Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 revealed
Within weeks of the final Gallardo rolling out of the Lamborghini factory at Sant'Agata Bolognese, the Italian supercar marquee has unveiled its much-awaited replacement the Huracán LP 610-4. Following Lamborghini's naming convention, the 'Huracán' comes from the name of a famous fighting bull of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed. The 'LP 610-4' points towards the longitudinally mounted V10 engine, that feeds 610PS of power to the four-wheel drive system.
Though designed and engineered from the ground-up, the Huracán is a clear evolution of the Gallardo's form, with its clean lines and conventional doors. But the current Lamborghini design theme is clear throughout. There are full-LED headlamps and feature Y-shaped daytime lights. While the bumpers have large air dams, they aren't as outrageous in design as what we have seen on the Veneno or the Egoista concept.
We particularly like the design of the side profile though. The B-pillars feature big, triangular scoops while the lower end of the car gets Aventador-esque air-intakes placed behind the doors. The rear end too has a very clean design to it. The taillights are slim with a dropped-Y motif and the rear diffuser has a subtle design as well. The four exhaust pipes come in the form of two simple ovals on either end of diffuser unlike a massive, centrally mounted muffler like what we've seen on the newer Lamborghinis.
The B-pillars feature big, triangular scoops while the lower end of the car gets Aventador-esque air-intakes placed behind the doors
The interiors of the Huracán feature a 12.3 inch full-colour TFT screen that acts as the instrumentation. Apart from displaying the rev counter, speedometer and trip computer, it also acts as a display for the navigation system and infotainment functions. The console, dashboard and the transmission tunnel has a fighter-jet inspired design and the Nappa leather and Alcantara upholstery adds the hint of luxury to the otherwise no-nonsense design.
But the most important characteristics of the Huracán are the mechanicals, of course. The carbonfibre-aluminium hybrid chassis weighs only 1,422 kgs and claims a power to weight ratio of 2.66 kg/PS. The familiar 5.2-litre V10 engine now delivers 610PS at 8,250rpm and 560 Nm at 6,500rpm while claiming better fuel economy and lesser emissions. The engine is mated to a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that the carmaker likes to call 'Lamborghini Doppia Frizione'. The power and torque is fed to the wheels through a fully automated four-wheel drive system. Lamborghini claims that the Huracán sprints from naught to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and can manage a top speed of 325 kmph!
The interiors of the Huracán feature a 12.3 inch full-colour TFT screen that acts as the instrumentation
The Huracán features carbon ceramic brakes as standard, while a variable steering ratio system and magnetic suspension are optional extras. The electronics let the driver choose between three driving modes - STRADA, SPORT and CORSA which make adjustments to the behavior of the engine and gearbox, the four-wheel drive system, the ESP and the exhaust note.
We'll have to wait though, to see and hear the Huracán in action, for the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 will go on sale only in the spring of 2014.
Lamborghini Huracan unveil press release
|The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4: A new dimension in Luxury Super Sports Cars · Innovative technology and absolute performance redefine the super sports car experience · Pure and powerfully dynamic design language · New V10 with 610 hp, acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, top speed of over 325 km/h · From January 2014: private preview events for qualified prospects Sant'Agata Bolognese, 20th of December 2013 - A new era is beginning for Automobili Lamborghini and the luxury super sports car segment: with the brand new Huracán Lamborghini is not only presenting the successor to the iconic Gallardo, but is also redefining the benchmark for luxury super sports cars in this segment. With its pure and unique design, an innovative technology package, outstanding dynamics and excellent quality, the Huracán offers a super sports car experience on a whole new level. The Huracán combines absolute performance with easy-to-drive road behavior and both luxurious and sport-oriented finish. With the Huracán, Lamborghini is taking a big step into the future, and enhancing the brand's illustrious history with the next automotive legend. Starting from January 2014 the Huracán will be the protagonist of over 130 private preview events in more than 60 cities throughout the world. The Lamborghini Huracán will make its world public debut at the Geneva Motorshow 2014. Name With a total volume of 14,022 cars produced, the Lamborghini Gallardo has been the most successful Lamborghini ever and, in its ten-year lifecycle, lifted the Lamborghini marque to a whole new level. Its successor, the new Huracán, has been developed from scratch down to the very last detail and, like the Gallardo and most other Lamborghini models, derives its name from the world of bullfighting. The fighting bull Huracán of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed was known for his outstanding courage and strong sense of attack. He fought in Alicante in August 1879, showing his unrelenting character and remaining defiant and invincible, thus entering into the legend of fighting bulls' history. Design The new Huracán revolutionizes the design language of the Gallardo and is pure in its lines: precise technology and top level craftsmanship meet an audacious design with sharp edges, monolithic and sculptured volumes and precise surfaces. The starting point is the silhouette of the Huracán, born out of the desire of creating an automobile, whose profile is defined by only one line that merges the front with the cockpit and the rear of the car. The lateral windows come together to create a hexagonal form inserted like a glass jewel in the car's profile. Also by night is the Huracán unmistakably a Lamborghini. Not only are the main headlamps equipped with full LED illumination, but all other light functions also feature state-of-the-art LED technology as a standard feature for the first time in the segment. Interior The interior is dominated by an innovative cockpit. A 12.3 inch full-color TFT instrument panel 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. Fine Nappa leather and Alcantara distinguish the interior, with several color combinations offered to ensure broad individualization options. The design of dashboard and central tunnel underline a new lightness in the interior. Superb craftsmanship guarantees the highest quality and sense of luxury throughout. Chassis and powertrain Systematic lightweight design and Automobili Lamborghini's extensive expertise in carbon fiber come together in the Huracán's new hybrid chassis an integrated structure of carbon and aluminum elements. With a dry weight of 1,422 kg it enables not only the excellent power-to-weight ratio of just 2.33 kilograms per horse power, but also guarantees race-car precision with outstanding stiffness. The new 5.2 liter V10 engine delivers a maximum power of 448 kW / 610 HP at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6.500 rpm. In the new ''Iniezione Diretta Stratificata'' (IDS), direct and indirect gasoline injections are smartly combined. This results in more power and torque with lower fuel consumption and emissions compared with the Gallardo V10 engine. The top speed of over 325 km/h and the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and to 200 km/h in 9.9 seconds only partially describe the dynamic experience at the wheel of the Huracán. Also thanks to the Stop & Start technology, the combined EU consumption figure has been further reduced to 12.5 liters per 100 km (290 g/km CO2 emissions). The engine complies with EU6 emissions regulation. Driving dynamics The power of the V10 engine is brought to the road via the new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission ''Lamborghini Doppia Frizione'' (LDF) and fully electronically controlled four-wheel drive system. The different driving modes of the Huracán can be selected via a driving dynamics selector switch in the steering wheel -- from traction-oriented on the road to extreme performance on the race track, with three setups of the dynamics system: STRADA, SPORT and CORSA. The different modes ensure extensive modification in road behavior of the Huracán. In particular they influence the set-ups of several systems, such as the gearbox and engine behavior, the sound, the four-wheel-drive system and electronic stability control. The Huracán's carbon-ceramic brakes are a standard feature for consistently superb braking performance. The ''Lamborghini Dynamic Steering'' variable steering ratio system and magneto-rheologic suspension damper control are both available as options for further customization of the Huracán's dynamic behavior. They are also calibrated via the three different dynamic set-ups. The Huracán is produced at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese on an entirely newly-equipped production line. Delivery to the first customers is planned for spring 2014.|
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