Three weeks ago we reported the sad departure of the Lamborghini Gallardo from the production world. We showed a spy shot of the replacement lapping the Nurburgring. Days before Christmas, Lamborghini gave us all an early Christmas gift by taking the wraps off the car. Meet the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4.
As expected, the Huracan (pronounced OOH-ruh-cAHn) looks like a baby Aventador in the same fashion the Gallardo looked like a baby Murcielago. The lines are less aggressive than the Aventador and cleaner than the Gallardo. The side profile says “Sesto Elemento” while the taillights are reminiscent of the Veneno. All in all it looks good! So good in fact that Lamborghini was brave enough to reveal it in white. A color that hides nothing when it comes to that sexy body.
Enough about the looks now for the important stuff. The powerplant is a revised version of the Gallardo’s 5.2L direct-inject V10 producing a tad bit more power than we anticipated. As the name LP610 suggests, there are 610 hp on tap going through an all-new dual-clutch box, a first for Lamborghini. Manufacturer claims of 0-62 mph in 3.2 sec, 0-124 mph in 9.9, and on to a top speed of 201 mph. Even with those claims we expect test figures to prove the car will be slightly quicker than that. Fuel consumption is less Lamborghini than ever with estimates of 18.5 mpg. Compare that to the 8 mpg of the Diablo of the 90s.
The interior is styled looking like the spawn of an Aventador and Gallardo. Things like over-sized paddles and the big, red start button on the center of the console which is as if it were lifted straight out of a fighter jet. The gauge cluster joins the digital age with a 12.3 in TFT instrument panel to display all the vitals to the driver. The steering wheel features a new toggle switch to select three different driving modes: Strada, Sport, and Corsa (Ferrari Manettino much?)
As part of the reveal process, Lamborghini created Hexagon Project. A series of four short films following a group of British Lambo fanatics willing to pull an Italian Job style heist to get a glimpse of the Gallardo replacement. We’ve included all four videos below.