Lamborghini has launched the Huracan in India at a price of Rs-3.43 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Huracan LP 610-4 is the successor to the legendary Gallardo, the most successful Lamborghini ever – in terms of sales. The Gallardo sold over 14,000 units during its ten year stint in the market.
The Huracan has already met with a good response from buyers all over the world; and it has been previewed here in India for a select group of buyers who have already booked the super sports car. Deliveries of the baby Lamborghini will begin by this month.
The Huracan has stealth fighter looks and a silhouette resembling that of its bigger sibling, the Aventador. Overall, the bold, edgy lines alongwith the hexagonal shaped windows succeed in giving the Gallardo successor an aggressive yet smooth look. The latest car from the Italian manufacturer features a low front end with massive air intakes. The Y-shaped angular headlamps and tail lights get LED technology adding to the appeal and distinctive character.
The chassis is a mixture of carbon-fibre and aluminum, rendering it extra stiff, while keeping the weight at just 1422kgs. The engine is the same sweet-sounding and potent; naturally aspirated, 5.2litre, V10 found in the Gallardo. It has been slightly tweaked and now renders power output of 602bhp and 560Nm of torque. This powerhouse is linked to a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) giving drive to all four wheels. Seventy percent of all this power is available from just 1000rpm, which means you get phenomenal acceleration off the line – 0-100kmph comes up in just 3.2 seconds and the double ton comes up in an ethereal 9.9 seconds. The motor will scream and chatter all the way to its maximum speed of 325kmph. Housed inside the 20-inch wheels are the standard carbon-ceramic brakes having strong retardation abilities. The Huracan also gets the engine Stop & Start technology and Lamborghini claims a fuel efficiency of 8kmpl with carbon emissions pegged at 290g/km.
The interior is totally driver centric and has exclusive and premium feel all-around with the dashboard, door trims and seats enshrouded with Alcantara and Nappa leather. The 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster is all you need for knowing what the car is up to. The interior is quite techno-savvy as well and the centre console has buttons, knobs and switches laid out in an uncluttered and clean manner.
The sports car can be driven in three modes depending on the asphalt and for those who want more performance, variable steering and MagneRide electromagnetic dampers can be bought as options. The Sant’ Agata based company is hoping for more success than the Gallardo with its latest offering and if that happens then, this might become the best Lambo of all time.