The 10,000th Lamborghini Huracán has rolled off the assembly line in Italy.
The 10,000th model was a Huracán Performante which features a Verde Mantis green exterior and a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 640 PS (470 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the Canada-bound model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 325 km/h (201 mph).
The Huracán will remain in production for several more years but details are already starting to emerge about its successor. In an interview with Car and Driver, Lamborghini chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani suggested the V10 engine has become part of the company’s DNA and will continue to be found in the next-generation model. As he told the publication, “Why do I need to do something different? If I trust in the naturally aspirated engine, why do I need to downgrade my powertrain to a V8 or V6?”
Despite his reluctance to give up the naturally-aspirated V10 engine, Reggiani suggested some changes are in store for the future. Nothing is offical but the engineer seemed to imply the Huracán replacement could adopt some form of electrification to meet increasing fuel economy and emission standards. This isn’t too surprising as the Aventador successor is also rumored to adopt a hybrid powertrain.
Reggiani went on to say Lamborghini is committed to offering all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive supercars as the company is “always a slave to our customers.” However, Lamborghini won’t follow in the footsteps of the BMW M5 and offer an all-wheel drive system that can be transformed into rear-wheel drive at the push of a button. As the engineer explained, switching off all-wheel drive saddles the car with additional weight while the suspension is still setup for an all-wheel drive model. He says this is too much of a compromise and is simply “not correct.”