Date posted : May 5. 2018
It seems the production record of the Lamborghini Gallardo will not last very long anymore, remember a total of 14,022 Gallardo were built over a time span of 11 years before the Lamborghini Huracan took over in 2014 ... it took Lamborghini only 4 years to build 10,000 Huracan ...
Compare that to the Gallardo model, introduced in 2003, the 10,000 unit threshold was reached in June 2010, a little over 7 years ... the Huracan reached that number in just over half that time, a statement of how successful this new V10 model has become since her introduction at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
In 2014 Automobili Lamborghini SpA finally introduced the long-awaited Gallardo successor in Geneva, the Huracan LP610-4 ... and sales rose enormously, but I guess there is no time like the present they must have thought in Sant'Agata, and the next year, in 2015, the new Squadra Corse department came up with the Huracan Super Trofeo race car ... and later on even their own Huracan GT3 evolution ... Lamborghini became serious about racing their V10.
At about the same time, the famous Lamborghini Gallardo Polizia were ready to be replaced after many km's on the Italian highways, so it was time for Automobili Lamborghini SpA to offer a brand new Huracan in Polizia specs to the highway police ... by now at least 2 of these Huracan Polizia are being used by the way.
Only 18 months after the Coupé, the Huracan Spyder was unveiled at the 2015 IAA in Frankfurt ... finally an open top V10 model again, and despite many were expecting a hardtop configuration, Lamborghini retained a canvas folding roof for their latest creation.
Two years after the original Huracan LP610-4 was shown, the Geneva Motor Show again had a new V10 model on display, a limited edition version of the V10 called the Avio, available in a few very special matt shades and built to celebrate the Italian Air Force, the Avio would be limited to 250 units worldwide ... this was the first 'special edition' based on the Huracan.
By the end of 2016, Lamborghini came up with a surprise ... the Huracan LP580-2, also known as the RWD version ... back in the Gallardo era, we had the special LP550-2, a detuned version of the LP560-4 with rear wheel drive only ... well, this is mostly the same idea ... a detuned Huracan with rear wheel drive ... but this time they also installed slightly modified front and rear bumpers, and steel disc brakes as standard, while the LP610-1 comes with carbon ceramic brakes as standard fitment.
2017 was an important year for the Lamborghini Huracan ... the record-breaking Performante was shown in Geneva, at that time this car held the record at the Nürburgring in Germany by completing a lap in only 6:52.01 ... this record would later be broken by a Porsche, but later in 2017 the Huracan Performante would take another 8 records on tracks all over the world ... the Lamborghini Huracan Performante became an instant sales success once again.
At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder was unveiled ... the current top of the line V10 model from Sant'Agata with the active aerodynamics and with a fold-down roof ... the ultimate V10 Bull that will boost sales even further.
It is clear that the Lamborghini Huracan series will easily break the production record set by the Gallardo ... back in 2014, the Gallardo production of 14,022 units was about 50% of the total production Lamborghini reached from 1963 up to 2014, a very impressive figure, but with intentions to double production figures with the introduction of the Urus (which should sell about 3,500 units each year), it is certain we will be seeing a lot more Lamborghini on the road than before.
Right now it is said the Huracan will be replaced by a new model by 2022, with the Aventador successor in the planning for a 2020 release .... probably we will be seeing a Huracan facelift, or mid-life update towards the end of 2019 as we are set to get another Aventador limited edition for the 2019 Geneva Motor Show (the SVJ test mule we've been seeing recently) ... if they keep the current naming convention this could become the Huracan S.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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