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Lamborghini Huracan Spyder makes Australian debut

First shown just a month ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Lamborghini's Huracan Spyder has already reached Australia - as part of a regional whirlwind show-and-tell tour. 

Speaking at the beachfront presentation of the new car in Bondi, country manager Eginardo Bartoli told the gathered media that the car was always built with the Spyder in mind, citing the hybrid carbon fibre and aluminium chassis' stiffness as a key goal of the design team.

Rather than a folding hardtop, the automatic cloth roof is lighter in weight and can retract or re-open in just seventeen seconds and at speeds up to 50km/h. The fins leading back from the speedster-style headrests are not only fantastic to look at, but Bartoli claims they also increase downforce.

Set against the backdrop of a stormy Sydney sky, the bright green example has been flown to Australia for press and customers to see before the first deliveries in 2016.

The Spyder loses just two tenths from its already amazing 3.2 second dash to 100km/h.

The Spyder is, of course, based on the coupe, powered by the same, raucous V10 engine with a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. Power attacks the road via all four wheels.

With a 120kg weight gain to 1542kg, the Spyder loses just two tenths from its already amazing 3.2 second dash to 100km/h and is again only a tick slower to 200km/h reaching that figure in 10.2 seconds.

Pricing kicks off at $470,000, and if you've got another $400,000 you could probably spend that on the options list, with 30,000 combinations of interior trim to choose from just as a starter.

The first cars will arrive here sometime in the second quarter of 2016.