Like most Lamborghinis, the name comes from a legendary bull, one famous for its courage. The car is sleek, with a profile based on long, sweeping curves. The cockpit features a full-colour TFT instrument panel that includes all data, from engine revs to what’s playing on the stereo. Interiors are sporty, and plush, in nappa leather and Alcantara. You’re inside a car whose hybrid carbon-aluminium construction gives it a power/weight ratio of 2.33 kilos per horsepower, with excellent rigidity.
The new 5.2-litre V10 engine develops 610 HP at 8,250 rpm, and a max torque of 560 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Fuel consumption is lower than the Gallardo V10 by virtue of a combined direct and indirect injection system, and emissions comply with EU6 regulations. Combined EU consumption is 12.5 litres per 100 km; the Start/Stop technology contributes to this figure.
The 7-speed gearbox delivers the power through an electronically-controlled 4-wheel drive system. Three driving modes can be selected, Strada (road), Sport, and Corsa (race), with variations of gearbox and engine behaviour, engine sound, 4-wheel drive and electronic stability.
Sounds good! We look forward to seeing it on the roads. Made at the Lamborghini factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, earliest deliveries of the Huracán are planned for spring 2014.