Italian Hype: Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Is The Angriest V10 Bull Yet | MotorworldHype

Italian Hype: Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Is The Angriest V10 Bull Yet

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Just in time for the holidays Lamborghini has officially taken the wraps off the Huracán LP 610-4, the replacement for the aging Gallardo.  Immediately on lookers will notice that the Huracán looks way more aggressive than the Gallardo did even at the end of its life-cycle.  The angular lines and angry headlights signal that this car may be going back to the “trying to kill you” brutality of the Murcielago of old.  Actually, the front fascia reminds me a bit of the Murcielago a bit.  In fact, the Huracán as a whole really gives me more of a “mini muricelago” vibe than the Gallardo ever did.

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Its almost as if Lamborghini felt that their fans missed the murcie so they figured they would make something very similar to it without actually bringing it back and slicing into some of the Aventador’s thunder.  When looking at the tech specs my theory starts go get a little more solid.  While the Huracán has the same number of cylinders as the Gallardo (V10) its 610hp is only a stones throw away from the 640hp of the Murcielago.  As we all know, Lamborghini’s philosophy with their cars is always “onward and upward” so if the Huracán is starting its life at 610hp it will likely eclipse 700 by the end of its cycle.

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Enough on the murcie comparisons though.  In a lot of ways its also similar to the now gone Gallardo.  Its about the same size, has a similar all-wheel-drive system and also has a more of a focus on mating performance with efficiency.  The Huracán has a new system dubbed “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” or “IDS”.  This system combines direct and indirect fuel injection to keep power and torque up while keeping fuel consumption low.  The Huracán’s all new V10 also comes with start/stop tech which reduces fuel drain from idling at stop lights.  This is pretty cool but I would have liked to see Lamborghini give the Huracán the cylinder deactivation system that is in the Aventador.  Although its still early so I wouldn’t be surprised if the Huracán gets cylinder deactivation later on.

For now Lamborghini fans have a bright, shiny, and angry new “entry level” bull to look forward to.  Lamborghini says that the new Huracán will be available in Spring 2014 but they did not announce an MSRP.  However, I would expect that the price would hover somewhere between $250k and $300k.  I would also expect Lamborghini to announce the official MSRP at the Geneva Motor Show next year.  For now check out the official pics by clicking the thumbnails in this post; by the way all the pics are HD resolution (you’re welcome!).  You can also get all the info straight from the bull in the official press release below.

Press Release:

The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4:

A new dimension in Luxury Super Sports Cars

· Innovative technology and absolute performance

redefine the super sports car experience

· Pure and powerfully dynamic design language

· New V10 with 610 hp, acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds,

top speed of over 325 km/h

· From January 2014: private preview events for qualified prospects

Sant’Agata Bolognese, 20.12.2013 — A new era is beginning for Automobili

Lamborghini and the luxury super sports car segment: with the brand new Huracán Lamborghini is not only presenting the successor to the iconic Gallardo, but is also redefining the benchmark for luxury super sports cars in this segment.

With its pure and unique design, an innovative technology package, outstanding dynamics and excellent quality, the Huracán offers a super sports car experience on a whole new level. The Huracán combines absolute performance with easy-todrive road behavior and both luxurious and sport-oriented finish. With the Huracán, Lamborghini is taking a big step into the future, and enhancing the brand’s illustrious history with the next automotive legend.

Starting from January 2014 the Huracán will be the protagonist of over 130 private preview events in more than 60 cities throughout the world. The Lamborghini Huracán will make its world public debut at the Geneva Motorshow 2014.

With a total volume of 14,022 cars produced, the Lamborghini Gallardo has been the most successful Lamborghini ever and, in its ten-year lifecycle, lifted the Lamborghini marque to a whole new level. Its successor, the new Huracán, 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 Huracán 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.

Design

The new Huracán 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 Huracán, 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 Huracán 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.

Interior

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 Huracán’s new hybrid chassis — an integrated structure of carbon and aluminum elements. With a dry weight of 1,422 kg it enables not only the excellent power-to-weight ratio of just 2.33 kilograms per horse power, but also guarantees race-car precision with outstanding stiffness. The new 5.2 liter V10 engine delivers a maximum power of 448 kW / 610 HP 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 325 km/h and the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and to 200 km/h in 9.9 seconds only partially describe the dynamic experience at the wheel of the Huracán. 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.

Driving dynamics

The power of the V10 engine is brought to the road via the new 7-speed dualclutch transmission ‘‘Lamborghini Doppia Frizione’’ (LDF) and fully electronically controlled four-wheel drive system. The different driving modes of the Huracán can be selected via a driving dynamics selector switch in the steering wheel — from traction-oriented on the road to extreme performance on the race track, with three setups of the dynamics system: STRADA, SPORT and CORSA. The different modes ensure extensive modification in road behavior of the Huracán.

In particular they influence the set-ups of several systems, such as the gearbox and engine behavior, the sound, the four-wheel-drive system and electronic stability control. The Huracán’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 Huracán’s dynamic behavior. They are also calibrated via the three different dynamic set-ups.

The Huracán 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.

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