At 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, Stephen Winkelmann, Lamborghini’s CEO announced that a rear-drive Huracan was under consideration.
At the event, he said “we did it with the Gallardo, so it might be an option.” At the event, he further said “we are a four-wheel-drive super-sports car manufacturer, but why should we not do a rear-drive option? We need lots of derivatives. Customers expect it and we always need something new to talk about.”
Now, it is rumored that the long-awaited rear-drive Lamborghini Huracan will make its global debut at 2015 Los Angles International Auto Show. Shortly afterwards, the rear-drive Huracan will go on sale in the first quarter of 2016.
Previously, Lamborghini sold the rear-wheel-drive Gallardo as a less expensive alternative to the standard four-wheel-drive variant. However, this might not be the case with the Huracan. The rear-wheel-drive Huracan is expected to be more extreme and lightweight than the standard model, and might carry a higher price tag as well.
Like the rear-wheel-drive Gallardo, which was limited to just 250 units globally, the Huracan is also likely to be a limited edition model. After the launch of the coupé, a spyder version of the rear-wheel-drive Huracan is scheduled to join the lineup.