Lamborghini Copenhagen kindly invited me to the dealer launch of the Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 and the Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder on the eve of the 23rd Jan, and who am I to decline such an invitation?! We arrived at a rather unexpected location within a parking garage complex, with a Gallardo Spyder Performante and a Huracán LP 610-4 coupe parked outside, acting as homing beacons, but as we stepped inside the venue, we were greeted by the dealer’s staff, who gave us a small welcome present in the shape of a Lamborghini ballpoint pen in a suitably hexagonally shaped casing. The bar was open, and we were served Asian cuisine as we moved about in the room where the two Huracáns were hiding under their cloaks.
The head of Lamborghini Copenhagen gave a short introductory speech on the subject of the two cars, and the unveiling was met with warm cheers and applause. The LP 580-2 was displayed in Rosso Mars, which turned out to be notoriously difficult to capture correctly on camera in the challenging lighting conditions. However, seeing the car in the metal was an agreeable event, and the trademark design of the LP 580-2 became more and more obvious as the hours went by. The sharpness of the nose is a subtle, but effective design feature, as is the differently shaped rear lights.
Inside, the LP 580-2 was pretty much as expected from a Huracán coupe – focused and driver oriented. Having settled into the seat, I found myself wanting to spend a decent amount of time there, preferably with the wheels eating up twisting country roads. I need to pay them another visit…
The LP 610-4 Spyder looked a bit misplaced at first, with its rather light Blu Le Mans (not 100 % sure about this, but it sure looked like it) in the otherwise nocturnal atmosphere of its surroundings. However, the light brown interior made it a really pleasant combination, and I found myself circling the Spyder, taking in the view. The engine cover looked a bit simplistic, but paired up well with both the rear end and the cabin. With the hood up, the Spyder looked more at home in our midst.
Although being inside and in a rather small room, the Spyder offers that very special sense of limitlessness as one gets behind the wheel. Knowing that the top will come up in just seventeen seconds is a reassuring thought, should one feel the urge to take it outside on a cloudy day. With a recent experience of driving an LP 610-4 coupe, I’m sure the Spyder is every bit as easy to drive, and even as rewarding when pushed hard. A rendezvous with the Spyder in a different setting is tempting. Very tempting.
This article was first published on lovecars.com.