Lamborghini Gallardo’s successor, the Huracan, has been officially unveiled, marking a new era for the Italian based automaker.
The brand new Lamborghini Huracan has been officially unveiled and it has the tough job of replacing one of the most popular rear mid-engined supercars ever, the Gallardo, which was produced in 14,022 units in its ten-year life cycle. The Huracan has been developed from scratch and it takes 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”, says the carmaker in its official press release.
The exterior design of the Huracan will not be mistaken with another car except for Lamborghini and if we look at the vehicle, we can see some similarities to its bigger brother, the Aventador. The model in question has sharp edges, LED illumination for the main headlamps, LED technology added to other light functions and a new overall look.
The cabin of the model is innovative and it’s adding the TFT 12.3-inch full color instrument panel, which is displaying all information to the driver, starting with the infotainment functions, going through the navigation and ending with the rev counter. The interior is also bringing Nappa leather and Alcantara with several color combinations and much more.
The new Lamborghini Huracan is weighing 1,422 kg and this means a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.33 kg per HP, guaranteeing “race-car precision with outstanding stiffness”. Power is being provided by a new 5.2 liter V10 engine, which is producing a total output of 610 HP (448 kW), at 8,250 rpm, and it has a peak torque of 560 Nm available at 6,500 rpm. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes 3.2 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h, the Huracan can reach in 9.9 seconds. Top speed stands at 325 km/h.
According to the car manufacturer, the new engine of the Huracan is providing more torque with lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, with the supercar burning 12.5 liters of fuel every 100 km, in an average cycle, while emitting 290 g/km of CO2. The unit in question is complying with the Euro 6 emissions regulation. The Lamborghini Huracan shown has four-wheel drive and it’s coming with the new 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The different driving modes can be selected through the driving dynamics selector switch in the steering wheel and they go to the traction oriented on the road to extreme performance on the race track. Three driving modes are available, the STRADA, the SPORT and the CORSA.
Braking power is assured by carbon ceramic brakes and the new supercar is also getting magneto-rheologic suspension damper control and LDS (Lamborghini Dynamic Steering) variable steering ratio system. The Lamborghini Huracan will be produced in Sant’Agata Bolognese and it will make its public debut during the Geneva Motor Show, in 2014. The first units of the supercar will be delivered in spring, next year.