stands for 580 metric horsepower, which equates to 572 in old-world numbers.

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The lack of the AWD system means the car weighs 72 pounds less than normal, and it carries a 40/60 front/rear weight split.

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The car has also been subtly restyled to accentuate its RWD nature.

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There's a 12.3-inch virtual dashboard inside, which includes normal stuff, like engine revs and speed, and can also do full-screen navigation.

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The Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 is available for order now, starting at €150,000. That equates to roughly $159,500, £105,000 or AU$224,000.

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