2018 Lamborghini Huracan

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in Midsize convertibles
2018 MODEL
$219,780 - $262,450 See Inventory Prices

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Detailed Review

The Italian manufacturers introduced the first Huracan series in the year 2014. This was meant to be a replacement for the Gallardo, but the Huracan sets its own stage. And this year, Lamborghini sets a new standard in V10 flagship, the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Spyder is the new member of the Huracan series.

The Lamborghini Huracan Spyder costs $262,450. This coupe is blessed with a V 10 engine with 7-speed automatic. The interiors, exteriors, functionality, performance and safety don't leave a spot to be questioned. This supercar is so well engineered that from the radiator to the tail light, the roof, side mirrors, wheels, curves, edges, air vents everything influence the car's performance.

The McLaren 570s Spider, Porsche 911 Turbo S and Audi R8 Spyder V10 are other V10 flagship supercars out there. They have the power, performance and the wheels to challenge Huracan Spyder on equal terms.

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Pros

Smooth transmission

Lightning fast gear changes

Mammoth 602 hp engine

Suave looks

Cons

Unforgiving ride quality on bad roads

Larger carbon footprint

What's New?

No significant changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$219780

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

133 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

122

horsepower

237 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

398 lb.-ft. @ 6500 rpm

transmission

9-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

11.8 in. /12.4 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

107.9 in.

length

180.7 in.

width

74.6 in.

height

67.9 in.

curb weight

3854 lbs.

ground clearance

8.3 in.

capacity

towing capacity

4409 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.8 sec.

zero to 100 mph

5.6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/22/25 mpg

ev range

295.4 mi.

highway range

450 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/unlimited


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Styles

 2018 Lamborghini Huracan in Bianco Isis color  2018 Lamborghini Huracan in Nero Aldebaran color  2018 Lamborghini Huracan in Blu Caelum Metallic color  2018 Lamborghini Huracan in Rosso Mars Metallic color
Bianco Isis

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.9

Engine

5.6

Fuel Economy

6.7

Interior

7.9

Exterior

5.6

6.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2S

LP580-2S

power
573 hp @ 8000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
16 combined

$219,780


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LP580-2S 2dr Convertible (5.2L 10cyl 7AM) Starting at $219,780 MSRP (14/16/20) 573 hp @ 8000 rpm, 5.2 L, V10, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 2   Bianco Monocerus
  Rosso Alfa
  Bianco Isis
  Nero Aldebaran
  Blu Caelum Metallic
  Rosso Mars Metallic

 2018 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4S

LP610-4S

power
602 hp @ 8250 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
15 combined

$262,450


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LP6100-4S 2dr Convertible (5.2L 10cyl 7AM) Starting at $262,450 MSRP (13/15/19) 602 hp @ 8250 rpm, 5.2 L, V10, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automatic all wheel drive 2   Bianco Monocerus
  Rosso Alfa
  Bianco Isis
  Nero Aldebaran
  Blu Caelum Metallic
  Rosso Mars Metallic

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 25, 2018

6.9

Overall Rating


8.9/10
Features

 

5.6/10
Engine

 

6.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.9/10
Interior

 

5.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

The Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Convertible is a true supercar. Its low profile aerodynamic body, immensely powerful engine and intimidating well finished sporty interiors sure attracts a lot of attention.

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Features

8.9/10

Unlike other cars, supercar companies focus on bringing models instead of variants. That being said, The Lamborghini Huracan is a soft top convertible and is offered in two versions. The Huracan Spyder RWD is offered with a 5.2 L V10 engine that makes 580 horsepower while the Huracan Spyder AWD is offered with the same 5.2LV10 engine that makes 610 horses. The only difference between the two cars is the difference in the engine power and drivetrain.

Features like cruise control, Magneto-Rheologic suspension, dynamic steering, anti-theft features, Lamborghini telemetry, rear-view cameras and several other features comes in optional with the Huracan Spyder Convertible.

