Meet the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4.
It is the newest supercar out of the Lamborghini stable and serves as the long-awaited replacement to the iconic Gallardo, a car that was born 10 years ago and has been fundamental to Lamborghini’s growth and success over the years.
The Huracán borrows heavily from those who have come before it, with the exterior resembling that of the Aventador and its powertrain similar to the Gallardo.
On the outside, Lamborghini stayed with a low-profile, sleek and smooth wedge-shaped design, however, left out the “Lambo doors” you will see on the Aventador.
Shift over to the powertrain where you’ll see the Huracán boasting a 5.2-liter V10 engine like its predecessor. The direct-injected power plant produces 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. The power is transferred to all four wheels using a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Put it all together and you have a car rocketing from zero to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, 124 mph in 9.9 seconds and a staggering top speed of 201 mph. The Huracán’s incredible quickness is not only achieved through its powertrain, but also a dry curb weight of 3,135 pounds, made possible via a new hybrid chassis made of carbon fiber and aluminum.
The interior is outfitted with fine Nappa leather and Alcantara upholstery, and also features a 12.3-inch infotainment screen. In addition, a steering wheel-mounted switch will allow the driver to choose from three different driving modes: Strada, Sport and Corsa. By changing the modes, you will be altering the gearbox and engine behavior, the sound of the exhaust, the all-wheel-drive system and the electronic stability control.
Finally, the name Huracán comes from a famed bull, as do many of the Lamborghinis. Huracán was a Spanish fighting bull who fought in Alicante in August 1879, and was known for his “outstanding courage and strong sense of attack.” The name is also Spanish for hurricane.
Starting in January 2014, the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 will attend 130 private preview events in more than 60 cities before making its official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.