The wait has ended for Lamborghini’s replacement of the Gallardo: Introducing the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4, a modern beauty in sheet metal .
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The Huracán replaces Lamborghini’s best-selling model ever, as what is wily referred to as the “entry-level” supercar in the lineup. Unlike most firm’s entry-level offerings, there’s nothing economical about the Huracán, though. While there is no price published yet, some of the auto press expect the Huracán to start at more than $250,000.
The name was a bit off-putting to some: Huracán is Spanish for hurricane, and is the name of the Mayan god of wind, storm, and fire.
Seems appropriate for a supercar, but some fans were upset that Lambo seemingly abandoned its tradition of naming cars after fighting bulls.
Not to worry. According to Lamborghini, Huracán was also a bull that fought in Alicante in 1879. With its triple meaning of storm, Mayan god, and raging bull, this might be the best Lambo car name ever.
The car itself is simply stunning.
There’s not much to criticize about the styling, blending elements of the Aventador and Sesto Elemento into a gorgeous package. The phrase “looks like a jet fighter” gets used a lot … but the Huracán actually looks like a jet fighter. Since it’s not as wide as the massive Aventador, it’ll probably be easier to maneuver like one, too.
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.