Trim Lamborghini Huracan Spyder AWD Lamborghini Huracan Spyder RWD
MSRP $262,450 $219,450
Key Features
  • Automatic climate control front air conditioning
  • Auxiliary audio input: Bluetooth, USB jack, iPod/iPhone integration
  • Satellite Radio: SiriusXM
  • Convertible rear window: glass
  • Convertible roof: power, soft top, with wind blocker
  • Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy and Illuminated Entry
  • Full Floor Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Automatic climate control front air conditioning
  • Dual front air conditioning zones
  • Active charcoal air filtration
  • Steering wheel trim: leather
  • Center console trim: leather
  • It includes 580hp engine
  • Automatic climate control 
  • Auxiliary audio input:Bluetooth,USB,jack,iPod/iPhone integration
  • Satellite, Radio: SiriusXM
  • Convertible rear window: glass
  • Convertible roof: power, soft top, with wind blocker
  • Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy and Illuminated Entry
  • Full Floor Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Active charcoal air filtration
  • Steering wheel trim: leather

We recommend

Who does not like more power? We'd recommend you the AWD version because it comes with 30 more bhp, looks better than the RWD Huracan because of a redesigned bumper and of course has the traction from the AWD system. Yes, it costs significantly more but its worth each of those pennies. 

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Engine

5.6/10

"The Huracán family of supercars is awe-inspiring and extremely powerful. An exotic 5.2-liter V-10 mates to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic—a manual option is missing. Horsepower ranges from 572 on rear-drive models and up to 631 on the track-ready, all-wheel-drive Performante." - Car and Driver

Engine and Transmission

For brands like Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren or any other supercar brands it's all about power and performance whereas the interiors are secondary. As for our Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Convertible, it has a massive 5.2L V10 engine. This 602 hp powerhouse when combined with 7-speed automatic transmission produces 412 lb.-ft. of torque at 6500 rpm.

The naturally aspirated V10 engine and the glorious symphony of the pistons in the cylinders is certainly the best thing about this car apart from the looks. It's not as manic as Lambos of the previous generation. In fact, it's much more civilized and tamed now. Do not get us wrong, it's still as thrilling and still as beasty but far more usable now. It revs linearly and beautifully all the way to the redline and the power delivery is effortless. The transmission is straight from an Audi R8. It's still not the best transmission you'd find in a class of these cars but Lamborghini has come a long way in perfecting their gearboxes. It's much better than before and the shifts are quite instantaneous and thrilling.

The Huracan Spyder sure has the most powerful engine in the whole class but way less torque which actually affects its performance. The R8 Spyder has still lesser torque than the Huracan whereas the 911 Turbo S has the most torque in the competition.

Models Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Convertible McLaren 570s Spider Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet Audi R8 Spyder V10
MSRP $262,450 $211,300 $203,000 $177,100
Engine 5.2L I10 3.8L l8 3.8L l6 5.2L l10
Transmission 7-speed automatic 7-speed automatic 7-speed automatic 7-speed automatic
Horsepower 602 hp @ 8250 rpm 562 hp @ 7500 rpm 580 hp @ 6750 rpm 540 hp @ 7800 rpm
Torque 412 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm 443 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm 516 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm 398 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm

Acceleration

The 602 hp powerhouse coupled with the 7-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive puts the spider from 0-60 mph in mere 3.4 sec hitting the quarter mile margin in just 11.6 sec. The performance and acceleration offered by this car is pretty impressive unless you don't compare it.

The Porsche 911 Turbo S gets from 0-60 mph in mere 2.9 sec and leads the segment thanks to the intense torque produced by 580 hp engine, followed by McLaren 570s. The Audi R8 is pretty close to the Huracan as well. The Huracan gets easily defeated by its competitors not to mention the powerful engine and huge price tag.

Models Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Convertible McLaren 570s Spider Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet Audi R8 Spyder V10
0-60 MPH 3.4 3.2 2.9 3.5
Quarter mile 11.6 11.0 10.6 11.5
Engine 5.2 L 3.8 L 3.8 L 5.2 L
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 11.7 6.6 8.4 10.4

Handling and Steering

There is one thing that we actually can't question about and that is the handling and driving experience offered by the Huracan. The suspensions are tuned for the race track and make high speed cornering a cake walk. Although you can electronically raise and lower the car, the Huracan isn't really a car you can drive on bad roads. The suspension set up can also be adjusted electronically to match your driving mood but overall the suspension set up is a little bit on the stiffer side to offer you an agile ride. The power-adjustable rack and pinion steering, 7-speed automatic transmission, double-wishbone suspension, traction control all add up offering the most precise, smooth, stable handling.

The ride quality is anything but soft but the machine handles really well. The hexagonal steering wheel of the Lamborghini is light to steer and responds to even the smallest of the inputs. The AWD system offers great traction and better drivability out of a corner. The Huracan steers smoothly through tight corners, stays stable and also offers full control over to the driver if needed. Additional features like cruise control, dynamic steering enhances the handling capacity of this vehicle.

