2014 USED LAMBORGHINI HURACAN LP610-4
Replacing the popular, 10-year-old Gallardo
All good things must come to an end, so the Gallardo is packing things up and moving out of Lamborghini’s entry-level supercar spot to make room for a brand new baby. Rumors swirled about the name of this new supercar, and the final decision was Huracán LP 610-4 and not “Cabrera,” as we initially thought.
The Huracán LP 610-4’s name is derived from a fighting bull from 1879. This Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed of bull was unrelenting and thrust himself into bull-fighting stardom courage and strong sense of attack.
So, those leaked photos we saw yesterday of the Huracán turned out to be legitimate, as evidenced by a succeeding batch of even more photos showing the Huracán in all its spectacular glory.
Up front, we couldn’t help notice how certain elements from the Aventador were
“That’s serving notice to Ferrari that it needs to put in the work to improve the 458 Italia”
applied to the Huracán , something we touched on with our past renderings. The Lamborghini trademark large intakes are also visibly present on the front. They look shorter than those on the Aventador but meet closer to the middle, a direction Lamborghini may have taken to make the Huracán look less bonkers than its big brother. Smart call, since you don’t want to emasculate the Aventador with a more aggressive-looking younger bro.
The Huracán does have the advantage with those LED headlamps, the same technology used on the Aventador. But instead of having just one Y-shaped headlight, as is the case with the Aventador, the Huracán has a pair of them on each side.
Looking at the side photo of the Huracán , you can immediately surmise that it’s shorter than the Aventador. A noticeable lack of those sweeping strokes kind of makes it look a little too simple for our taste, and even the air intakes behind the doors aren’t as big as the ones you’ll find on the Aventador, probably because the V-10 doesn’t need bigger intakes. And did we say that the doors open conventionally? That’s a bummer.
Moving to the rear, this is where we really love the Huracan. Understandably, the Aventador has a more garnished rear with sharp edges seemingly found all throughout the rear. The Huracan is a little more subdued than that, and it’s an awesome thing. The taillights are similar, and the diffuser still sits lower than we would’ve wanted, but the absence of those two large rear intakes, means that there’s more space for an actual bumper. Lambo did have to compromise with those rear lights, making them a tad smaller to accommodate what does look like one continuous intake that runs from one taillight to the other.
DRIVETRAIN AND HANDLING
A not-so-surprising revelation about the Huracán is the choice of engine Lamborghini
“Leaks got the better of the Italian automaker, resulting in an anticlimactic release”
opted to use for its new supercar. For its latest piece of work, Lambo opted to bring back an uprated version of the Gallardo’s 5.2-liter, V-10 engine that produces 610 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 413 pound-feet of torque at 6,500 rpm.
That’s serving notice to Ferrari that it needs to put in the work to improve the 458 Italia, otherwise the Huracán will just blow past it. The Huracán’s increased power over the 458 also means that it can hit 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds and it takes only 9.9 seconds to go all the way from 0 to 124 mph. Top speed wasn’t fully divulged, but LAmbo did say that it will exceed 325 km/h (202 mph).
Power for the new Lambo is sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox and if you’re feeling the vibe of optional driving modes, the Huracán has three modes – Strada, Sport and Corsa – you can choose from. These systems impact just about every part of the car, including the gearbox, suspension, steering, exhaust, stability control and the all-wheel-drive system.
In terms of raw numbers, the Huracan’s V-10 is also Euro 6 compliant, enabling it to have an average fuel consumption of 18.8 mpg in the U.S. (12.5 liters / 100 km).
Doing the stopping is a standard set of carbon-ceramic brakes, and variable steering ration allows the driver to whip the new Lambo through the twist with the flick of a wrist.
Ferrari 458 Italia
Even though the Huracán is a new name, it will remain in basically the same segment as its predecessor, meaning it will target the same competitors.
The 458 Italia will be its main target. This model will be powered by a 4.5-liter, V-8 engine that delivers a total of 570 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and a peak torque of 398 pound-feet at 6,000 rpm. The 458 Italia can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 201 mph.
Finally, it’s over! The Huracán LP 610-4 is official, and we can finally stop with all of the speculation. Then again, now we get to look forward to all of the special editions that Lambo puts out.
Overall, we are rather impressed with what Lamborghini did with its new supercar, as it is fast and likely nimbler than all of its main competitors, particularly its third cousin, the R8. We’ll have to see where Lamborghini prices it, but all is good thus far. We’re sure the Huracán LP 610-4 will enjoy the same outrageous success that the Gallardo did.
Review by Top Speed
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