Lamborghini has just presented the replacement of the Gallardo in the Huracan LP610-4.
Like the Gallardo and practically most Lamborghini models before it, the Huracan's name was derived from a famous fighting bull that was known for "his outstanding courage and strong sense of attack."
According to Lamborghini, the Huracan "revolutionizes the design language of the Gallardo," with a profile that's defined by only one line that merges the front with the cockpit and the rear of the car. At night, the Huracan is unmistakably a Lamborghini not only with its LED headlights but with all its lighting functions, which boast the same state-of-the-art LED technology as a standard feature, making it a first for its segment.
Dominating the interior of the Huracan is a 12.3-inch full-color TFT screen for its instrument panel, displaying all the necessary information for the driver--from the rev counter to the navigation maps and infotainment functions. Nappa leather and Alcantara abound in the cockpit, "with several color combinations offered to ensure broad individualization options."
A 5.2-liter V10 engine paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission gives the Huracan 610hp and 560Nm. Its 0-to-100kph sprint is dispatched in 3.2 seconds, while 200kph is reached in 9.9 seconds before the car reaches its top speed of 325kph. Combine the power unit's output with the Huracan's dry weight of 1,422kg--thanks to its hybrid carbon-fiber and aluminum chassis--and the car has an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 2.33kg/hp.
The Huracan features Lamboghini's new Iniezione Diretta Stratificata, which smartly combines both direct and indirect gasoline injections to give the engine more power and torque while consuming less fuel and lowering its harmful emissions when compared to the Gallardo's V10 motor. With the stop/start technology, the Huracan's fuel consumption is only 8km/L and its carbon dioxide emission is 290g/km.
From January 2014, the Huracan can be seen in over 130 private viewing events in more than 60 cities throughout the world before it makes its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Delivery of the Huracan to its first customers will begin in the first half of 2014.