Braking

The Huracan Spyder Convertible features 15/14 inch front/rear Brembo disc brakes. Features like Traction control, Electronic Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking System are also added for powerful and effective braking. This coupe has a stopping distance of 105.6 ft. to get from 60-0 mph while the 3,399 lbs. body weight plays a vital role in that.

Even though the Huracan stops within a respectable distance for a sports car, it is not best in class. The Porsche and the Mclaren have far better stopping distance and the Porsche really nails it with just 93 ft of stopping distance. The Audi R8 is the mlast in this competition with 111 ft of stopping distance from 6o mph to a standstill.

Model Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Convertible McLaren 570s Spider Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet Audi R8 Spyder V10
Brake Front (in.) 15.0 15.5 16.1 14.4
Brake Rear (in.) 14.0 15.0 15.4 14.0
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3,399 3,303 3,682 3,957
60-0 MPH (ft.) 105.6 100 93 111

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Fuel Economy

6.7/10

Most potential buyers of the Huracan won't even read this section but still, we have the facts and the figures for you. The Spyder being a powerful supercar offers satisfactory fuel efficiency. The Spyder offers an average mileage of 13/19 in city/highway with a combined mileage of 15. Compared to Huracan all other competitors offer better fuel efficiency, the Porsche 911 Turbo S leads the segment followed by Audi and McLaren. The Huracan is a gas guzzler and so are the other cars in the segment.

Model Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Convertible McLaren 570s Spider Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet Audi R8 Spyder V10
MPG (city) 13 19 19 14
MPG (highway) 19 23 24 25
MPG (combined) 15 16 21 18

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Interior

7.9/10

"Toggle switches, many hexagonal buttons and the most sciatica-inducing seats currently fitted to a road-going vehicle, if you option the admittedly sexy-looking carbon chairs. The fabric roof doesn’t flap at all, and though you lose any semblance of aft-seat storage" - Top Gear

Seating and Comfort

The Huracan Spyder is a 2 door coupe which can accommodate 2 person which is totally obvious as it is an all-performance car. It sure has a long body but most of the space is taken by the massive powerhouse which results in a less spacious cramped cabin. Its low profile design also sacrifices headroom. You'll notice the six-sided hexagonal elements all over. The hexagonal steering wheel, the hexagonal air-con vents, the hexagonal start/stop button; hexagonal elements are all over. Quality of fit and finish is great and the quality of materials is also upmarket. In a nutshell, you get a feeling of sitting in the cockpit of a fighter jet, especially because of that flick open start-stop button. 

The Huracan features a performance focused cabin, with a multi-functional sports steering wheel, paddle shifters and 6-way power adjustable heated front seats. The Spyder gets very well finished Leather interiors. It has 2 LCD display just behind the steering wheel for easy monitoring. The choices regarding interiors design and colors are totally up to customers. 

Model Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Convertible McLaren 570s Spider Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet Audi R8 Spyder V10
Passenger capacity 2 2 4 2
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) NA NA NA 38.5/55.1/-
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

NA

NA NA NA

Interior Features

  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering wheel
  • Star/stop Button
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Leather interiors
  • Dual-zone Climate control
  • Front Head-Restraint
  • Rear-view mirror
  • 12V DC power Outlet
  • Power Windows
  • Programmable Garage Door Opener
  • Illuminated entry
  • 2-stage Power Lock
  • Centre Control Knob

Infotainment System

The Lamborghini has a very unique infotainment system. Instead of putting an in-dash display this car has combined display and instrument cluster. The multi-function steering wheel offer no control over the infotainment system instead of that several control knobs are added, separate knobs are featured for easy multimedia access, seat configuration and Infotainment controls.

  • SiriusXM Satellite radio
  • In-dash CD player\t
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • 4-Performance Speaker
  • Bluetooth Compatibility

Cargo Volume

Cargo Space is the last thing you might expect from a supercar. Since all the space is chucked up in keeping low profile, massive engine and interiors very less space in left for trunk. Unlike other cars Lamborghini has a trunk in the front side while the engine at the rear. There is no data on Trunk space so there is no point in comparing.

Model Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Convertible McLaren 570s Spider Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet Audi R8 Spyder V10
Cargo Volume (ft.3) NA 5.3 5.7 4.0

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Exterior

5.6/10

"Dramatic styling drips from angular and aerodynamic exteriors to technical and luxurious cockpits. The sexy Spyder convertible increases the emotional response even further." - Car and Driver

Dimension and Weight

The Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Convertible has a very well-engineered body design. It has a standard Lamborghini low profile aerodynamic body which gives it a huge performance surplus. The 5.5-inch ground clearance keeps the car stick to the ground and increases traction as well. The Huracan too carries the wedge-like body shape trademark DNA of the Italian automaker. The car is bold and beautiful and yet it looks angry and is always ready to charge at you. The car sits low and is wide and with the nose swooping down, it commands a lot of respect that way. The air intakes in the front splitter are beautifully chiseled.

