FRANKFURT -- Supercar fans got a first look at Lamborghini’s topless 2016 Huracan Spyder tonight ahead of the 2015 Frankfurt auto show.
U.S. pricing will be $262,350, not including taxes and delivery, Lamborghini said.
Officially dubbed the Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder, it’s a convertible version of Lamborghini’s midengined Huracan. The car replaces the most popular convertible Lambo ever built, the Gallardo Spyder, as Lambo’s “entry level” droptop model.
“The Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder is the next chapter in the success story of the naturally aspirated V10 Huracán, and continues a Lamborghini tradition of open air motoring,” Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said in a statement.
The Huracan Spyder, which will begin arriving in U.S. showrooms next spring, changes very little from its hard-top version. A mid-mounted 5.2-liter V-10 engine makes the same 610 hp and 413 pounds-feet of torque, while a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission pushes that considerable power to all four wheels.
Top speed is 201 mph, while a 0-to-62 mph run ticks by in 3.4 seconds, 0.2 seconds slower than the coupe.
The power-operated soft top opens in 17 seconds and at speeds up to 31 mph, Lamborghini said. Like the Gallardo Spyder before it, the Huracan’s glass rear window can be operated independently from the roof. Hidden pop-up safety bars await in the unfortunate event of a rollover.
Lamborghini says the Huracan droptop is 40 percent stiffer than the earlier Gallardo, thanks to a lightweight chassis that uses carbon fiber and aluminum (the body is also mostly made up of aluminum panels).
Other goodies include standard carbon ceramic brakes, a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, 20-inch wheels, and an optional adaptive suspension package.
The debut of the Huracan Spyder comes at a particularly good time for Lamborghini. Winkelmann said last week that his company was on track to break last year’s global sales record of 2,530 cars by the end of September, thanks largely to the success of the new Huracan coupe.
Lamborghini’s U.S. sales rose 3 percent to 504 vehicles this year through August.