This is the new Lamborghini Huracan, which will replace the Gallardo in Sant’Agata’s line-up. It will make its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, as well as over 130 private preview events in over 60 cities around the world.
The Huracan nameplate replaces the Gallardo which was used for the last two generations. The word Huracan basically means hurricane, but it still has bull origins. It is named after a fighting bull named Huracan of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed from the 1870s, said to be known for its outstanding courage and strong sense of attack.
The interior is finished in Fine Nappa leather and Alcantara, with multiple colour options. A 12.3-inch full-colour TFT instrument panel delivers all car information to the driver, from rev counter to navigation maps and infotainment functions.
The gods of downsizing and turbocharging have spared this one, as it continues to be powered by a normally-aspirated high-revving V10 engine. The 5.2 litre V10 now has Iniezione Diretta Stratificata or IDS, which combines both direct-injection and port-injection.
The result is a maximum output of 610 hp at 8,250 rpm and a peak torque of 560 Nm at 6,500 rpm. This engine is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF) gearbox, and power to all four wheels.
Standstill to 100 km/h takes just 3.2 seconds, and the car will hit 200 km/h in 9.9 seconds, on to a top speed of over 325 km/h. The Huracan has a dry weight of 1,422 kg.
The different driving modes of the Huracan can be selected via a driving dynamics selector switch in the steering wheel – Strada, Sport and Corsa. The driving modes influence gearbox and engine behavrious, sound, the four wheel drive system and the electronic stability control system. Carbon ceramic brakes are standard.
Optional is a variable ratio steering system called Lamborghini Dynamic Steering, and magneto-rheologic suspension damper control, also adjustable via the three modes if equipped in the car.