Goodbye Gallardo, Hello Huracan

2014 Lamborghini Huracan

Shortly after we said goodbye to the beloved Gallardo, Lamborghini introduced us to its replacement.  This car just says “Here I am!  Rock you like a Huracan!”  Good, now that we got that out of the way let’s talk about what we should expect from Lambo’s newest addition to their “affordable” supercar platform.

Looks

First off, what we know is exactly what it looks like, obviously.  As the Gallardo was to the Murcielago, so is the Lamborghini Huracan to the Aventador.  It’s clearly the Aventador’s little brother, so much in fact it’s actually hard to see the difference upon first glance!  That’s part of the problem right there.  The Murcielago was a bold, beautiful piece of art, who’s exterior perfectly illustrated its own capabilities.  Thustly the Gallardo followed suit.

Huracan on left, Aventador on right

Huracan on left, Aventador on right

Lamborghini, I think, tried very hard to live up to the world’s expectation of a shocking new design for this era.  The Aventador and Huracan are both striking, but they aren’t beautiful.  Too many angles, too many lines.  They’re both trying far too hard to impress.  But could Lamborghini, like always, be ahead of their time?

Maybe the world isn’t ready for them yet, and like a fine Italian wine they will grow on us with age, turning into something tasteful yet bold.

Performance

Lamborghini Huracan

Well it still is the V10 mid-engine platform, but this is an all new power plant for the Lamborghini Huracan.  It will be AWD so you’ll face rippling acceleration when combined with these numbers.  The 5.2 liters of this bull will be producing just over 600 hp, says Lamborghini. And it’ll be releasing all of those horses at a world-shattering 8250 RPM.  It has a new dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox as well.

Mountains will crumble and your gut will wrench as the 413 foot pounds of torque melt your senses into a dizzying array of hot nasty speed as this Italian fighter rockets you across the earth.  How fast will your arse be hovering above the asphalt?

It will carry you to 60 in 3.2 seconds.  But who cares about 60?  This is a Lamborghini, right?  In only 10 seconds you’ll be going 124 mph.  Think about that for a moment.

Lamborghini Huracan

No confirmation yet as to whether we’ll be offered a manual transmission so you can grab it by the spine for a more tribal experience.  Only time will tell if they decide to produce some excitingly dangerous RWD variants.  But with those numbers, who cares?  Everyone seemed to get over that when the R35 GT-R stuck with the tap and go paddles.

The chassis is constructed of aluminum and carbon fiber to keep weight down to 3135 lbs.  It will also have three different handling modes, no details on what each will do exactly.  My hope is that at least one mode will turn the traction control off completely…whether it’s in the drivers best interest or not.

At $195,000 it better not have your best interested in mind.  It’s a supercar – they aren’t meant to be tamed.  I’m sure this is one car that will be talked about for the next decade and lusted after by all gear heads.  After all, compared to it’s big brother, it’s almost attainable…isn’t it?

Luke Edwards

Luke Edwards

Features Editor
Born and raised in the Racing Capital of the World, Indianapolis, IN. I have been around motorsports and cars my entire life. I race karts regionally and work at the Dallara IndyCar Factory giving tours and training in the quality control labs. Cars and driving have always been a huge part of my life. To me cars are freedom, passion, art, and an adrenaline rush. You can follow me at https://twitter.com/LukeEdwardsUSA and http://instagram.com/uprev
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