Finally, the Lamborghini Huracan takes the stage by storm at the Geneva Motor Show to celebrate an official world premiere, so it can now get into production and in a couple of month reach the eagerly awaiting customers who have already ordered 700 units of it. The Huracan is not as mind-blowingly exciting as we were expecting the Gallardo replacement to be, but it is still one helluva car.
I mean people do object about the lack of proper visual drama, and the fact that with 610 horsepower the Huracan is only slightly more powerful than the car it replaces. But let’s not forget this is a mid-engine, V10 Italian super car with a low and wide body and a cabin like the cockpit of a fighter jet. How can you not love it?
The beating heart of the Lamborghini Huracan is a naturally aspirated V10 engine with 5.2-liter displacement and 449 kW / 610 hp, boasting a combination of direct and indirect injection. It is mated to a fast-shifting 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and four wheel drive with new hydraulic multi-plate clutch.
Because the car features a hybrid chassis made from carbon fiber and aluminum, that 610 horsepower is enough to take it from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, and enable it to reach a top speed of more than 325 km/h. And don’t worry about cornering and stopping either, as the Huracan comes with carbon-ceramic brakes as standard and can be ordered with variable steering and adaptive suspension.
Lamborghini Huracan seems to have all the bases covered to repeat the success of its predecessor, the Gallardo, of which 14,022 units were produced.