Oh automotive rumors, where would we be without you? Like a snowflake, each rumor seems to be just slightly different than the other and, for better or for worse, not all of them actually make it down to earth.
The latest flake — the possibility of a rear-wheel drive Lamborghini Huracán — seems to have a chance of landing in the next year or so. Here’s what we can surmise so far.
For one, Lamborghini already graced us with the wonderful Gallardo LP550-2 Balboni, which put 542 horses to the pavement strictly through the rear wheels. Though just 250 units of the Balboni trickled out the doors, it showed us that Lambo isn’t afraid to deviate from the “Lamborghinis must be four-wheel-drive” recipe.
Further proof comes in the form of a now-yanked EVO article that shed additional light on the topic. According to that article, the RWD Huracán could be called the LP610-2 and may surface sometime in 2016.
We also have the words of Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann telling Autocar at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last year that “We did it [RWD] 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?”
Will this rumor-flake make it to earth? We’d say the chances are pretty damn good. What do you think about a rear-drive Huracán? Talk to us in the comments.