Review Finds Rear-Wheel Drive Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 Is Unashamedly Tail-Happy

It won’t be for everybody, but it will make a select few nutters very happy

The removal of the prop shaft sending power to the front doesn’t make the Lamborghini Huracan that much lighter, but it does change the way the car steers and kicks out its rear end dramatically. The LP 580-2, where the two stands for the number of driven wheels, should be the most rewarding yet demanding Huracan version currently on sale, but is it?

MotorTrend’s Jason Cammisa tries to find out in a video review that takes the car on both road and track. On public tarmac, the reviewer says the car feels instantly more responsive through the steering wheel which is no longer corrupted by power going to the wheels – he says the difference in feel is really quite noticeable.

Aside from that, it seems its on-the-road manners are not all that different to those of the all-wheel drive model, but if you take it to a track, then the loss of a front driven axle becomes instantly apparent – the LP 580-2 is a corner-hungry drift machine that will keep even advanced drivers on their toes.

It seems to really require skill to maintain control during fast cornering peppered with instances of snap oversteer and occasional understeer when throttle is not applied to bring the back around. It looks like a fun car, but for the average driver, really, the more powerful LP 610-4 is the better all-round choice.