The Lamborghini Gallardo reign has come to an end after being in production for little over a decade, the final evolution LP570-4 Squadra Corse was a limited edition model to conclude 10 years of being an icon on the super car market … the successor has some serious work cut out for herself trying to fill the shoes of a car that managed to sell 14,022 units in total.
On December 20. 2013 Automobili Lamborghini SpA finally published official renders on their new luxuy super sports car … the Huracán LP610-4 was unveiled as a high detail render showing either a yellow or a white version … actual photos weren’t available from the press site at that time, but all the details about this new benchmark could be found in the accompanying press release.
Looking at the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 it is clear the cameo covered prototype that has been captured over the last few weeks didn’t hide any surprizes, still wouldn’t mind seeing the special wheels from those test cars to make it as an option on the production Huracán.
Performance on the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 comes from a 5.2 liter V10 engine derived from the outgoing Gallardo (which had the same displacement by the way) but with an increase up to 610hp at 8,250rpm, torque is now 560N at 6,500rpm while overall weight is only 1,422kg … this boils down to an acceleration to 100km/h from a standstill in only 3.2 seconds and going up to 200Km/h in 9.9 seconds … just under the 10 seconds marker.
Taking into account the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 is built around an hybrid chassis using an integrated structure of carbon fiber and aluminum elements in an effort to create a lightweight design the results are indeed impressive with a power to weight ratio of only 2.33Kg/Hp … which helps to reach a combined fuel consumption figure of 12.5 liter/100Km with 290g/km CO2 emissions from a V10 engine that fully complies with stringent EU6 regulations.
When you see the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 in your rear view mirror you will immediatly know a Raging Bull is about to pass you, the by now famous ‘Y’ shaped driving lights on the car are recognizable from afar, but the Huracán is also the first production super car with full LED headlights … in fact every light on this new Baby Lamborghini is a state-of-the-art LED unit.
And the technology continues inside the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 with an LCD display on the dashboard to provide all the necessary information, a 12.3 inch color TFT panel can show the rpm, navigation, audio, infotainment … you name it … the ‘pilot’ can even customize the display to a certain degree.
Remember the Hexagon Project … the series of videos showing a few people traveling to Sant’Agata to try and capture a glimpse of the new Lamborghini Creature car … well we now know where the ‘hexagon’ name came from: the interior of the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 shows a lot of hexagon design … remember the Marzal, that was Marcello Gandini’s first Lamborghini with a lot of hexagon elements, the first series Espada had an hexagon styled dasboard pod by the way.
The dashboard inside the Huracán has hexagon air vents while the pod around the display looks loosely like that too, but take a look at that impressive central console … it is almost floating … which gives a nice, airy feel about it, naturally the red flap hides the ‘Start/Stop’ button as seen on the teaser page, while a control for the hand brake is positioned between the seats, further up on the central console are controls for various settings and dials.
The newly designed steering wheel gets two large gear change levers behind it while several controls are located on the horizontal spokes, similar to the Aventador steering wheels in fact. One new feature only seen on the Huracán is that red switch at the bottom of the steering wheels … the control for the ‘driving dynamics selector’ … goes from STRADA over SPORT to hard core CORSA.
Naturally leather and alcantara can be ordered inside the new Huracán with various shades to choose from combined with contrasting stitching to offer various individualization possibilities … I’m sure we’ll be seeing some clear carbon fiber inside the production models in the end.
Power from the V10 engine inside the Huracán is put onto the road through a 7-speed LDF transmission … in detail a double clutch system called Lamborghini Doppia Frizione, while the four wheel drive system is back, fully electronically controlled in this case. Changing the driving dynamics mode not only influences the stiffness of the suspension but also the timing on the gearbox, engine response, exhaust sound, the four wheel drive parameters and the stability control.
Carbon Ceramic brakes are standard fitment on the Lamborghini Huracán while the ‘Lamborghini Dynamic Steering’ system (a variable ratio steering system) is an option, just like an innovative magneto-rheologic damper control for the suspension … sounds very interesting.
Production of the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 has already begon at the factory in Sant’Agatha on a production line that has been completely renewed just for this new model … during January 2014 the car will be shown to VIP during ‘invitation only’ events all over the world before the general public will be able to admire the Huracán at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show in March.