Lamborghini Huracan has big shoes to fill as the successor to the best-selling Lamborghini of all time – the Gallardo. The supercar has already made an impressive start since it was first showcased. Lamborghini will be launching the Huracan in India on September 22 at a price expected to be around the 3.8 crore Rupees mark (ex-showroom).
The Huracan sports a very modern styling with a smooth silhouette. The design looks sharp and edgy without being over the top. The low stance and swooping roofline give it an attractive yet dynamic appearance. The C-pillar will be immediately recognized by auto enthusiasts, reminding them of the iconic Miura. The lights all around are in LED which is a first and will clearly identify the Huracan even during night time.
The baby Aventador (as the Huracan is lovingly called) packs a serious punch with its 5.2litre, mid-mounted, naturally aspirated V10. This powerhouse gives out impressive figures of 610bhp with the maximum torque of 560Nm squeezing the occupants in their seats at about 6500rpm. Task of putting that power to all the four wheels is done by the new 7-speed dual clutch transmission. This gearbox enables the Huracan LP 610-4 reach 0-100kmph in a claimed 3.2 seconds while the double ton comes in an eyeball flattening 9.9 seconds. Lamborghini says that their latest supercar can reach a top speed of 325kmph. These figures have been made possible by keeping the weight as light as possible, which has been achieved by making use of carbon-fiber and aluminum components. The result is a total dry weight of just 1422kgs, now think 610bhp – you know what I am getting at. Three drive modes are available, namely – Strada, Sport and Corsa, with Strada being comfort mode and Corsa the other word for race mode. The different drive modes make changes to the transmission, engine, AWD system and ESC (Electronic Stability Control) to alter the car’s character for varying situations. Adaptive dampers can raise the car’s height depending on the mode selected to a maximum ride height of 175mm which can come in handy on our pothole ridden roads.
Step inside and you will snugly fit in to the low seats draped in Alacantara leather. The flat bottomed, three spoke steering wheel gets buttons to control a variety of functions and behind it is a huge 12.3 inch TFT screen showing the tachometer, navigation system, fuel level and water temperature. The dashboard and the console have enough buttons to confuse the pilot of a fighter jet and rear visibility is absolutely zero because of the carbon fiber engine cover which can be replaced with an optional transparent cover. A rearview camera is however provided to overcome the drawback in the standard package and to ease parking woes.
The Huracan once launched in India will face stiff competition in the form of the Ferrari 458 Italia, Porsche 911 Turbo and the Audi R8 V10+.