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Lamborghini Huracan replaces Gallardo

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23rd December, 2013

  • Innovative technology and absolute performance redefine Lamborghini's entry level sports car
  • New V10 with 448 kW, acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds
  • From January 2014: private preview events for selected prospects
  • Deliveries commence from mid-2014

A new era is beginning for Automobili Lamborghini and the luxury super sports car segment: with the new Huracán, Lamborghini is presenting the successor to the Gallardo.

With its unique design, an innovative technology package, outstanding dynamics and excellent quality, the Huracán offers a super sports car experience on a whole new level for the Italian brand. The Huracán combines absolute performance with easy-to-drive road behaviour and both luxurious and sport-oriented finish. With the Huracán, Lamborghini is taking a big step into the future.

Starting from January 2014 the Huracán will be the attraction at approximately 130 preview events in more than 60 cities throughout the world.

The Lamborghini Huracán will go on to be displayed at Switzerland's Geneva Motor Show in March 2014.

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 new level. Its successor, the new Huracan, has been developed from scratch down to the very last detail and, like the Gallardo and many other Lamborghini models, derives its name from the world of bullfighting. The fighting bull Huracán of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed was known for his outstanding courage and 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.

The new Huracán revolutionises 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 Huracán, 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 make a hexagonal form inserted like a glass jewel in the car's profile.

Also by night is the Huracán 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. (copyright image)
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The interior is dominated by an innovative cockpit. A 12.3 inch full-colour 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 set-ups. Fine Nappa leather and Alcantara distinguish the interior, with several colour combinations offered to ensure broad individualisation options. The design of 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 fibre come together in the Huracán's new hybrid chassis - an integrated structure of carbon and aluminium elements. With a dry weight of 1,422 kg it enables not only the excellent power-to-weight ratio of just 2.33 kilogrammes per horse power, but also guarantees race-car precision with outstanding stiffness.

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The new 5.2 litre 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 about 325km/h and the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and to 200 km/h in 9.9 seconds only partially describe the dynamic experience at the wheel of the Huracán. Thanks to the Stop & Start technology, the combined cycle EU fuel consumption rating is 12.5 litres 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 Huracán 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 set-ups of the dynamics system: STRADA, SPORT and CORSA. The different modes ensure extensive modification in road behaviour of the Huracán. In particular they influence the set-ups of several systems, such as the gearbox and engine behaviour, the sound, the four-wheel-drive system and electronic stability control. The Lamborghini Huracán'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 customisation of the Huracán's dynamic behaviour. They are also calibrated via the three different dynamic set-ups.

The Huracan is produced at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese in Italy. Delivery to the first customers is planned for the northern spring 2014.



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