Lamborghini has finally released details of its Gallardo replacement and it is called the Lamborghini Huracán. The new luxury sports car has a large engine to outputs earth moving power. The car is very quick and if you can afford it will get you plenty of looks as you drive in a raging bull. The new “entry level” Italian sports car will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, so we will anticipate the official public unveiling. Until then, they have released all the details of the car as well as some images.
The styling of the Huracán is all Lamborghini. It has the bold lines that you expect from the Italian sports car maker and it is low to the ground. It has a short front end with low side-air intakes and a more flowing rear end than the outgoing Gallardo.
The interior of the Lamborghini Huracán is pretty much what you would expect from the raging bull. Expect plenty of leather options and an overall high quality interior. The view from the cockpit will tempt you to push a little harder on the gas pedal, but with all of its power you had better keep an eye on the speed.
At the heart of the Huracán is a V10 engine putting out 610 horsepower. This equates to a 0 to 62 mph time of just 3.2 seconds and it can keep going all the to just over the magical 200 mph mark!
The price will be announced closer to the cars release, but expect for it to be well over $100,000.
The Lamborghini Huracán looks like it will be quite an “entry level” vehicle. It has the mad styling that the Italian automaker is known for and plenty of power to back it up.
If you have the cash it is a good option, but then a Porsche 911 Turbo S is quicker to 60 mph and may cost you a bit less, so that makes it a tough choose when crunching the numbers. However, if you buy with your heart and not your head then you will likely buy the Lamborghini.
Innovative technology and absolute performance redefine the super sports car experience
Pure and powerfully dynamic design language
New V10 with 610 hp, acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds,
top speed of over 325 km/h
From January 2014: private preview events for qualified prospects
A new era is beginning for Automobili Lamborghini and the luxury super sports car segment: with the brand new Huracán Lamborghini is not only presenting the successor to the iconic Gallardo, but is also redefining the benchmark for luxury super sports cars in this segment.
With its pure and unique design, an innovative technology package, outstanding dynamics and excellent quality, the Huracán offers a super sports car experience on a whole new level. The Huracán combines absolute performance with easy-todrive road behavior and both luxurious and sport-oriented finish. With the Huracán, Lamborghini is taking a big step into the future, and enhancing the brand’s illustrious history with the next automotive legend.
Starting from January 2014 the Huracán will be the protagonist of over 130 private preview events in more than 60 cities throughout the world.
The Lamborghini Huracán will make its world public debut at the Geneva Motorshow 2014.
With a total volume of 14,022 cars produced, the Lamborghini Gallardo has been the most successful Lamborghini ever and, in its ten-year lifecycle, lifted the Lamborghini marque to a whole new level. Its successor, the new Huracán, has been developed from scratch down to the very last detail and, like the Gallardo and most other Lamborghini models, derives its name from the world of bullfighting. The fighting bull Huracán of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed was known for his outstanding courage and strong sense of attack. He fought in Alicante in August 1879, showing his unrelenting character and remaining defiant and invincible, thus entering into the legend of fighting bulls’ history.
The new Huracán revolutionizes the design language of the Gallardo and is pure in its lines: precise technology and top level craftsmanship meet an audacious design with sharp edges, monolithic and sculptured volumes and precise surfaces. The starting point is the silhouette of the Huracán, born out of the desire of creating an automobile, whose profile is defined by only one line that merges the front with the cockpit and the rear of the car. The lateral windows come together to create a hexagonal form inserted like a glass jewel in the car’s profile.
Also by night is the Huracán unmistakably a Lamborghini. Not only are the main headlamps equipped with full LED illumination, but all other light functions also feature state-of-the-art LED technology as a standard feature for the first time in the segment.
The interior is dominated by an innovative cockpit. A 12.3 inch full-color TFT instrument panel delivers all car information to the driver, from rev counter to navigation maps and infotainment functions, and can be configured by the driver in different setups. Fine Nappa leather and Alcantara distinguish the interior, with several color combinations offered to ensure broad individualization options. The design of dashboard and central tunnel underline a new lightness inthe interior. Superb craftsmanship guarantees the highest quality and sense of luxury throughout.
Systematic lightweight design and Automobili Lamborghini’s extensive expertise in carbon fiber come together in the Huracán’s new hybrid chassis — an integrated structure of carbon and aluminum elements. With a dry weight of 1,422 kg it enables not only the excellent power-to-weight ratio of just 2.33 kilograms per horse power, but also guarantees race-car precision withoutstanding stiffness.
The new 5.2 liter V10 engine delivers a maximum power of 448 kW / 610 HP at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6.500 rpm. In the new ”Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” (IDS), direct and indirect gasoline injections are smartly combined. This results in more power and torque with lower fuel consumption and emissions compared with the Gallardo V10 engine. The top speed of over 325 km/h and the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and to 200 km/h in 9.9 seconds only partially describe the dynamic experience at the wheel of the Huracán. Also thanks to the Stop & Start technology, the combined EU consumption figure has been further reduced to 12.5 liters per 100 km (290 g/km CO2 emissions). The engine complies with EU6 emissions regulation.
The power of the V10 engine is brought to the road via the new 7-speed dualclutch transmission ”Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF) and fully electronically controlled four-wheel drive system. The different driving modes of the Huracán can be selected via a driving dynamics selector switch in the steering wheel – from traction-oriented on the road to extreme performance on the race track,with three setups of the dynamics system: STRADA, SPORT and CORSA. The different modes ensure extensive modification in road behavior of the Huracán.
In particular they influence the set-ups of several systems, such as the gearbox and engine behavior, the sound, the four-wheel-drive system and electronic stability control. The Huracán’s carbon-ceramic brakes are a standard feature for consistently superb braking performance. The ”Lamborghini Dynamic Steering” variable steering ratio system and magneto-rheologic suspension damper control are both available as options for further customization of the Huracán’s dynamic behavior. They are also calibrated via the three different dynamic set-ups.
The Huracán is produced at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese on an entirely newly-equipped production line. Delivery to the first customers is planned for spring 2014.