The air intakes along the side skirts and over the rear fenders add some extra drama to the side profile. The exhausts at the rear along with those ultra-sleek tail lamps round off the bold looks. The coupe was already a very beautiful looking car and the Spyder has build on that beautifully with amazing proportions.

It is 175.6 inches long and 75.8 inches wide with a height of 46.5 inches only. The low height sure reduces and headroom but increases aerodynamics. Weighing only 3,399 this coupe is the lightest car in the whole class. The 103.2-inch wheelbase keeps it pretty steady and stable when going fast or cutting corners. As for the competitors they all have almost same dimension except the Porsche featuring a little high and narrow body design.

Model Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Convertible McLaren 570s Spider Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet Audi R8 Spyder V10
Curb weight (lbs.) 3,399 3,303 3,682 3,957
Length(in) 175.6 178.4 177.4 174.3
Width(in) 75.8 76.0 74.0 76.4
Height(in) 46.5 47.3 50.9 49.0
Ground clearance (in) 5.3 3.6 NA NA
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 105.1 96.5 104.3
Track width (in) F/R 65.7/63.8 65.9/63.7 60.7/62.6 64.5/63.0

Exterior Features

  • LED low/high beam Headlights
  • Light Tinted Windows
  • 20" Silver Aluminum wheels
  • Convertible Top
  • Auto-Dimming Mirrors

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Safety

Even though Lamborghini Huracan Spyder is a supercar there is no super safety or special safety features, so it comes in equipped with all well-known standard safety features. The body sure is made in such a way to absorb maximum impact and keep the driver and passenger as safe as possible.

Features like ABS, Electronic stability control, dynamic control, cruise control plays very vital role in terms of safety as for many supercars most of the mishap happens due to over speeding or control loss over the car.

Unfortunately, the Safety has not been rated by NHTSA or IIHS.

Safety Features

  • Side airbags with head protection chambers
  • Rollover Protection System
  • Driver And Passenger Side Airbag Head Extension
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Side Impact Beams

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Competition

Lamborghini Huracan Convertible vs McLaren 570s Spider

The McLaren 570s Spider priced at $211,300 features a less powerful engine with 562 hp but still has better torque than Lamborghini due to which it has better acceleration. This low profile supercar has better fuel efficiency and less CO2 emission than the Huracan Spyder. In head on comparison, McLaren surpasses the Huracan in terms of performance and that's all that matters in this class.

Lamborghini Huracan Convertible vs Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

The Porsche 911 Turbo S is a performance Coupe which is more affordable, efficient and has more spacious cabin than Huracan Spyder. This car can accommodate 4 person. Priced at $203,000, this car has less powerful engine but it remains a very engaging car to drive like most Porsche's.

Apart from the powerhouse, the Porsche has got better acceleration, torque, headroom, fuel efficiency and is way more affordable than the Huracan. This Coupe totally overpowers the Lamborghini Spyder.

Lamborghini Huracan Convertible vs Audi R8 Spyder V10

The Audi R8 Spyder V10 and the Lamborghini Huracan are based on the same platform. Both the cars use the same engine and the same dual clutch gearbox. Only the engine of the Huracan has been tweaked slightly to make little bit more power. The Huracan only beats the Audi in terms of 0-60 MPH acceleration timings and braking stats.

The Audi has the better quarter mile acceleration timings and has the better fuel economy. Moreover, the Audi R8 is about $44000 cheaper than the Huracan. Anyday the Audi R8 is the better option. Again if you only want a Lamborghini and have no problem in shelling out $44000 extra, you should buy the Lambo.

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Final Verdict

The Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Convertible is a true supercar. Its low profile aerodynamic body, immensely powerful engine and intimidating well finished sporty interiors sure attracts a lot of attention. This coupe is the companies pride and one of the best in V10 flagship. Considering its power, specs and features paying $262,450 is a fair price for this car.

The Huracan series has a massive fan following and the 2018 Spyder got pretty famous as well but when it comes to competition the Huracan Spyder loses from Porsche 911 and McLaren Spider. The Audi R8 sue proves no match for any of the other 3 competitors but that before you consider the price Margin. The Huracan Spyder sure is one of the best supercars around but it still needs improvement to win the competition.