The car also has some ramped-up design features, including wider tires, a more aggressive front end and big air intakes — leading some in the automotive world to label it a "hard-core" Huracan.
"It is maximum driving fun," said Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "It's appealing to those wanting an even more intense driving experience. This is the purest expression of a Lamborghini to date, with class-leading technological refinements."
The car's V10 5.2-liter engine sends 580 horsepower to the rear axle. Weighing in at roughly 3,000 pounds, it's about 72 pounds lighter than the standard Huracan. It's also got a new steering setup for more precise turning.
Lambo has done well with rear-wheel drive vehicles in the past, including the popular Gallardo sports car and the limited-edition, rear-powered Huracan called the 620-2 Super Trofeo, designed for racetracks.
The automaker hasn't yet announced when the Huracan LP 580-2 will start being delivered.