All-new 610hp Lamborghini Huracán Supercar Unveiled [Gallery]

Lamborghini has unveiled the Huracán, which will replace the Gallardo as the supercar firm’s entry-level car.

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Lamborghini has unveiled the Huracán that is intended to replace the company’s iconic Gallardo, which was the most successful Lambo ever.

Continuing a tradition, the new Lambo takes its name from the world of bullfighting, like the Murciéllago, Gallardo, and Aventador that came before it. According to Lamborghini, “the fighting bull Huracán of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed was known for his outstanding courage and strong sense of attack.”

The Huracán will overtake the company’s most successful ever model. In total, 14,022 Gallardos were produced over a 10-year production run – almost matching the total number of all other Lamborghini cars built since the company was founded in 1963.

The new Huracán is “redefining the benchmark for luxury super sports cars in this segment,” the company added.

The Huracán is designed from scratch, and the first version, the LP 610-4, is powered by a 5.2 liter V10 engine that generates over 600 horsepower, and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.2sec and reach a top speed of 202mph. Drive is sent through all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which along with the ESP has three modes to alter the driving dynamics – Strada, Sport and Corsa.

While the Gallardo made do with a thunking automated manual, the Huracan employs a new dual-clutch ‘box called ‘Lamborghini Doppia Frizione’ (LDF).

Spec the optional ”Lamborghini Dynamic Steering” variable steering ratio system or the magnetic-controlled dynamic suspension system to tie these systems into the aforementioned three dynamic setups for presumably even more variability to the car’s character.

It’s got an all-new “hybrid” chassis that uses both aluminum and carbon fiber, making it stiffer and lighter than many supercars. Combined with other lightweight elements, including carbon-ceramic brake discs as standard, it keeps the car’s mass down to 1,422kg.

In terms of style, it’s unmistakably a Lambo, and not a big departure from the looks of the Gallardo. It also incorporates cues from the larger and more costly Aventador and integrates everything into an “audacious design with sharp edges, monolithic and sculptured volumes and precise surfaces,” all of which are encompassed by a single line that defines its sleek silhouette.

The cabin of the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 also embodies a new sense of style and performance-focused luxury. Upholstered in Nappa leather with Alcantara trim, it introduces a premium 12.3-inch full-color fully reconfigurable TFT main display that keeps the driver posted on all key vehicles systems information as well as navigation and infotainment functions.

The Huracán was unveiled at a private event and will be trotted out at over more 130 private preview events in more than 60 cities throughout the world over the next few months before finally making its public debut at the 2014 Geneva auto show, says CNet.

When it arrives next year, the ‘baby Lambo’ will plunge into battle with two of the finest supercars of modern times: the Ferrari 458 and McLaren 12C. While there is no price published yet, some of the auto press says the Huracán is expected to start at more than $250,000.

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