A bit sooner than they first planned, Lamborghini releases details and pictures of the Gallardo replacement, a new baby bull called the Huracan. The name means hurricane, which sounds apt, given the fact that the car’s powered by a 610 horsepower V10 engine.
That is a relief to know that Lamborghini is keeping the V10 engine and is not ditching it in favour of some fuel efficient but smaller V8. The Huracan’s official designation is LP 610-4, which lets you know that it has 610 horsepower and four-wheel-drive. The torque figure is 560 Nm at 6.500 rpm, sent to all four wheels via a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission called “Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” or LDF. No manual option is offered.
Just like its bigger brother the Aventador, the Huracan has three driving modes of STRADA, SPORT and CORSA, selectable from a knob on the steering wheel. In its most ferocious setting, the Huracan goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and can reach a top speed of 320 km/h.
In terms of driving dynamics, carbon-ceramic brakes are a standard feature, but “Lamborghini Dynamic Steering” variable steering ratio system and magneto-rheologic suspension damper control are optional extras. The car also has a Stop & Start system that makes it EU6 compatible, and results in an average fuel consumption of 12.5 liters per 100 km (290 g/km CO2 emissions) – not bad for a Lamborghini.
The design of the cabin is much improved in the Lamborghini Huracan compared to the Gallardo. It is also better-equipped with a 12.3 inch full-color TFT instrument panel and full infotainment system. The Huracan draws more than one inspiration from the Aventador.
The Lamborghini Huracan will make its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, and go on sale a few weeks afterwards. Prices are yet to be revealed.