Following on from the success of its predecessor the Gallardo comes the Lamborghini Huracan.
Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Engine
The Lamborghini Huracan is powered by a new naturally aspirated 5.2 litre V10 engine outputting 610 hp / 560 Nm. As one would expect 0-62 mph comes in an easy 3.2 seconds and the top speed is in excess of 202 mph. And should you wish to know the LP 610-4 emits 290 g/km of co2 and has an official combined fuel consumption of 23 mpg.
The 5.2 litre V10 engine is mated to 7-speed dual-clutch transmission "Lamborghini Doppia Frizione" (LDF) and features all-wheel drive. There are three different driving modes, (Strada, Sport and Corsa) covering road to track, selectable via the steering wheel. The system is called ANIMA (Italian for Soul) - "Adaptive Network Intelligent Management", and impacts the engine, the transmission, the all-wheel drive and the ESC handling system as well as other dynamic systems.
Optionally you can specify Lamborghini Dynamic Steering variable steering system and MagneRide electromagnetic damper control which care controlled via the ANIMA system.
The four wheel drive system is capable of directing power up to 50 per cent of power to the front and 100 per cent to the rear.
Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Exterior Design
The Huracan has footprint of 4,459 mm long, 1,924 mm wide and 1,165 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,620 mm which makes it’s slightly larger than the Gallardo.
There are LED head and rear lights – the headlights produce a colour temperature of 5,500 Kelvin, the LED light is very close to that of daylight.
There is an array of 17 colour palettes including seven new to the Huracan. The flat colours are Bianco Monocerus and Nero Noctis. The metallic tones come with the names Bianco Icarus, Blu Achelous, Grigio Lynx, Grigio Nimbus, Nero Serapis and Rosso Mars. The pearlescent shades are Arancio Borealis, Giallo Midas and Verde Mantis. Also available from the Ad Personam individualization program are the matte paint finishes Bianco Canopus, Giallo Horus, Grigio Titans, Marrone Apus and Nero Nemesis. The metallic colours from Ad Personam - Blu Caelum, Grigio Admetus and Marrone Alcestis.
Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Interior
The interior is driver focussed with a 12.3-inch TFT screen behind the steering wheel. All the critical information is displayed on the screen thanks to the power of the Nvidia video cpu. For the rev counter, for instance, it generates 60 frames per second, ensuring absolutely homogenous movement of the needle.
The driver can switch between three display screens. In Full drive mode, the large, central rev counter dominates the view, flanked by displays for fuel level and water temperature. Speed is shown as a digital read-out. In Mixed mode, the rev counter is smaller and moves to the left, with a window for infotainment functions like the navigation map occupying the right half of the display. In Full Navi and Infotainment mode, the map fills most of the monitor. Regardless of the mode selected, the display along the lower edge shows all the important warning and advisory symbols.
Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Price and Availability
We would expect the Huracan to cost more than the Gallardo it replaces, yet it has to remain competitive – so we are expecting a price of around £190,000. You can order your car now but expect to wait sometime for delivery – first cars will arrive mid-summer.Published 4 March 2014