The birth of a new Bull

by • March 7, 2014 • NewsComments (0)1840

Automobili Lamborghini is taking a major step into the future: with the newly developed Huracán LP 610-4 that is replacing the Gallardo. The Gallardo was a huge success. Some 14,000+ copies of the Gallardo were built during its 10 years in production. That equals around half of all the Lamborghinis of any kind (except tractors) sold in the marque’s history.

Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini said: “With the Huracán, Lamborghini is writing the next chapter in its great history.”

The designers at Centro Sile helped Lamborghini to design the Huracán LP 610-4. Lamborghini took its purist, unmistakable design language to a whole new evolutionary level.

The newly conceived hybrid chassis of the Huracán LP 610-4 is a technical work of art that unites carbon-fiber and aluminum components. The frame is aluminium – part-cast, part-extruded, however the rear bulkhead and the central tunnel and the rear part of the sills are carbon fiber. The frame was developed hand-in-hand with Audi who will be manufacturing the body and the frame will be shared by the next generation R8.

The Huracán is almost entirely new. It features new suspension, steering, a re-designed engine, gearbox, four-wheel drive system and cabin.

The acronym LP in the model name of the Huracán LP 610-4 refers to the orientation of the extensively redesigned V10 engine – it is mounted in typical Lamborghini fashion longitudinally behind the driver (“longitudinale posteriore”).

The new V10 engine in the Huracán generates its phenomenal propulsion from a displacement of 5.2 liters. It produces a power output of 448 kW / 610 hp at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The new “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” combines direct and indirect injection – achieving an increase in power and torque compared with the Gallardo and a decrease in fuel consumption and emissions.

The Huracán has a top speed of more than 325 km/h and it can make zero to 60 mp/h in 3.2 seconds. The power generated by the ten-cylinder engine is delivered to the road via the new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission “Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF).

One classic Lamborghini trait is its all-wheel drive system. In 1993, the Lamborghini Diablo VT was the first Italian sports car with four driven wheels. In the Huracán LP 610-4, a brand new all-wheel drive system was developed from the ground up for maximum performance.

The Huracán from Sant’Agata Bolognese is a driving machine. It is effortless to drive, stable and free of unpleasant surprises. Engineering chief Maurizio Reggiani says the Huracán is faster and better on a track than any Gallardo, but easier and friendlier in the road.

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