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A Time For Wishful Thinking

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The DriveWrite Archives Topics:  Lamborghini Huracán

A Time For Wishful Thinking

Geoff Maxted
December 21, 2013

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Well, we can dream can’t we? A new era is beginning for Lamborghini and the luxury super sports car segment. With the brand new Huracán 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 its usual pure and unique design, an innovative technology package, outstanding dynamics and excellent build quality, the Huracán offers a super sports car experience on a whole new level. This new Italian masterpiece combines absolute performance with easy to drive road behaviour and both a luxurious and sport-oriented finish. The Lamborghini Huracán will make its world public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014.

The Gallardo has been the most successful Lamborghini ever and, in its ten-year lifecycle, lifted the marque to a whole new level. Its successor 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 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 interior is dominated by an innovative cockpit of fine Nappa leather and Alcantara with a choice of colour combinations. A 12.3 inch full-colour TFT instrument panel delivers all the car information to the driver, from rev counter to navigation maps and infotainment functions, and can be configured by the driver in different setups. 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.

By night the Huracán is 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.

Systematic lightweight design and extensive expertise in carbon fibre come together in the Huracán's new hybrid chassis -- an integrated structure of carbon and aluminium elements guaranteeing race-car precision with outstanding stiffness.

The new 5.2L V10 engine delivers a maximum power of 610HP at 8,250 rpm and maximum torque of 560Nm at 6.500 rpm. The top speed of over 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 new engine with Stop & Start technology, the combined EU consumption figure and emissions have been reduced. The engine complies with EU6 emissions regulation.

The power of the V10 engine is brought to the road via a new 7-speed dual clutch transmission 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 setups of the dynamics system: STRADA, SPORT and CORSA. Prices start at around £175,000 if it matters.

Be optimistic. Maybe 2014 will be your year. Or is that just wishful thinking?

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