Is The New Lamborghini Better Than The Gallardo?
May 29, 2014
Just days after the global reveal of the Lamborghini Huracán at the Geneva motor show, Lamborghini president and CEO, Stephan Winkelmann whipped the covers off the all-important new model at his company’s new showroom on the Abu Dhabi Corniche.
Highlighting the significance of the Middle East for this car which replaces the Gallardo - that has been the most popular model in the Lambo range with more than 14,000 global sales to date - the Huracán 610-4 was flown in direct from its Geneva reveal for local customers who have placed deposits on the supercar stretching into the middle of 2017.
The Middle East is the third largest market for Lamborghini behind the USA and China and the Huracán is hoped to continue the company’s strong sales by not tampering with a successful formula.
As a result, like the Gallardo, the Huracán is similarly powered by a 5.2-litre, naturally aspirated, mid-mounted V10 engine which is claimed to propel it from zero to 100kmh in 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 325kmh, while power is also delivered through all four wheels.
It develops 610bhp but unlike the model it replaces, it now uses a seven-speed, duel-clutch, semi-automatic transmission instead of the clunky E-gear transmission used in the previous model.
When it comes to styling, the Huracán cuts a cleaner line than its origami inspired, big brother Aventador and yet it carries just enough of the design DNA to make it unmistakably Lamborghini.
Starting with its silhouette, the designer’s objective was to define the car with a single line stretching from the front end over the passenger cell to the rear. The side windows take on a hexagonal form while its external lights including the main headlamps now use LED technology.
AT A GLANCE
Engine: 5.2-litre V10
Trans: 7-speed, semi-auto
0-100khm: 3.2 secs
Top speed: 325kmh
Price: AED 990,000
An innovative cockpit dominates the interior with a 12.3-inch TFT display that can be configured in a number of different modes and provides the driver with all key information in a virtual format.
Although officially there is just one version available which includes Nero Ade black trim with soft leather and Alcantara and is priced at AED 990,000, customers can choose from a number of additional variants.
These include a two-tone “Elegante” interior, one and two-tone “Sportivo” interior and the two-tone “Sportivo” interior with nappa leather. Additionally Lamborghini will later expand the options with its Ad Personam program which supplements a range of new colors and trims alongside other bespoke options for the interior.
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Details: visit huracan.lamborghini.com