Lamborghini Huracan is the much-hyped replacement for the Gallardo and has finally been officially unveiled. The Internet rumour mill was working overtime over the past month and Lamborghini fueled the fires with its YouTube teaser campaign.
The Gallardo was always seen as the accessible Lamborghini. Couldn't afford a Murcielago or the sensational Aventador? Wanted the full Lamborghini experience, but still wanted to drive to work? The Gallardo was all yours. Lamborghini sold over 14 000 Gallardos - not bad for a supercar.
The Huracan is the replacement and if the name is anything to go by, this is going to be a properly fast machine. From as early as January 2014, the Lamborghini Huracan will be shown off at private events in 60 countries. Clearly the Sant'Agata company is targeting existing owners with its new Lamborghini Huracan. We'll all get a chance to see it properly at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
Lamborghini Huracan Name
Nearly every Lamborghini's name has a link to the bullfighting world. The new Lamborghini Huracan is no different, and this is what the company has to say, "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."
Lamborghini Huracan Design
There's no denying the Aventador styling cues. The Lamborghini Huracan is sharp, precise and looks like a weapon. The lights in particular are pretty awesome. The LED headlamps are superb and for the first time, there are LED lamps at the rear.
Lamborghini Huracan Engine and Performance
The new Lamborghini Huracan weighs just 1,422 kg which gives it a superb power-to-weight ration. It's light weight means it'll also handle rather well. Powering the new Lamborghini Huracan is an all-new 5.2-litre V10 engine with 448 kW and 560 Nm. Lamborghini says its new Huracan will blitz the 100km/h sprint in 3.2 seconds and go onto a top speed of over 325 km/h. Interestingly while performance has increased, efficiency and emissions are said to have come down. If driven really gently, the Lamborghini Huracan is said to do 12.5l/100km.
You can expect the Lamborghini Huracan to go head-to-head with the McLaren MP4-12C, Porsche 911 Turbo and Ferrari 458.
Lamborghini Huracan Gallery