Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: | posted February 28, 2014 12:01
Launch to be live streamed from Geneva
Lamborghini, on their YouTube site, just premiered a 53 second teaser video that might as well have been a trailer for a major Hollywood production. The video clearly embodies the advanced engineering, aerodynamics and raw power of the Huracan LP 610-4.
We reported on the Gallardo’s successor late last year and also wrote that it had already done private tours around the world prior to the Geneva Motor Show launch this year, netting it 700 pre-sold units already.
Check out the video below:
Taking from its predecessor, the Gallardo, it sports a more enhanced naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10, that now puts out 610 PS and 560 Nm of torque. It now has a Stop-Start feature and a new dual fuel injection system called Iniezione Diretta Stratificata (IDS) that makes it more fuel-efficient and with lower CO2 emissions.
The Huracan possesses a hybrid chassis that was developed by fusing aluminum with carbon fiber. Its rear bulkhead and transmission tunnel is made from resin transfer mould (RTM) carbon-fiber connected with glue and rivets to the aluminum space frame.
The Huracan uses a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission they have dubbed Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF). The improved engine and new transmission means faster, more eye-popping numbers for the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 as Sant'Agata Bolognese claims a 3.2 second acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h and a top speed of "more than 325 kilometers per hour".
There aren’t any official details regarding pricing but a pricetag of £165,000 (PhP 12.3 million) has been floating around the web.
Expect the full reveal at the 84th Geneva Motor Show.