Lamborghini has officially revealed the newly developed Huracán LP 610-4, the successor to the Gallardo.
With 14,022 units produced, the Gallardo currently stands as the most successful Lamborghini model ever made. In typical Lamborghini fashion, the successor to the Gallardo also takes its name from the world of bullfighting: Huracán was a fighting bull of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed who fought in August 1879 in Alicante.
The new car measures 4,459 mm long, 1,924 mm wide and 1,165 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,620 mm. In terms of styling, the designers say the starting point of the design process was the car’s silhouette. The objective was to define the Huracán with a single line stretching from the front end over the passenger cell to the rear.
A characteristic basic form for Lamborghini is the hexagon – visible on the Huracán in the front air intakes and their three-dimensionally formed mesh inserts, in the side windows, in the intake openings for the engine and in the standard-fit wheels in Giano design. The arrow-shaped front end angles sharply downward like the nose of a shark, with two pleats adding contour to the hood. The flat, angular headlamps are fitted only with LEDs.
Seen from the side, a single, flowing line runs from the front end over the roof to the rear. The roof arcs slightly over the heads of the driver and co-driver, these contours continuing onto the luggage compartment lid and through the low-lying C-pillars. Starting at the headlamp, is a line that runs over the front fender to define an angled edge on the door. Together with the flat, dropping roof arc, the rising door edge presents a three-dimensional frame for the side windows. Where these lines meet at an acute angle is the upper intake that feeds the engine with air. The lower intake for cooling air emerges from the angular sill in front of the wide, rear wheel arch.
In its standard format, the engine cover between the low-lying C-pillars consists of three large, matte-black polymer fins in homage to the classic Miura. A transparent carbon-fibre cover that reveals a clear view of the V10 comes as an option.
The rear end of the Huracán also takes on a three-dimensional form. Like the intake at the front end, the wide, meshed outlet for ventilating the engine bay is cut deep into the rear. Above it are the narrow rear lights, likewise fitted entirely with LEDs. Similar to the front headlamps, their light also takes on a Y-shaped contour. The four end pipes of the exhaust system flank a large diffuser; its substantially dimensioned elliptical fairings are chromed and perforated.
Under the skin, the car’s newly conceived hybrid chassis combines carbon-fibre and aluminum components. The lightweight chassis forms the basis for the vehicle’s low dry weight of 1,422 kilograms.
The new V10 engine, meanwhile, produces a power output of 602 bhp (448 kW) at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The new “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” combines direct and indirect injection – achieving an increase in power and torque compared with the Gallardo and a decrease in fuel consumption and emissions.
With its power-to-weight ratio of 2.33 kilograms per hp, the Huracán achieves a top speed of more than 202 mph and accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, and zero to 124 mph in 9.9 seconds.
Owing in part to the Stop & Start technology, ECE average fuel consumption has dropped to 12.5 litres per 100km (290 g CO2per km), claims Lamborghini.
The power generated by the ten-cylinder is delivered to the road via the new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission “Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF) and an all-wheel drive that also features a new hydraulic multi-plate clutch.
Lamborghini’s “Dynamic Steering” variable steering system and MagneRide electromagnetic damper control will also be made available as options.