The world has known about Lamborghini’s successor to the Gallardo, the Huracan, for a while now. Ever since photos of Lamborghini’s next big thing were leaked at the end of 2013 and word got out that the ever-popular Gallardo was leaving production, people have been clamoring for all things Huracan.
As Automobili Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann says in the video below, the Huracan is “a classic Lamborghini; revolutionary but immediately recognizable.” And the official unveil at the ongoing 2014 Geneva Motor Show has certainly given Lamborghini and sports car fans something to talk about:
As with any Lamborghini, the car already had quite the reputation before the official unveil, as rumors swirled about her specs and makeup. Now we know. The engine is a brand-new, naturally aspirated 5.2 liter V-10 engine, boasting 610 horsepower and a top speed of 202 mph. Made from aluminum and carbon fiber, the chassis is lighter and more stiff than that of the Gallardo. The Huracan also includes a double clutch, available for the first time in a Lamborghini, which means “comfort and very fast shifting times,” according to Winkelmann.
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Perhaps the biggest innovation is the new ANIMA feature. ANIMA comes from the Italian word for “soul” and is “something extraordinary,” according to Winkelmann. Using a single button control on the steering wheel, the feature allows the driver to easily shift between three driving modes — Strada, Sport and Corsa — which allows the driver to “adapt the car exactly to the behavior you want [it] to have.”
“It’s really something extraordinaire. All in all, this car is better in performance, it’s less consuming and has lower CO2 emissions,” Winkelmann said. “[It's] easy on the road, fast on the track.”
In the first two months, more than a thousand Huracans have been ordered worldwide. The company is also expected to release a convertible version of the car later in 2014, though an official date has not yet been released. The Huracan is expected to be available starting around $293,000.
If you’re not sold yet, take a look at the trailer for Lamborghini’s newest production. Clearly, no expense was spared here.
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