Lamborghini Huracan at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Lamborghini Press Release

The new Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4:
A new dimension in Luxury Super Sports Cars
* Innovative technology and absolute performance
redefine the super sports car experience
* Pure and powerfully dynamic design language
* New V10 with 610 hp, acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds,
top speed of over 325 km/h
* From January 2014: private preview events for qualified prospects

Sant’Agata Bolognese, 20.12.2013 — A new era is beginning for Automobili
Lamborghini and the luxury super sports car segment: with the brand new
Huracan Lamborghini is not only presenting the successor to the iconic Gallardo,
but is also redefining the benchmark for luxury super sports cars in this segment.
With it’s pure and unique design, an innovative technology package, outstanding
dynamics and excellent quality, the Huracan offers a super sports car experience
on a whole new level. The Huracan combines absolute performance with easy-to-drive
road behavior and both luxurious and sport-oriented finish. With the
Huracan, Lamborghini is taking a big step into the future, and enhancing the
brand’s illustrious history with the next automotive legend.
Starting from January 2014 the Huracan will be the protagonist of over 130
private preview events in more than 60 cities throughout the world.
The Lamborghini Huracan will make it’s world public debut at the Geneva
Motorshow 2014.

Name

With a total volume of 14,022 cars produced, the Lamborghini Gallardo has been
the most successful Lamborghini ever and, in its ten-year lifecycle, lifted the
Lamborghini marque to a whole new level. Its successor, the new Huracan, has
been developed from scratch down to the very last detail and, like the Gallardo
and most other Lamborghini models, derives its name from the world of
bullfighting. The fighting bull Huracan of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed was
known for his outstanding courage and a strong sense of attack. He fought in
Alicante in August 1879, showing his unrelenting character and remaining defiant
and invincible, thus entering into the legend of fighting bulls history.

Design

The new Huracan revolutionizes the design language of the Gallardo and is pure
in its lines: precise technology and top-level craftsmanship meet an audacious
design with sharp edges, monolithic and sculptured volumes and precise
surfaces. The starting point is the silhouette of the Huracan, born out of the
desire of creating an automobile, whose profile is defined by only one line that
merges the front with the cockpit and the rear of the car. The lateral windows
come together to create a hexagonal form inserted like a glass jewel in the car’s profile.
Also by night is the Huracan unmistakably a Lamborghini. Not only are the main
headlamps equipped with full LED illumination, but all other light functions also
feature state-of-the-art LED technology as a standard feature for the first time in
the segment.

Interior

The interior is dominated by an innovative cockpit. A 12.3 inch full-color TFT
instrument panel delivers all car information to the driver, from rev counter to
navigation maps and infotainment functions, and can be configured by the driver
in different setups. Fine Nappa leather and Alcantara distinguish the interior,
with several color combinations offered to ensure broad individualization
options. The design of the dashboard and central tunnel underline a new lightness in
the interior. Superb craftsmanship guarantees the highest quality and sense of
luxury throughout.

Chassis and powertrain

Systematic lightweight design and Automobili Lamborghini’s extensive expertise
in carbon fiber come together in the Huracan’s new hybrid chassis — an
integrated structure of carbon and aluminum elements. With a dry weight of
1,422 kg it enables not only the excellent power-to-weight ratio of just 2.33
kilograms per horsepower, but also guarantees race-car precision with
outstanding stiffness.

The new 5.2-liter V10 engine delivers a maximum power of 448 kW / 610 HP at
8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6.500 rpm. In the new ˜˜Iniezione
Diretta Stratificata (IDS), direct and indirect gasoline injections are smartly
combined. This results in more power and torque with lower fuel consumption
and emissions compared with the Gallardo V10 engine. The top speed of over 325
km/h and the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and 200 km/h in
9.9 seconds only partially describe the dynamic experience at the wheel of the
Huracan. Also, thanks to the Stop & Start technology, the combined EU
consumption figure has been further reduced to 12.5 liters per 100 km (290 g/km
CO2 emissions). The engine complies with EU6 emissions regulation.

Driving dynamics

The power of the V10 engine is brought to the road via the new 7-speed dual-clutch
transmission Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF) and fully electronically
controlled four-wheel drive system. The different driving modes of the Huracan
can be selected via a driving dynamics selector switch in the steering wheel —
from traction-oriented on the road to extreme performance on the race track,
with three setups of the dynamics system: STRADA, SPORT, and CORSA. The
different modes ensure extensive modification in road behavior of the Huracan.
In particular, they influence the set-ups of several systems, such as the gearbox
and engine behavior, the sound, the four-wheel-drive system and electronic
stability control. The Huracan’s carbon-ceramic brakes are a standard feature for
consistently superb braking performance. The ˜˜Lamborghini Dynamic Steering
variable steering ratio system and magneto-rheologic suspension damper control
are both available as options for further customization of the Huracan’s dynamic
behavior. They are also calibrated via the three different dynamic set-ups.
The Huracan is produced at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in
Sant’Agata Bolognese on an entirely newly-equipped production line. Delivery to
the first customers is planned for spring 2014.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.