Following leaked photos and information, Lamborghini decided to lift the veil off its newest supercar, the Huracán LP610-4. While the world public debut of the car will take place at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014, the Gallardo successor will be displayed at more than 130 private preview events in more than 60 cities throughout the world.
The Huracán is an all-new car that keeps Lamborghini’s traditional wedge shape and sharp creases. It somehow reminds of the Aventador, but is original enough not to be mistaken for its larger sibling. The rear end is the more dramatic part of the car, but in my eyes, the Huracán looks good from every angle.
The interior features a 12.3-inch full-color TFT instrument panel that delivers all car information to the driver, from rev counter to navigation maps and infotainment functions, and can be configured by the driver in different setups. Nappa leather and Alcantara adorn the seats, door panels and dashboard, with Lamborghini saying the cabin is a showcase of its “superb craftsmanship.”
Obviously, the most interesting part of the Huracán is the powertrain, which consists of a 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 602hp (610PS – hence the name LP610) at 8,250 rpm and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm. The powerplant features the new “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” (IDS), a technology that combines direct and indirect gasoline injections, resulting in more power and torque with lower fuel consumption and emissions compared with the Gallardo V10 engine.
The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission “Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF) and sends power to all four wheels via a fully electronically controlled four-wheel drive system. The driver can select three driving modes from a switch located on the steering wheel: Strada, Sport and Corsa.
The Huracán sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds and to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.9 seconds. Top speed is over 325 km/h (202 mph), while average fuel economy is 12.5 l/100 km (18.8 mpg US), thanks to the Stop & Start technology. The engine is Euro 6-compliant and emits 290 g of CO2 per kilometer.
The chassis features a hybrid lightweight design, combining carbon fiber with aluminum. The Huracán has a dry weight of 1,422 kg (3,135 lbs), enabling a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.33 kg/hp. Lamborghini says the hybrid chassis also guarantees “race-car precision with outstanding stiffness.”
Lamborghini Huracán is fitted as standard with carbon-ceramic brakes, while the “Lamborghini Dynamic Steering” variable steering ratio system and magneto-rheologic suspension damper control are available as options. Deliveries to the first customers are planned for spring 2014.
By Dan Mihalascu