Today we saw the Lamborghini Huracan in the flesh at the Italian automakers headquarters. Sadly we weren’t allowed to take any photos, but don’t let that fool you into thinking there’s nothing to share.
To our surprise the package of press materials contained a selection of all new (and stunning) images of the brand’s new super sports car.
Lamborghini will officially unveil the Huracan next week in Geneva, but the Italian supercar builder has already revealed most – if not all – the important details. As a quick refresher, the Gallardo replacement uses a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 that sends 610 hp to the front and rear wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. For now, the company is selling it exclusively with all-wheel drive.
The Gallardo is currently Lamborghini’s highest volume seller with 14,022 in its more than decade-long life on the market. Don’t be surprised if Huracan sales eclipse that figure before the car takes its final bow.
Some of the key details include a chassis made of both aluminum and carbon fiber that Lamborghini says weighs less than 441 lbs. You won’t see that if you’re driving that car, but you might be able to see out of it more easily because the company also said it built the Huracan to offer better outward visibility. That is, assuming you aren’t too distracted staring at the updated cabin that shares styling cues with the flagship Aventador.
There’s a 12.3-inch TFT display in the gauge cluster powered by an Nvidia graphics chip that, for the digitally simulated tachometer, offers a 60 frame-per-second refresh rate. Other highlights include the choice of nine contrasting cabin colors for the two-tone interior. But enough about cloth, colors and computers.
The LP 610-4 (Lamborghini parlance for an engine mounted longitudinally behind the driver) has been extensively redesigned for the Huracan. It screams up to an 8,250-rpm redline and boasts 117.3 hp per liter of displacement. The 413 lb-ft of peak torque come in at 6,500 rpm. That’s all good for a top speed of almost 202 mph.