In detail: the Lambo drifter

Less power, less weight, but not the lesser sibling

one DESIGN BRIEF

LP 580-2 differentiated from its all-wheel drive sibling by new front and rear bumpers with matching aerodynamic aids and a new design of wheel – 19s standard, 20s are optional.

Carbon-ceramic brakes also optional, though the standard stoppers are more than adequate.

two NO OPTIONS

Steel suspension and fixed-rate dampers are standard with magnetic dampers and Lambo’s controversial Dynamic Steering optional. Standard setup so good the optional extras seem unnecessary.

three INSIDE STORY

Unlike Lambos of old, the driving position is spot-on and the Audiderived switchgear – including the clever digital instrument cluster shared with the TT – works well.

four DIET TIME

Hybrid aluminium/ carbon construction identical to the allpaw car, however weight drops 33kg thanks to the deletion of the all-wheel drive mechanicals. Weight distribution shifts from 42:58 to 40:60.

fi ve POWERHOUSE

Decrease of 22kW/20Nm largely academic, as the Huracán’s 5.2- litre V10 remains ferociously fast and outstandingly vocal.

Revs to 8500rpm and produces 427kW/540Nm; 0-100km/h takes a claimed 3.4sec.