When I was in London over Summer I happened to be walking past the Lamborghini dealership in South Kensington.
Here I spotted my first Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4, nestled alongside Gallardo’s and an Aventador.
The Lamborghini Huracán replaces Lamborghini’s most popular and most produced car, the Gallardo. The car made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
Like all Lamborghinis, the model name derives from a Spanish fighting bull. Huracán is the Spanish word for hurricane and Huracan is also the Mayan god of wind, storm and fire. You can imagine that the car is going to be a slouch based on this information alone.
Obvious changes from the Gallardo include LED lighting, 12.3 inch instrument panel, nappa leather and alcantara upholstery, new dashboard, centre tunnel, stop/start technology, emission regulation compliance, 8-speed dual clutch transmission with 3 modes – strada, sport and corsa, 20-inch wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes amongst many other changes. The car will only be offered with automatic transmission, manual will not be available.
A nifty optional extra includes a front lifting system for coping with speed bumps and poor quality roads.
The Huracán has the same 5.2L naturally aspirates V10 from the Gallardo, tuned for 610PS or 602hp, 60hp more than the Gallardo. The car is mid-engined like the Gallardo to ensure good balance and performance is maintained. The car can accelerate from 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds and onto a top speed of over 202mph.
The main competitors in the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 coupe will be the McLaren 650S and the Ferrari 458.
The 610-4 stands for the maximum power of 610PS and the 4 stands for the all wheel drive that the Lamborghini Huracán has.
Visually, the Huracán is obviously a direct descendant of the Gallardo. It appears more refined and futuristic than the Gallardo. The side windows curving into the car allow for the rear quarter intake vents to feed air directly into the engine. The car is more powerful, more efficient, lighter and sleeker than the Gallardo, but this is expected as the Lamborghini Gallardo has been out for over 10 years. Personally, I think the Huracán makes a fine addition to the Lamborghini models and the slatted engine cover is a real standout feature.
0-60mph: 3.2 seconds
Top Speed: 202mph (325km/h)
Torque: 560 Nm (413lb/ft)
Engine: 5.2L V10
Transmission: 7-Speed dual-clutch automated manual
What are your thoughts on the Lamborghini Huracán? Have you been lucky enough to see one in person yet?