The replacement for the Lamborghini Gallardo has been teased for over a year, but the wait is over. The Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 should be a worthy successor.
The Huracán replaces Lamborghini’s best-selling model ever as the “entry-level” supercar in the lineup. Unlike most entry-level offerings, there’s nothing economical about it, though.
First, the name: Huracán is Spanish for hurricane, and is the name of the Mayan god of wind, storm, and fire.
Powering the Huracán is a 5.2-liter direct-injected V10 with 610 horsepower – hence the LP610-4 designation – and about 413 pound-feet of torque. Coupled to a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission called “Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF) and all-wheel drive, it will hurl the Huracán from 0 to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, to 124 mph in 9.9 seconds, and on to a top speed of over 200 mph.
The powerful V10 is one half of the equation, but the Huracán’s lightweight chassis is the other. Made from a mix of carbon fiber and aluminum, the car weighs roughly 3,135 pounds dry.