Happy holidays! The Gallardo has finally been replaced.
After months of referring it to the hotly-anticipated Gallardo replacement we can finally give it a name. And as earlier reported, it’s called the Huracan. Specifically the Huracan LP610-4, which refers to the ‘610’ horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque delivered by the 5.2-liter V10, which is sent to all ‘four’ wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It also continues the tradition of naming cars after fighting bulls, Huracan being a beast that fought gallantly in Spain in 1879.
Borrowing heavily from the Aventador’s sleek and sharp styling, the baby Lambo sports a traditional wedge shape and comes with Reventon-inspired lights and hexagonal detailing on the engine cover. It’s unquestionably beautiful and takes the fight directly to the Ferrari 458 and McLaren 12C, with numbers to match. The heavily updated V10 comes with new direct and indirect injection systems, enabling the Huracan to crack 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds, 0-124 mph in 9.9 seconds and reach a top speed of over 202 mph. Featuring a stop/start system, economy is 18.5 mpg on the US cycle.
The mid-engined chassis and body panels are a blend of carbon fiber and aluminum. Despite utilizing more lightweight materials, the Huracan weighs 1,422 kg, 12 kg more than the Gallardo, which is a result of increased dynamic technology and a seriously plush interior boasting leather and Alacantara trim, plus a new 12.3-inch TFT instrument display. Carbon-ceramic brakes come as standard, while options include variable-ratio steering and magnetic ride control. The Huracan will enter production in the spring, priced at around $200,000. It will officially debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, prior to which 130 events are planned at 60 cities around the globe.