Text: AutoIndustriya.com Team / Photos: Lamborghini Press | posted March 07, 2014 19:49
Gallardo successor makes debut at the Geneva Motor Show
Lamborghini officially reveals the highly-anticipated Huracán LP610-4 at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Huracán super sports car follows on the heels of the successful Gallardo, the best selling Lamborghini of all time with 14,022 units produced. The unveiling was personally done by Automobili Lamborghini president and CEO Stephan Winkelmann.
"With the Huracán, Lamborghini is writing the next chapter in its great history," declared Winkelmann.
The Huracán measures 4459mm long, 2236mm wide, 1165mm tall with a 2620mm wheelbase. The bodywork is a combination of aluminum and carbon fiber elements carefully fused into an unmistakable form of a fast-moving technical sculpture resulting to a low dry weight of 1,422 kg. It is finished off with Giano design 20-inch wheels.
The characteristic Lamborghini 'hexagon' is prevalent in the front air intakes, and mesh inserts in the side windows and engine intake openings. Y-contour daytime running lights set the form for the LED headlamps. The narrow rear lights are likewise fitted with LEDs.
Inside, the Huracán features an innovative cockpit feature a 12.3-inch TFT display functioning as a multi-information instrument panel giving the feel of technology. Lightness is highlighted by slender lines of the instrument mounts and the central tunnel.
As previously revealed, it will be powered by an improved 5.2-liter V10 capable of 610 PS at 8,250 rpm and 560 Newton-meters of torque at 6,500 rpm. New to the engine is a dual fuel injection system called 'Iniezione Direttea Stratificata' which has allowed a higher engine compression ratio of 12.7:1. Despite the performance increase it meets Euro 6 emissions standards and is fitted with a Start & Stop system to help reduce fuel consumption.
The engine is mated to a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission the Italian carmaker calls 'Lamborghini Doppia Frizione' (LDF) which transfers power to the new all-wheel drive system featuring a new hydraulic multi-plate clutch.
It will have three driving modes (strada/street, sport and corsa/race) to choose from on the steering wheel with the ANIMA system (Italian for Soul) 'Adaptive Network Intelligent Management', which affects engine, transmission, all-wheel drive system, and stability control.
As with its predecessor, the Huracán derives its name from a fighting bull known for outstanding courage and strong sense of attack. To date, over 1,000 orders for the newest Lamborghini have been booked. Deliveries of which are scheduled to commence spring of 2014 with production at the Lamborghini plant in Sant'Agata Bolognese.