The name game is finally over! Lamborghini has officially revealed that the long-awaited Lamborghini Gallardo successor will be named the ‘Huracán’, and that it retains V10 power to take the fight to the likes of Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren.
After weeks and weeks of speculation on what the name will be, the Italian automakers have finally given the world an answer. Just yesterday we wrote about a rendered image of the Gallardo successor and today we have the truth.
After 130 private preview events for VIP customers taking place in the New Year, the Huracán will be revealed to the world at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014. True to form, the company has named its newest-born after a breed of fighting bull. Fighting in Alicante in 1879, the Huracán was apparently known for 'outstanding courage and a strong sense of attack, showing his unrelenting character and remaining defiant and invincible'. These are qualities which sure can be useful when giving the British and German supercars a run for their money.
Design wise, it seems to draw inspiration from its wild bigger brother, rather than the lines of the more recent Veneno and Egoista ‘specials’. Like its predecessor, the Huracán is propelled by a 5.2-litre V10 with power distributed through all four wheels. Stop/start technology is now present, while a combination of direct and indirect fuel injection is claimed to reduce consumption while offering performance benefits over the Gallardo. Thanks to the 610bhp, the Huracán will reach 62mph from standstill in 3.2 seconds, with the 0-124mph sprint dispatched in 9.9 seconds.
The Huracán’s 'systematic lightweight design' is a carbon and aluminium hybrid cell. Dynamic set-ups, including settings for gearbox, engine response, sound, drive distribution and stability, can all be modified by the Ferrari Manettino-style switch mounted on the wheel, which toggles between Strada, Sport and Corsa. All other settings – including navigation and infotainment – are managed via a 12.3-inch TFT monitor on the driver's instrument board.
The car will be produced at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese on an entirely newly-equipped production line. The Huracan is all geared up to set the road on fire and it should, considering the tyre tracks it will be filling.