We already know the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder is a fantastic driving machine. Its 5.2-liter V10 and drop-top are perfect for downtown cruising and listening to all of that naturally-aspirated Italian goodness. But the Huracan LP580-2, the cheapest, least powerful car in Lamborghini's lineup, might actually be the better driver's car. Auto Express brought these two together to find out.
Both Huracans come standard with that lovely naturally-aspirated 10-cylinder engine stuck behind the seats, spinning a slick dual-clutch transmission. Other than the sharp looks, though, that's where the similarities end. The Spyder comes standard with Lamborghini's all-wheel-drive system, and produces 602 horses compared to the rear-drive coupe's 571.
Steve Sutcliffe of also discovers the more expensive Spyder is "softer" than the LP580, saying it's the one to have if you're going to live with it day-to-day. It's also got a lot of traction thanks to that all-wheel-drive system, and has the convertible bling factor that can't be replicated with the hardtop.
Sutcliffe describes the LP580, on the other hand, as the more hardcore of the two. The ride is harsher, it's louder, and the rear-drive setup keeps drivers on their toes. It's challenging to drive, as a supercar should be.
Unsurprisingly, if you're looking for the ultimate Lamborghini driver's car, the budget-minded (at just $199,800) LP580-2 Huracan might just be the best bang for your buck.