Automobili Lamborghini had a colossal undertaking developing a successor to the very successful Gallardo. They have unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show something as berserk as its predecessor, nay, even better – The Huracan.
The Gallardo, available in the country in two variants, was priced at INR 2.0 crore for the Gallardo and INR 2.55 crore for the Gallardo Spyder. Launched in 2003, the Gallardo has seen 14,022 of its clones rolling off the Sant’Agata Bolognese assembly line, go out and emphasize successfully the accomplishment of its gilded owners. The assembly line of Lamborghini saw the last of its Gallardo rolling off in November 2013. No more.
In comes the Huracan. Despite it being named after the Mayan God of wind, storm, and fire, the latest creation of Design Chief Filippo Perini and his design team has managed to give the Huracán a friendlier, less aggressive look. The Gallardo’s successor is faster and better on a track than any Gallardo and at the same time easier and friendlier on the public roads.
One might say that the Huracan is reminiscent of the Gallardo, but it is a new car in all respects. The structure is all new, the suspension and controlling electronics are all new. The 610 bhp 5.2-liter V10 engine has been given a thorough revision. It is, as any Lambo, naturally aspirated and yet capable of revving up into the stratosphere. It uses both direct and indirect fuel injection and is capable of producing more power and torque than its predecessor. And, of course, on full song, it sounds like a Lamborghini should – a God infuriated.
The steering is new and so is the 7-speed double-clutch gearbox. The Huracan also gets a new four-wheel drive system and an all new cockpit boasting a 12.3-inch TFT display that can be configured in a number of different modes. It provides the driver with all the key information in a virtual format.
The Huracan weighs 1422 kg dry and does the naught to ton in 3.2 seconds. The top speed is claimed to be 325 km/h.
If the Aventador held you in awe, the Huracan has no such intentions. It is designed to be “more approachable,” says Stefan Winkelmann, CEO, Lamborghini.