Lamborghini’s Gallardo was the highest-volume car in the company’s history, with over 14,000 produced over its ten-year life. For 2014, the next generation of Lamborghini begins with the arrival of the Huracán. The all-new exotic steps into the Gallardo’s shoes in January.
The silhouette is a single line from front to rear, giving the traditional mid-engined exoticar shape a more fluid look than ever. LED lighting front and rear allows the Huracán to provide a unique light silhouette at night. It’s extravagant, but not as spiky as the bespoke Veneno, and serves as a very respectable step forward in Lamborghini’s design evolution.
The interior is more high-tech, with integrated carbon and aluminum elements forming the cockpit and a 12.3 inch TFT instrument panel in front of the driver. The TFT blends vehicle information with navigation maps and infotainment, and is reconfigurable. Alcantara and Nappa leather drape the interior surfaces, and a wider range of personalization features is available. Even with all of that equipment, the Huracán weighs only 3135 pounds.
The mechanicals are similar to the Gallardo’s. A 5.2 liter V10 provides power–610 horsepower to be precise. A combination of direct and indirect fuel injection is used, improving fuel economy over the Gallardo. Lamborghini reports a 0-100 km/h time of 3.2 seconds, with power going to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Three dynamic drive modes are selectable, changing engine and gearbox dynamics to suit the situation. “Strada,” “Sport” and “Corsa” modes are selectable. Lamborghini also equips the Huracán with carbon-ceramic brakes as standard equipment and variable-ratio steering as an option.
Expect the Huracán to start rolling out of the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese in the spring of 2014. Lamborghini has planned a worldwide series of events to introduce the car in January.