Lamborghini has officially announced the launch of the Huracán, its much anticipated replacement for the iconic Gallardo
The Huracán which will make its debut at the Geneva Motorshow in 2014, uses a reworked version of the old Gallardo’s 5.2 litre V10 engine and now produces over 600 horsepower with 414 ft-lbs of torque, getting to 100km will take you around 3.2 seconds shaving 0.2 seconds of the old Gallardo.
Lambo say the new Huracán revolutionise the previous design of the Gallardo mixing precise technology and craftsmanship with sharp edges. 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.
By night the main headlamps are 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.
Interior & Chassis
A 12.3 inch full-colour 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. Leather and Alcantara adorn the interior, with several different colour combinations available.
Systematic lightweight design and Lamborghini’s extensive expertise in carbon fibre composites come together in the Huracán’s new hybrid chassis which is an integrated structure of carbon and aluminium 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 Huracán will be manufactured at the Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese on an entirely newly-equipped production line. Delivery to the first customers are planned for spring 2014.