Lamborghini is back with one of their wordiest car models yet! Amidst a 2 month lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic the zany Italians have released the latest in the model line up.
Let's start with some quick fire stats, the new car is a spyder version of the existing evo RWD hardtop. The car runs the same 5.2l V10 engine as the hardtop with 602bhp and 413lb ft of torque at the wheels, a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 201mph. All sound's very promising. But when we compare this to lambo's existing models, it loses 1mph off its top speed compared to the hardtops 202mph, and is 0.2 seconds slower to 60 than the hardtop. When you consider the extra weight (approx 120kg) because of the roof mechanism and the added structural feature's this doesn't seem too much of a loss for the added benefit of all that lovely blue sky.
But what about the new feature's, well its new fancy folding fabric roof will close in just 17 seconds and the car is capable to do this while travelling at speeds of up to 31mph. Just in case you needed the extra lambo flare of lowering the roof while driving.
So how can you tell this one apart? Well it has a slightly revised, front end with those larger intakes either side of the centre a funkier front splitterl, obviously a revised rear end for ithe roofing, and a nice bespoke rear diffuser. Other than those it is quite hard to tell apart from it's 4WD brother.
But now we come to the inevitable bad part of any lamborghini. The price. The car starts at £188,800, a considerable increase of £15,600 over the hardtop alternative, and this is before you start to spec the car out! Options including carbon ceramic brake discs and larger 20 inch rims are umongst the more expensive options you will be wanting, with the added options top spec one's can be expected to cost around £200,000-£210,000.
So what would you do? Would you get the hard top or would the allure of a convertible Lamborghini be too much for you to pass up?