Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
Lamborghini announced earlier this year that one of its most popular and longest running models the Gallardo, would be replaced by the new Huracán LP 610-4. The Gallardo casts a big shadow having first arrived in showrooms over 10 years ago, Lambourghini sold the Gallardo to around 14,000 customers world wide all of them grinning ear to ear. Lambourghini have already made a bold claim by saying that they expect sales of the Huracán to overtake that of the Gallardo in its own lifespan. Lambourghini are confident in their creation and we can see why.
The Huracán is instantly recognisable as the iconic Lamborghini wedge silhouette roars down the road. Huracán spanish for hurricane, sets the tone for the new Lamborghini and we expected it to look mean and menacing but in fact it has a softer appearance compared to the sharp and jagged looking Aventador. This however doesn’t stop the Huracán from looking like a fighter jet with the intricate detailing to match, day time running LED lights and the honeycomb grill give the car good looks and character.
The interior is certainly a comfortable place to be, high performance racing seats, multifunctional steering wheel and enough gadgetry to keep bill gates entertained make you feel that you are in control of something very special. The interior design has been brought into this decade, and shares its angular and sculptural look with the Aventador. The gauge cluster consists of a customisable 12.3-inch colour TFT screen, and the central tunnel is thinner and more elegant than the Gallardo’s chunky piece. As with any high performance car on the market today north of £100,000 every inch of the cars interior is customisable down to the colour stitching in the steering wheel. The build quality is audi-like in its execution, but the sense of occasion is unmistakably Italian.
Performance is not something that should be overlooked on the Huracán just because it hasn’t got a monstrous Lambourghini V12. The Huracán’s engine is an overhauled version of the Gallardo’s naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10 producing 602bhp and 560Nm of torque. This engine makes the Huracán the most economical Lamborghini to date but it still isn’t much to brag about with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions at 22.6mpg and 290g/km respectively.The Lamborghini Huracán fills the gap for customers who don’t want a car that is super extreme to drive and as expensive as the Aventador but still want all the style and noise that Lamborghini customers expect. The Lamborghini Huracán is easier to drive everyday but still has an edge over mid range super cars such as the Audi R8 and Porsche 911’s. For that reason it’s a huge improvement over its predecessor and will appeal to a wider audience.