Lamborghinis have been almost exclusively all-wheel driven for over two decades now, and it’s only been certain special variants that ended up being sold with just the one powered axle.
The last one you could buy was the Gallardo Valentino Balboni edition, named in honor of Lamborghini’s most notorious test driver.
Apparently now, they’re set to do it again, this time basing it on the new Huracan. The tip was dropped at Pebble beach last week, when CEO Stephan Winkelmann was quoted as saying: “We did it with the Gallardo so it might be an option. We are a four-wheel-drive super-sports car [manufacturer] but why should we not do a rear-drive option?”
He added that “lots of derivatives” would be desirable for them, because “customers expect it and we always need something new to talk about.”
Processing this for a second, he’s actually quite right, since the people who buy these cars want to feel like they stand out, that their choice shows individuality. Having a plethora of differing variants could give future owners a sense of driving something really unique.
Additionally, a rear-wheel drive Huracan would be a good idea as it would also bring down the price (and weight), resulting in what will probably be the most different proposition to what the standard car offers. Before it, though, Lamborghini will be launching the Huracan drop-top.