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The Lamborghini Gallardo has been the Italian automaker’s most successful car to date with a total production of 14,002 units in its 10-year life span. When it announced that the Gallardo was being retired, many said that the successor had big shoes to fill and would probably have to just as crazy as the Gallardo was when it was launched. It seems that after all the hype Lamborghini has not disappointed when it launched the Huracan LP 610-4 in April of this year. It is now bringing the car to India and will launch it on September 22.
The Huracan has the signature low down Lambo design and has a very similar overall shape as compared to the larger Aventador coupe. It gets a low sweeping bonnet, with angular-shaped projector headlights which look like slits in what is otherwise a very smooth façade. The air intakes extend from the front of the car and are superimposed by the number plate holder. On the side, the roofline stretches downwards in both directions accentuating the image of the car sitting really low off the ground. There are a large amount of aerodynamic lines and thanks to the flared wheel arches as well as the large 18-inch wheels, the Huracan looks as planted as possible.
The Huracan gets a smooth rear end which looks like an evolution of the Gallardo but thanks to the shape of the tail lamps looks more modern. There are four massive oval exhausts and twig shaped LED tail lamps and a massive lip spoiler which has been placed above a mesh cooling duct for the mid-mounted engine.
The Huracan gets an interior very similar to that of the much larger Aventador but the layout looks a little more organised thanks to the wider size of the instrument cluster. There is a large array of toggle switches on both sides of the steering wheel while the paddles behind the wheel are massive giving the impression of an extremely busy area. If we observe the design, then we can see that the car is all about being driver oriented.
The seats are racing buckets with contrast-coloured stitching and are mostly Alcantara while the rest of the dashboard is covered in leather. It gets all the luxury options including a touch screen infotainment system, climate control, electrically adjustable OVRMs, multiple airbags and to add to the drama, a launch control button with a flip up cover.
Engine and gearbox
The Huracan is powered by a 5.2-litre V10 that produces 610bhp, 560Nm of torque and sends power to all four-wheels via a four-wheel-drive system and seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. The car can sprint to 100 kmph from standstill in 3.2 seconds and the 0 to 200kmph run can be done in 9.9 seconds with a claimed top-speed of 325kmph. The Huracan features stop-start technology as standard and has CO2 emissions as low as 290 g/km.
Price and competition
We expect that the Huracan will priced in the range of Rs 1.8 crore to Rs 2.5 crore and will compete with the Audi R8, BMW M6 Gran Coupe and the Porsche 911.
Lamborghini’s of old have always had a reputation of just looking good and having a vocal engine to thrill you in a straight-line, not much else. But the Huracan completely crushes this theory and comes out as a car that is as stunning to drive, as it is to look at.
We at CarWale are committed to helping you buy the best car which suits all your needs. But once in a while, there comes a car in our garage which brings an unfathomable delight to us petrol heads. These performance cars may not place high in terms of practicality, but they are capable of inducing an everlasting grin on the face of the nut sitting behind the steering wheel. So until we can get back to driving high-performance cars – unleashing their cerebral horsepower on the tarmac and burning some unnecessary rubber at every given opportunity – let us have look back at some of the best performance cars we have already driven.
Our teammate, Venkat Desirazu, got the taste of his first Lambo experience last year at the MMRT race track. The Huracan Evo he drove is powered by Lamborghini’s renowned 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 pushing out a rather monstrous 630bhp and 640Nm. With a kerb weight of 1422kgs, the Evo is capable of reaching 0-100kmph in just 2.9-seconds!
In a casual glance, it would look like any other 5 Series. But the M5 is a super saloon which can drop kids to school after eating hardcore supercars for breakfast. Its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 produces 616bhp and 750Nm (that’s more torque than the aforementioned Huracan). It can seat five in comfort and can also do rounds of Nurburgring all day.
‘Beast of Green Hell’ is its name. For the Mercedes-AMG GT R clocked the gruesome Nurburgring (where it was developed) in just 7:10.92 seconds earning itself a lap record. The AMG GT R graced its presence at our CarWale Track Day and it managed to unleash its 600bhp on MMRT as well.
Also part of our track day outing, the Audi R8 V10 Plus was a real stonker. With close to 610bhp on tap from its Lamborghini-derived 5.2-litre V10, the R8 Plus lapped MMRT in 1:54.42 seconds – the fastest lap time recorded at the 2018 CarWale track day. Need we say more?
The SVR is a faster, louder and a more precise version of the already mad Jaguar F-Type R. It is the fastest car JLR made and it can do 0-100kmph in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 322kmph. This Leaping Car’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 punches out 567bhp and sounds glorious while doing so.
Call it a legend or the quintessential muscle car, the Mustang is an icon in its own right. Available for the first time in RHD configuration in its six-decade of history, the Mustang made its way to India in 2016. The Mustang’s traditional 5.0-litre V8 has enough power to hurl you down a straight with smoking rear tyres, the tail wagging, and a smile plastered on the driver’s face.
Pictures by Kapil Angane