The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 has made its motor show debut at Geneva 2014. Successor to the highly-successful Gallardo (14,022 units made in a 10-year production run), the new car also takes its name from the world of bullfighting: Huracan was a Spanish Conte de la Patilla fighting bull who fought in 1879 in Alicante. The animal’s unyielding character made him invincible, the story goes.
The newly conceived hybrid chassis of the Huracan LP 610-4 unites carbon fibre and aluminum components. The ultralight chassis forms the basis for the vehicle’s low dry weight of 1,422 kg.
The new 5.2 litre V10 engine produces 610 hp at 8,250 rpm and max torque of 560 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The new “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” combines direct and indirect injection, achieving an increase in power and torque compared with the Gallardo, plus a decrease in fuel consumption and emissions.
Lambo offers an optional transparent cover that reveals a clear view of the naturally-aspirated V10. In this version, the engine bay is clad in visible carbon fibre, made using Lamborghini’s patented Forged Composite Technology.
With a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.33 kg per hp, the Huracan is capable of a top speed of over 325 km/h, 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 9.9 seconds. Thanks in part to the Stop & Start tech, average fuel consumption has dropped to 12.5 litres per 100 km, or 8 km/l.
Power is delivered to all paws via the new seven-speed dual-clutch “Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” transmission, an upgrade from the Gallardo’s e.gear automated manual transmission.
Three driving modes, from road to race track, can be selected via a switch on the steering wheel. The system is called ANIMA (“Adaptive Network Intelligent Management” and Italian for Soul) and it impacts the engine, transmission, AWD and ESC, among other systems.
The Huracan’s wheels measure 20 inches in diameter, and behind them are standard-fit carbon-ceramic brakes. As an option, Lamborghini offers its new beast with the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering variable steering system and MagneRide electromagnetic damper control. Both are also integrated into ANIMA.
Production will of course take place at Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata Bolognese home, and deliveries are scheduled to start in spring 2014.