The Sound and the Fury: Lamborghini Huracan Goes Flat Out on the Track

Replacing the best-selling model in your range isn’t an easy task but, apparently, Lamborghini has pulled it off quite nicely with the Huracán LP610-4, the successor to the 10-year old Gallardo.

Built on an all-new platform that will also underpin the second-gen Audi R8, the new “baby Lambo” looks the part even if the hexagonal motif chosen by its designers is a bit overused.

Everyone who has driven it agrees that the Huracán is a different beast to its predecessor. It has more grunt, with the 5.2-liter V10 being reworked to pump out a Ferrari 458- beating 610PS (602hp), it is more refined and is easier to drive and the double-clutch gearbox is light years ahead than the Gallardo’s single-clutch e-gear.

Nevertheless, they also complain that it lacks the raw character of the Gallardo and its four-wheel drive’s setup make it understeer a lot, with the front end washing out very early.

There’s no denying though that the V10, a rarity among today’s V8-powered supercars, is one hell of a powerhouse, endowing the latest Lamborghini with a spine-tingling soundtrack. The only way to get the full effect is to drive it on the track.

Luckily, the video that follows after the jump shows it driven on its limits in Monterey, Palm Springs and the Thermal Club private circuit. Scroll down after the jump and you’ll see (and most importantly hear) for yourself.

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