With its new Huracn, Lamborghini says it is not only presenting the successor to the iconic Gallardo, “but also redefining the benchmark for luxury super sports cars in this segment.
Starting in January, the Huracn will appear in some 130 private preview events in more than 60 cities throughout the world. The car’s official public debut will be at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
With a total volume of 14,022 cars produced during its 10-year life cycle, the Gallardo has been the most successful Lamborghini ever. Its successor has been developed from scratch down to the very last detail and, like the Gallardo and most other Lamborghini models, derives its name from the world of bullfighting. The fighting bull Huracn of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed was known for his outstanding courage and strong sense of attack. He fought in Alicante in August 1879, showing his unrelenting character and remaining defiant and invincible, thus entering into the legend of fighting bulls’ history.
The new Huracn revolutionizes the design language of the Gallardo and is pure in its lines: precise technology and top-level craftsmanship meet an audacious design with sharp edges, monolithic and sculptured volumes and precise surfaces. The starting point is the silhouette of the Huracn, born out of the desire of creating an automobile, whose profile is defined by only one line that merges the front with the cockpit and the rear of the car. The lateral windows come together to create a hexagonal form inserted like a glass jewel in the car’s profile.
Also by night is the Huracn unmistakably a Lamborghini. Not only are the main headlamps equipped with full LED illumination, but all other light functions also feature state-of-the-art LED technology as a standard feature for the first time in the segment.
The interior is dominated by an innovative cockpit. A 12.3 inch full-color TFT instrument panel delivers all car information to the driver, from rev counter to navigation maps and infotainment functions, and can be configured by the driver in different setups. Fine Nappa leather and Alcantara distinguish the interior, with several color combinations offered to ensure broad individualization options. The design of dashboard and central tunnel underline a new lightness in the interior. Superb craftsmanship guarantees the highest quality and sense of luxury throughout.
Chassis and powertrain
Systematic lightweight design and Automobili Lamborghini’s extensive expertise in carbon fiber come together in the Huracn’s new hybrid chassis — an integrated structure of carbon and aluminum elements. With a dry weight of 1,422 kg [3,135 lbs] it enables not only the excellent power-to-weight ratio but also guarantees racecar precision with outstanding stiffness.
The new 5.2 liter V10 engine delivers a maximum power of 610hp at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6.500 rpm. In the new ”Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” (IDS), direct and indirect gasoline injections are smartly combined. This results in more power and torque with lower fuel consumption and emissions compared with the Gallardo V10 engine. The top speed of over 200mph and the acceleration from 0 to 100 kph in 3.2 seconds and to 200 kph in 9.9 seconds only partially describe the dynamic experience at the wheel of the Huracn. Also thanks to the Stop & Start technology, the combined EU consumption figure has been further reduced to 12.5 liters per 100 km (290 g/km CO2 emissions). The engine complies with EU6 emissions regulation.
The power of the V10 engine is brought to the road via the new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission ”Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF) and fully electronically controlled four-wheel drive system. The different driving modes of the Huracn can be selected via a driving dynamics selector switch in the steering wheel — from traction-oriented on the road to extreme performance on the racetrack, with three setups of the dynamics system: STRADA, SPORT and CORSA. The different modes ensure extensive modification in road behavior of the Huracn. In particular they influence the setups of several systems, such as the gearbox and engine behavior, the sound, the four-wheel-drive system and electronic stability control.
The Huracn’s carbon-ceramic brakes are a standard feature for consistently superb braking performance. The ”Lamborghini Dynamic Steering” variable steering ratio system and magneto-rheologic suspension damper control are both available as options for further customization of the Huracn’s dynamic behavior. They are also calibrated via the three different dynamic setups.
The Huracn is produced at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese on an entirely newly equipped production line. Delivery to the first customers is planned for spring 2014.