2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible

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2017 MODEL

$219,780 - $262,450

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Back in 2014, when the Lamborghini Huracan first rolled out, it had great load on its shoulders. The Gallardo was the supercar that helped Lamborghini revive at its time of crisis and the Huracan was about to replace this icon from Lamborghini. And boy did it fair well. The Huracan Spyder is the third derivative of the Lamborghini Huracan. ‘Huracan' literally means hurricane lord and the supercar washed away all its rivals like a hurricane. The Huracan was also crowned as the supercar of the year 2014 by auto magazine ‘TopGear'.

The Huracan Spyder is offered in two trim levels and with two engine options. The basic RWD trim of the Huracan Spyder is priced at $219450 while the top of the line AWD trim is priced at $262450. Both the trim levels use a 5.2 litre V10 engine but the RWD trim makes 580 horses while the AWD trim makes 30 horses more. The engine is mated to a 7 speed automatic transmission.

Italian cars have a great reputation of being quirky. And the Huracan is no exception. If you observe the car carefully you will notice that major elements of the car have a hexagonal shape. The wheel rims are hexagonal, the door handles on the outside and on the inside are hexagonal, the engine start stop button is hexagonal, even the steering wheel is six sided amongst other things.


8.9/10
Features

 

5.6/10
Engine

 

6.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.9/10
Interior

 

5.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Back in 2014, when the Lamborghini Huracan first rolled out, it had a great load on its shoulders. The Gallardo was the supercar that helped Lamborghini revive at its time of crisis and the Huracan was about to replace this icon from Lamborghini. And boy did it fair well! The Huracan Spyder is the third derivative of the Lamborghini Huracan. Huracan' literally means hurricane lord and the supercar washed away all its rivals like a hurricane. The Huracan was also crowned as the supercar of the year 2014 by the auto magazine "TopGear".

2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible Features

8.9/10

The Lamborghini Huracan is soft top convertible and is offered in two trim levels. 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. 

Trim

Lamborghini Huracan Spyder RWD

Lamborghini Huracan Spyder

MSRP

$219,450

$262,450

Key

Features

  • 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
  • It includes 610hp 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
  • Center console trim: leather


 

2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible Engine

5.6/10
"It’s similar to the V10 that powers its corporate cousin the Audi R8, but the Huracan's engine uses a dual-fuel-injection setup called Iniezione Diretta Stratificata (IDS) that has both direct and port-style fuel injection. The mid-mounted engine routes its power through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; no manual transmission is offered.- Kelley Blue Book"

Engine and Transmission

This supercar from Sant'Agata, Italy is equipped with a chunky 5.2L naturally aspirated V10 engine. The power plant pumps out 580 horses and delivers 397 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. The Huracan is the first Lamborghini to feature a dual clutch automatic transmission. In fact, the transmission system in the Huracan is straight from the 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 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 civilised 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 closest rival of the Huracan in terms of power is the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet. The Porsche uses a smaller 3.8L engine and yet delivers 580 horsepower which is equal to the Huracan. The Porsche is followed by the McLaren 570s which makes 562 HP and the Audi R8 Spyder which makes 540 HP.

Models

Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Convertible

McLaren 570s Spider

Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

Audi R8 Spyder V10

MSRP

$219,450

$190,100

$203,000

$175,100

Engine

5.2L l10

3.8L l8

3.8L l6

5.2L l10

Transmission

7-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Horsepower

580 hp

562 hp

580 hp

540 hp

Torque

397 lb-ft

443 lb-ft

516 lb-ft

398 lb-ft

Acceleration

The Huracan is an enthusiast's car and is built for the race track. This Italian raging bull can shoot itself from rest to 60 MPH in just 3.4 seconds. Take the Huracan to the drag strip and it will hit the quarter-mile mark in just 11.6 seconds. As said earlier, the acceleration is not manic but still very exciting. 

The Huracan doesn't really have the best acceleration timings in the competition. The Porsche 911 has the best 0-60 MPH acceleration timings and the best quarter-mile acceleration timings of the lot. The Lamborghini beats the Audi by 0.1 seconds in terms of 0-60 MPH but loses the Audi by 0.1 seconds in terms quarter mile timings. In spite of being the most powerful car in the category, the Huracan fails to beat its rivals in terms of acceleration timings even with lower power figures.

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)

11.0

6.6

8.4

10.4

Ride and Handling

Lamborghinis have not always been known for the best handling cars. 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. Being a rear wheel drive car, the Huracan tends to oversteer a little bit. But that really doesn't make much difference and you can still live with it. It can be fun too if you enjoy your tail popping out most often. You do not have that problem (read boon) in the all-wheel-drive system. There is greater traction and better drivability out of a corner. 

