Here at Romans International, there’s nothing we like more than hearing about the unveiling of a brand new model in the supercar market. Fortunately, the striking new Lamborghini Huracán offers plenty for us to get excited about and, set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014, here are some details about what you can expect it to feature.
Initially believed to be called the ‘Cabrera’ Lamborghini has gone with the fiercely named Huracán and it will have big shoes to fill when it arrives as it will serve as the replacement for the hugely popular Gallardo. Lamborghini’s most successful model ever, 14,022 Gallardo models have been sold during its decade of production from 2003-2013, almost half the total number of cars which have been sold since the firm was founded in 1963. It will be a sad farewell to the Gallardo and all of it’s various editions with the final edition being the Squadra Corse we revealed back in August.
Staying true to the reputation associated with its famous badge, the ferocious-looking Huracán LP 610-4 takes its name from a bull which fought in Alicante in 1879. This was an animal regarded for its outstanding courage and strength – both attributes which the Italian marque is keen to incorporate into the existing model after they stuck a punchy 610bhp engine under the hood.
Such a powerful engine, of course, results in phenomenal power under foot, and with the Huracán accelerating from standstill to 62mph in just 3.2 seconds and topping out around 202mph, it’s sure to encapsulate the raw driving experience which has become synonymous with Lamborghini over the years.
The power is channelled expertly through a new seven-speed dual clutch transmission, a first for Lamborghini named ‘Lamborghini Doppia Frizione’ whilst it’s much trusted all-wheel-drive system is sure to be improved from the Gallardo . Also worth mentioning are the three different driving modes available – Strada, Sport and Corsa – with each choice bringing minor alterations to the steering dynamic, throttle and magnetic dampeners to change the driving experience at the touch of a button.
The Huracán will feature stop/start technology though fuel efficiency was never going to be the top priority here. It packs a 5.2L V10 engine and is more powerful than both the 458 Italia and even the 458 Speciale. The chassis is made from carbon fibre with aluminium elements to offer a combination of maximum strength and minimum weight. Thanks to this and a host of other weight-saving aspects, the overall mass of the Huracán is just 1,422kg.
Although it shares a similarly fierce front profile to the Gallardo, there is a noticeable difference at the rear where the designers have smoothed out the straight lines and gone for a gradual slope to define its profile. While it might not be as outlandish as the Reventon or Veneno Roadster, its sleek style oozes class and prestige to ensure that driving such a machine never grows old.
There is also a refreshing change for the interior: the sea of chrome switches have been replaced by a sleek centre console, complete with an infotainment stack and a 12.3 display panel screen very similar to the Aventador.
While the Huracán is yet to be given a starting price, experts are tipping it to be available for somewhere between around £175,000 and is no doubt going to be strong rival to the McLaren 12C and the Ferrari 458 Italia. First deliveries are expected in Spring 2014, please contact us at Romans International if you are interested in beating the waiting list to get one of the first cars.