The Lamborghini Huracán Spyder is a special car. At a time when normally aspirated engines are disappearing, the characterful V10 in this car is perhaps one of the finest of them all. It sounds spectacular. Perhaps even more spectacular than the Spyder looks and with the roof down, occupants are given front-row seats to the symphony.
The Huracán Spyder may not be the most dynamically accomplished car in the range thanks to hefty chassis reinforcement, but it feels the most special anywhere but a race track.
The three-layer fabric roof folds in just 17 seconds when driving under 31mph and does a good job of suppressing wind noise when up. With the roof down, air turbulence is carefully controlled by a number of fins and vents that steer the airflow away from the occupants without the need for a diffuser. Interior space is limited as the roof mechanism and storage take up room that is otherwise available in the coupe. This means taller drivers may feel a little cramped. The interior design is highly stylised and very modern. If video games are your thing then you’ll feel right at home.
Behind the wheel, the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder feels agile and responsive. It has an urgent throttle response and is always sure-footed with lots of grip. Push it to its limits and it is ultimately forgiving rather than exciting. Not what you may have expected from a Lamborghini in the past. If the styling is a bit too much for you and you’d prefer something a little more subtle then the Audi R8 V10+ shares the same engine and much of the running gear as the Huracán.