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.

Braking

Powerful cars need to be equipped with a strong set of brakes. Good stopping abilities of the car help you to enjoy the car to the fullest and give you just the right amount of confidence while driving. The Huracan Spyder gets 15.0 inches diameter carbon ceramic disc brakes at the front and 14.0 inches diameter carbon ceramic disc brakes at the rear. The supercar comes to a standstill from 60 MPH at a distance of 105.6 feet.

The Porsche gets the biggest set of brakes in the competition and thus has the best braking stats. The Porsche comes to a halt from 60 MPH at a distance of just 93 feet. The McLaren gets the second largest set of brakes and thus has the best braking stats after Porsche. The Lamborghini Huracan Spyder stands 3rd in braking stats and is followed by the Audi R8 Spyder.

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

3,304

3,682

3,957

60-0 MPH (ft.)

105.6

100

93

111

2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible 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. If you take this baby Lambo out on the city roads, it will go for 14 miles on a gallon of fuel. Take it on the highway and the Lamborghini will consume a gallon of fuel for going 20 miles. The Huracan gets a combined fuel economy rating of 16 MPG.

The Huracan is a gas guzzler and so are the other cars in the segment. The Porsche 911 is the most fuel-efficient of the lot and gives combined fuel economy rating of 21 MPG. The 911 is followed by the 570s which gives a combined fuel efficiency rating of 19 MPG. The Audi R8, on the other hand, gets a combined fuel economy rating of 17 MPG. The Lamborghini is the least fuel-efficient car in the segment but someone who is buying a car worth $219000 dollars won't really care about it.

Model

Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Convertible

McLaren 570s Spider

Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

Audi R8 Spyder V10

MPG (city)

14

16

19

14

MPG (highway)

20

23

24

22

MPG (combined)

16

19

21

17

2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible Interior

7.9/10
"Cargo space is limited in the front trunk, so pack lightly. Cabin storage is at a premium, too, with a small cubby under the console and modest door pockets.- Edmunds"

The interiors of the Huracan are nice and crisp. Wrapped in leather, carbon fiber and Alcantara, the interiors of the Huracan are nicely appointed. Again, 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. 

Seating and Comfort

We do not have the passenger volume and head/shoulder/leg room figures with us but we can only tell you that the space on the inside is tight. The lightweight bucket seats have a low position and do the job of holding you in place really. The Huracan can only accommodate only 2 people.

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

38.4/52.0/41.6

38.5/55.1/-

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

NA

NA

32.0/50.6/41.4

NA

Infotainment System

The infotainment system of the Huracan is called the Lamborghini Infotainment System II. The system is integrated in the driver's cockpit and there is no central display. The system has integrated satnav and has got 3D maps. The infotainment system is coupled to 12 speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system which delivers amazing sound quality and ups your in car infotainment experience. You also get Sirius XM satellite radio with Bluetooth, USB jack, iPod/iPhone integration.

Interior Features

Some of the features on the inside of the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan are listed below.

  • Automatic clime control.
  • Satellite radio.
  • Remote keyless entry with an integrated key transmitter.
  • 2 door curb/courtesy and illuminated entry.
  • Full floor console with storage and one 12V DC power outlet.
  • Active charcoal air filtration.
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel.
  • Leather, Alcantara and carbon fiber inserts on the dashboard.

2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible Exterior

5.6/10

Much like other Lamborghinis, 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.

Dimensions and Weight.

The Huracan is 175.6 inches long, 75.8 inches wide and 46.5 inches tall. The car also has a low ground clearance of 4.3 inches and so if you take this one on a bump or a pothole, you'll certainly scratch the floor. The Huracan weighs around 3399 lbs.

The McLaren is the longest car of the lot while the Audi happens to be the widest. On the other hand, at 51.1 inches, the Porsche is the tallest car in the competition. The Mclaren offers the least ground clearance. The Audi R8 is the heaviest car at 3957 lbs.

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

178.3

177.4

174.3

Width(in)

75.8

76.0

74.0

76.4

Height(in)

46.5

47.3

51.1

49.0

Ground clearance (in)

5.3

3.6

4.6

4.3

Wheelbase (in)

103.2

105.1

96.5

104.4

Track width (in) F/R

65.7/63.8

65.9/63.7

60.7/62.6

64.5/63.0

Exterior Features

Some of the interesting quirks and features of the Huracan are listed below.

