Automobili Lamborghini has announced the brand new Huracan Lamborghini as the successor to the Gallardo. The vehicle is designed to redefine the luxury super sports car experience with incredible performance and innovative technology.
The Huracan features a unique design that is focused on excellent quality. Improved dynamics and cutting edge technology takes the super sports car experience to the next level. The vehicle’s easy-to-drive behavior and excellent performance are intended to build on the brand’s rich history and carry it forward into the future.
Beginning in January 2014, Lamborghini will feature the Huracan at more than 130 private preview events in 60 cities across the world. Every detail of the Gallardo successor has been designed from scratch, and the name has been carefully chosen from the bullfighting world. The fighting bull Huracan of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed carried an unrelenting character, strong sense of attack, and was a legend in bullfighting history.
The Lamborghini Huracan’s design consists of a sharp edges, sculptured volumes, and precise surfaces. The strong silhouette resembles a glass jewel, with a single line that merges front and back. The main headlamps are LED, as are all other light functions on the vehicle, giving it a jewel’s shine as well. The interior features a cockpit filled with cutting-edge technology. A 12.3 inch TFT instrument panel offers navigation maps and infotainment options, and is fully customizable.
The design of the Huracan is lightweight, with a hybrid carbon fiber and aluminum chassis. The vehicle has an incredible power-to-weight ratio of 2.33 kilograms per horsepower. The 5.2 liter V10 engine offers an impressive 610 horsepower (448 kW) and offers a maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The Huracan can sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a blistering 3.2 seconds. The Lamborghini Huracan offers drivers more power than the Gallardo with a lower fuel consumption rate. The amazing power of the vehicle is managed by the Lamborghini Droppia Frizione 7-speed dual clutch transmission and a fully electronically controlled four-wheel drive system. A driving dynamics selector switch located on the steering wheel allows drivers to quickly change the driving mode of the Huracan with just the press of a button.
The Lamborghini Huracan is scheduled to begin shipping to customers in the U.S. in spring of 2014.9