Sometimes, the Internet has a way of spoiling some of the surprises in life. With an extreme inundation of information even before you have found physically experienced an event or sensation, it becomes a wonder if certain events still hold meaning. While Lamborghini’s newest supercar has been spoiled ahead of an anti-climatic public arrival, believe me when I say the excitement has not died down.
This week’s 2014 Geneva Motor Show featured the first-ever appearance for a slew of vehicles. Among the class of 2014 vehicle premieres is the Lamborghini Gallardo’s much-anticipated successor, the Huracan LP-610-4 supercar. The first time that the mass of the new 610-horsepower sports car takes up the mass of a public environment, the enthusiasm of the Lamborghini Huracan’s debut was without doubt ruffled by more than two months of awareness for the new vehicle. Breaking the news of the Huracan just ahead of Christmas, the new Lamborghini has since been shown to private parties. By early February, 700 orders have been received for the first examples of the Lamborghini Huracan LP-610-4. If you are a continuing reader of Automoblog.net, you will even notice that Luke Edwards has composed a Huracan article. With all this exposure ahead of Geneva, is it worth mentioning once-again the brilliance of this new vehicle? What a silly question.
Powering the all-new Lamborghini Huracan LP-610-4 is a 5.2 liter-V-10 engine. Generating 610 horsepower and 560 Newton meters of torque (equating to 413 pounds feet), the ten-cylinder engine operates with a dry sump oiling system. Peak performance from the Huracan LP-610-4 engine is configured at the high-end of the RPM range insuring a smooth transition of power as the vehicle’s speed increases. The 5.2-liter V-10 powerplant mid-mounted in the Lamborghini Huracan incorporates direct and indirect fuel injection as well as Stop & Start system that shuts off the engine at a standstill. A new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is trusted to properly allow the Huracan’s engine power to translate into momentum.
What we already know about the Lamborghini Huracan LP-610-4 is the vehicle is a beautiful progression of stylistic and functional exterior attributes forged by previous generation supercars. The present-day Lamborghini Aventador greatly inspires the lower-tiered Huracan performance machine. Unlike some modern supercars like the McLaren 650S, the Huracan will not feature the trendy active aerodynamics of a movable rear spoiler. Lamborghini touts skilful design of air intakes, front splitter, diffuser and a gentle rear spoiler lip as providing excellent aerodynamic balance for the supercar. Featuring the extensive use of aluminum construction along with the application of carbon fiber, the Huracan’s shape is an unmistakable Lamborghini creation. Described as “hybrid chassis” based on its combined use of high-performance, lightweight materials, the structure weigh only 200 kilograms (441 pounds). LEDs are organized within the headlight housings providing style and high performance illumination. 17 factory exterior paint colors will be available on the Lamborghini Huracan.
Beyond aerodynamics, handling will be a key point for attention in making the new Lamborghini Huracan LP-610-4 a pavement-bound rocket. An all-wheel drive system gives maximized contact points for the 610 horsepower to transmit. Suspension components of the Huracan incorporates similar weight saving Supplying a comfortable as well as precise ride, the optional magneto-rheological damper control provides rapid adjustment for minimum body roll. This available adaptive suspension system is similar to that on Cadillacs and has been available on the Chevrolet Corvette for more than a decade. Pirelli tires mounted to 20-inch wheels provide the Lamborghini Huracan its needed contact with the ground. Solid stopping performance provided through carbon-ceramic brake discs delivers race car-like characteristics perfect for slowing the Huracan LP-610-4 from high speeds. For tailoring the driving attitude, ANIMA (Adaptive Network Intelligent Management) calibrates the engine, transmission, drivetrain and electronic handling aids to conform to one of three driving modes.
Gifted with an impressive power-to-weight ratio resulting in one horsepower per every 2.33 kilograms (5.14 pounds), the Lamborghini Huracan’s performance is worthy of its Italian blood. Capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds, the Huracan whips itself up to 325 kilometers per hour (almost 202 miles per hour).
The two-seat interior of the Lamborghini Huracan is just as oriented on performance and the tasteful use of advanced technology as the exterior. Placing hands onto a multi-function steering wheel, the driver is presented with a 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster able to provide several high-resolution custom configurations. A similar instrument panel is found on the new Audi TT Coupe that has also premiered at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It’s worth noting that Lamborghini and Audi are corporately aligned. A six-speaker sound system with CD/DVD player is standard on the Huracan. Standard fitted with soft leather and Alcantara materials in Nero Abe black coloring, two-tone schemes named Elegante and Sportivo are optional inside the supercar.
For the first of the initial 700 buyers waiting for their Lamborghini Huracan LP-610-4, their 169,500 Euro supercar should arrive shortly after the 2014 Geneva Motor Show with deliveries scheduled for spring.