  • Convertible rear glass window.
  • Convertible powered soft-top roof with wind blocker.
  • Lead headlamps and taillights.
  • Carbon-ceramic disc brakes.
  • Carbon fiber rear spoiler.

2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible Safety

Safety Features

Lamborghini understands that the Huracan is a fast car and its owners will certainly drive it fast. So, the Huracan has been equipped with some great safety features and some of them are listed below.

  • side airbags: front 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

2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible Competition

The McLaren 570s Spider vs Lamborgini Huracan Convertible

The McLaren 570s SThe Audi pider is the iconic British rival of the Huracan Spyder. The McLaren uses a smaller engine and thus makes less power than the Huracan. But the McLaren beats the Lamborghini in terms of acceleration timings as well as fuel economy. The only area where the Huracan betters the 570s is braking. The McLaren is also $30000 cheaper than the Huracan. Comparing both the cars closely we would rather suggest you to go for the McLaren. Only if you crave for the charging bull on the hood of your car you should buy the Huracan.

The Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet vs Lamborgini Huracan Convertible

The Porsche 911 Turbo is yet another legendary supercar from Germany. The Porsche uses a smaller engine but makes power equal to Huracan. The Porshe also makes around 119 lb-ft more torque than the Huracan makes. The Porsche is also priced $16000 less than the Lamborghini. Moreover, the Porsche beats the Lambo in terms of acceleration, braking, and fuel economy too. Of course, there is no matching the sense of drama of the Huracan. 

In a single sentence, we would suggest you go for the Porsche. The Porsche is better than the Lambo in all the areas and it certainly makes no sense to buy the Huracan when you have such a great alternative of the 911 in front of you.

The Audi R8 Spyder V10 vs Lamborgini Huracan Convertible

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.

2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible Final Verdict

Lamborghini has a great marketing strategy in place. The USP of any Lamborghini is that it belongs to the brand Lamborghini. Lamborghini wants you to buy a Lamborghini just because it is a Lamborghini.  

The charm is simply on another level. The wedge-like body structure, the naturally aspirated engines, the loud grunt of the exhaust, the different quirks and features and the stamp of the raging bull on the hood, all make the Lamborghini stand apart from its rivals. We could go on and on and talk of the Huracan for hours together. 

Long story short, the Lamborghini falls short in terms of performance only by a small margin. Only if the Huracan had performed a little bit better, it could have offered more value for your money. Buy the more powerful iteration of the Huracan along with the all-wheel-drive system and you wouldn't be even complaining about that. But at the end of the day, you aren't just buying an ordinary car, you are buying a Lamborghini.

Pros

Super powerful engine.

Great driving dynamics.

Exhaust note.

Literally everything about this car is impressive.

Cons

Fuel economy.

What's New?

2 colors added to the lineup

No significant Change


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$219780

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

top speed

202 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

318 cu. in.

horsepower

573 hp @ 8000 rpm

torque

398 lb.-ft. @ 6500 rpm

transmission

7-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

independent rear double wishbone suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

14 in. ventilated disc brakes/14.4 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

103.2 in.

length

175.6 in.

width

75.8 in.

height

46.5 in.

curb weight

3399 lbs.

ground clearance

6.3 in.

capacity

towing capacity

7716 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

10.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/16/20 mpg

highway range

422 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/unlimited

drivetrain warranty

3 years/unlimited

corrosion warranty

3 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible in Rosso Mars Metallic color  2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible in Blu Caelum Metallic color  2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible in Nero Aldebaran color  2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible in Bianco Isis color
Rosso Mars Metallic

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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


 2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible LP 580-2 Spyder

LP 580-2 Spyder

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

$219,780


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LP 580-2 Spyder 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)
See Full Specs
7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 2 NA

 2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible LP610-4S

LP610-4S

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

$262,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LP610-4S 2dr Convertible (5.2L 10cyl 7AM) Starting at $262,350 MSRP (14/16/20) 602 hp @ 8250 rpm, 5.2 L, V10, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automatic all wheel drive 2 NA

 2017 Lamborghini Huracan Convertible LP 610-4 Spyder

LP 610-4 Spyder

power
610 hp @ 8250 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
16 combined

$262,450


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LP 610-4 Spyder 2dr Convertible AWD (5.2L 10cyl 7AM) Starting at $262,450 MSRP (14/16/20) 610 hp @ 8250 rpm, 5.2 L, V10, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automatic all wheel drive 2 NA