After a few days of speculation and rumors, the replacement for the now out of production Lamborghini Gallardo is official. And its called the Huracan. Lamborghini is calling the introduction of the Huracan a new era in the luxury super sports car segment. With their latest in a long line of great drivers cars, they are hoping to re-define what it means to be a luxury exotic by combining “absolute performance with easy-to-drive road behavior with both luxurious and sport-oriented finish.”
With over 1400 Gallardos having been produced over its 10 year life cycle, it is by far the most successful Lamborghini ever. Which leaves very big shoes to fill. So make no mistake about it, the Huracan is not a mere facelift or redesign. It is a completely new vehicle developed from scratch down to the very last detail.
As you can tell, the lines on its body are very different from the 560, 640, and 700 LPs. So this car will mark a revolution. The guiding principle behind its silhouette being “…one line that merges the front with the cockpit and the rear of the car.” Another key feature is full LED lighting which, thanks to the Huracan, is now a standard for the first time in this segment.
While they haven’t jumped on the full Carbon Fiber chassis bandwagon with the Huracan Lamborghini have developed an all new Hybrid Carbon Fiber and Aluminum Chassis that gives the new car a dry weight of just 3135 Lbs. Allowing just over 5 Horse Power per pound from the 5.2 liter V10, pushing 610 HP at 8250 rpm.
We’ve come to expect Nappa leather and Alcantara accents in various color combinations from Lamborghini and you can continue to expect that with the Huracan. The difference starts with the new dashboard and central tunnel and finishes with a 12.3 inch full-color TFT instrument panel that will deliver all of the cars information. From rev-counter to navigation maps and info-tainment functions. Which will also be configurable to different setups by the driver.
Lamborghini has fitted a new IDS (direct) injection and indirect injection system that they claim will allow the V10 to push the Huracan to a top speed of over 200 mph, 0-62 in 3.2 seconds and reaching 124 mph in just 9.9 while delivering LOWER fuel consumption and emissions than the current Gallardo V10 engine. With the addition of a Start & Stop technology, fuel consumption is even further reduced.
Lamborghini Doppia Frizione is the new Huracan’s 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, linked to a fully electronic controlled four-wheel drive system. A switch in the steering wheel will allow the selection of different driving modes: STRADA, SPORT and CORSA – delivering what Lamborghini defines as “traction-oriented” dynamics on the road to “extreme performance on the race track.” While promising that the different modes ensure “extensive modification in road behavior.” Top it all off with standard Carbon-Ceramic brakes. Options will include Lamborghini Dynamic Steering, Magneto-rheologic suspension damper control. All calibrated via the three driving modes.