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The Gallardo is gone, after a 10 year stint in which it sold nearly half of all the Lamborghinis ever made, and the Huracan LP 610-4 is upon us.  But beneath a new name and some new styling, the Huracan really is all-new.

As per Laborghini’s naming trend, ‘Huracan” pertains to bull-fighting, as Huracan was a fighting bull of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed who fought in August 1879 in Alicante.  He was known for his “unyielding character” which “made him invincible.”  “LP 610-4” refers to the “Longitudinale Posteriore” mounting of the engine, longitudinally behind the driver, with an output of 610 PS, driving all 4 wheels.

The Huracan’s design is a blend of old and new from Lamborghini, featuring sharp and aggressive styling, and smooth lines spanning front to rear.  We even see a bit of Murcielago in the side profile and side air-ducts.

Built on an all-new chassis that unites carbon fibre and aluminium, the Huracan weighs only 1422Kg in dry state.  The aluminium and carbon fibre elements add structural rigidity, as well as utilising the mid-engine layout to ensure a weight distribution of 42:58 front-to-rear.

The Huracan LP 610-4 retains the Gallardo’s normally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine with uprated outputs of 449kW (610PS) at 8250 rpm and 560Nm at 6500 rpm.  The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and permanent all-wheel drive.  Lamborghini claim the new Gallardo is capable of a 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.2 seconds, a 0-200km/h time of 9.9 seconds, and a top speed of more than 325km/h as a result.  Braking is handled by carbon-ceramic brakes (380mm discs front, 356mm rear), housed within 20-inch alloy wheels, wearing 245/30 Pirelli P Zero tyres on the front and 305/30 P Zero tyres at the rear.

The interior of the Huracan has been drastically modernised by comparison to the Gallardo, now featuring a 12.3-inch TFT display, which can be configured in a number of different modes to provide the driver with key information in a visual format.  Styling mimics the exterior with smooth lines and hexagonal detailing and features customisable finishes.

Equipment on the Huracan includes LED lighting for all lighting functions, stop & start functionality, electric folding mirrors, automatic climate control, tinted glass all round, a multi function steering wheel, and the Lamborghini Infotainment system.  The interior sports soft leather and Alcantara.  Optional extras that can be equipped include front & rear park assist, reverse camera, fully adjustable electric heated seats, arm rest, and a navigation system, which includes Bluetooth and a digital radio tuner.

The Huracan will sell well, possibly better than the Gallardo with 700 orders already placed in its 1st month since release – but in our eyes it just lacks something the Gallardo had spot on.  The Huracan looks aggressive, but in our eyes the Gallardo just looked that much better – it had that je ne sais quoi that’s made it a classic.  The new advert is however rather epic, you can watch that HERE.

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