The replacement for long-awaited Gallardo from Lamborghini is finally here. The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 was unveiled today with plenty of oomph to replace the old Gallardo. As is the custom, the new model is named after a bull, this time in honor of the fighting bull Huracán of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed, who fought in Alicante in 1879.
The Huracán retains quite a lot of the design language from the Aventador in its sleek design with sharp edges. It features a start to end profile defined by one line and the familiar hexagonal design we are accustomed to. A first for the automaker, Huracán features LED lights as the standard for all light functions.
The most important of all, the Huracán is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that delivers 610 hp at 8,250rpm and a torque of 560 Nm at 6,500 rpm. With the help of its new ”Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” (IDS) fuel injection system and the seven-speed dual clutch transmission, power distributed to all four wheels – the “4” in “610-4” represents four wheels. The new Lambo is capable of reaching 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and 124 mph in 9.9 seconds. It possesses a top speed of 201 mph. With its Stop-Start technology, the Huracán was able to increase its combined fuel economy rate up to 18.5 mpg on US roads.
The chassis and powertrain are mainly made from carbon fiber and aluminium elements. It features a power-to-weight ratio of 5.126 lbs per horsepower thanks to its light dry weight of 3128 lbs.
Standard features include three different driving modes – Strada (street), Sport and Corsa (race) and carbon-ceramic brakes, while the ”Lamborghini Dynamic Steering” variable steering ratio system and magneto-rheologic suspension damper control come as optional.
The cockpit features a 12.3 inch full-color TFT instrument panel that delivers car information to the driver from navigation to infotainment. Its seats are made from Nappa and Alcantara leathers with options for full personalization.
The official debut of the car is slated for March at the Geneva Motor Show. Production will be done at Lamborghini’s newly-equipped workshop in Sant’Agata Bolognese with first deliveries planned for spring 2014.