The Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 has been launched in the Indian market at Rs 3.43 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The Gallardo replacement made its global debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and like a majority of cars in the company’s history, has been named after a fighting bull.
Overall, the Huracan looks a bit more streamlined and civilised as compared to previous Lamborghini cars, a quirk which is also observed in the Aventador. You can notice a hexagonal design theme all around the car and especially in the interiors. It gets angular headlamps and massive air intakes at the front which despite the toned down styling, give the supercar an intimidating aura. Lamborghini claims that the bodywork has been designed to reduce the drag reduction by three per cent, as compared to Gallardo, while the downforce has been increased by a whopping 50 per cent.
The Huracan has been built on an all-new platform with a new type of hybrid carbon fibre and aluminium construction, which will also be shared with the next generation Audi R8. It is powered by a revised version of the 5.2-litre V10 engine which was used in the Gallardo. While the most powerful Gallardo could make ‘only' 562bhp, the one in the Huracan churns out 610bhp and 560Nm of torque. The engine sends power to all four wheels through a new seven-speed dual clutch transmission, called Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF).
The Gallardo is the most successful model in Lamborghini’s history so far, and the company has sold more than 14,000 units of the supercar in over a decade. The Huracan however, has set the cash registers ringing for the Italian manufacturer and is expected to go past this mark sooner than the Gallardo could. The Huaracan will be imported to the Indian market as a completely built unit from Italy. The supercar is manufactured at Lamborghini’s headquarters in Sant’ Agata Bolognese.
While the price tag makes the Huracan compete with other supercars like the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Bentley Continental GT and the Porsche 911 Turbo S, these cars fail to offer the kind of street presence that a Lamborghini draws.