For long we were hearing rumors about an upcoming sports car from Italian supercar major Lamborghini. Then, a while back the manufacturer confirmed a new model by releasing a design video of the same which unfortunately was not successful in creating the required hype. But it should not matter anymore as Lamborghini has officially launched the all new Huracan sports car.
As expected the Huracan is a successor to the iconic Lamborghini Gallardo and is all set to redefine the benchmark for luxury super sports cars in this segment. The Gallardo has been the most successful car for the Italian major, and being a successor of the same the Huracan had to meet the expectations alongside living up to the name of the Gallardo. Though a bit difficult for the tongue, the name Huracan is taken from a Spanish bull that was known for his outstanding courage and strong sense of attack in the arena.
The exterior of the car is as beautiful a Lamborghini should be. There are sharp edges, monolithic and sculptured volumes and precise surfaces, and its profile is defined by only one line that merges the front with the cockpit and the rear of the car. The main headlamps equip full LED illumination and the other light functions also feature state-of-the-art LED technology as standard.
The interior is all about how involving driving should be and the cockpit is quite beautiful. Some of the highlights include a 12.3 inch full-color TFT instrument panel, Nappa leather and Alcantara available in several color combinations, superb craftsmanship and much more. Under the body of the car is a new Hybrid chassis which uses carbon and aluminium elements. The car weighs 1422 kg and offers an astonishing power to weight ratio of 2.33 kg per horsepower.
Powering the Huracan is a new 5.2 litre V10 engine that puts out a maximum power of 448 kW / 610 HP at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6.500 rpm. The engine features new ”Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” (IDS) and direct and indirect gasoline injections that ensure more power and torque with low fuel consumption. With its 610 hp of power the Huracan can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and to 200 km/h in 9.9 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 325 km/h. The sports car consumes 12.5 liters per 100 km and emits 290 g/km of CO2.
All that power is brought to the wheels via the new 7-speed dual clutch transmission ”Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF) and fully electronically controlled four-wheel drive system. The car also offers three different driving modes: STRADA, SPORT and CORSA, with the first one being perfect for normal road conditions while the last one being configured specifically for track.
From January 2014, the Huracan will be showcased in over 130 private preview events in more than 60 cities throughout the planet.