Lamborghini have a new car launching this year, and as is tradition this new Lamborghini will be named after a famous bull. Huracan was a Spanish fighting bull, known for its courage that fought in 1879. I wasn’t around in 1879 though, and neither were you, so sadly whenever I read the name of this new Lamborghini all I can hear is the theme tune of mid 1990s cartoon The Hurricanes. Altogether… “With the Huracan the champion spirit is here to stay…”
Thankfully this isn’t Lamborghini’s attempt to crash the niche market of global soccer-based cartoons, but the Huracan still has the pressure of filling some pretty sizable shoes. This after all is the car that is slated to replace the Gallardo, Lamborghini’s most produced car and top-seller. No pressure lads.
No doubt then that the people at Lamborghini breathed a huge sigh of relief at this year’s Geneva Motor Show when the car was first unveiled to the public and the initial reaction proved to be wholly positive. The car looks good, and also has a lot of promise and potential from the power and technology it conceals within.
The Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 to give it its full name is a 5.2 litre direct-injected ten-cylinder V10 powered beast of a sports car in which the power is distributed to all four wheels (hence the 4 in the name). The engine is not only more powerful than the Gallardo, it is also greener with Lamborghini claiming to deliver a fuel economy of 22.6mpg and 290g/km CO2 emissions. With a remarkable 413 pound-feet of torque it is capable of reaching 62 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds and powering on to 124mph quicker than Linford Christie won Gold at the Barcelona Olympics. It is seriously quick.
But away from power and pace, and a catchy theme tune that’s still stuck in your head from the opening paragraph, what else does the Huracan offer? The interior is, as you would imagine, sharp and stylish made from Nappa leather and Alcantara (don’t worry, I had to Google that too, it’s a sort of artificial suede). Keeping up the modern feel is a 12.3 inch colour TFT instrument panel which is where you’ll find an inbuilt SatNav and ‘infotainment’ display alongside the useful stuff like the speedometer and fuel gauge.
So it has a lot going for it, but then you would hope so too at a price of £170,000. Given that hefty sum, your best bet may be to take out one day car insurance and take it for a test drive if you want to get behind the wheel of the Huracan. A great car, but a dream car which unfortunately has the same likelihood of being on our driveway as a successful soccer team playing out of a hollowed out volcano.
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