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by Tony West and Sommer Thornton
Lamborghini’s 2014 Huracán could soon be the next top-selling super sports car, adding to the success of the new Aventedor and rivaling the McLaren 650S. The Huracán LP 610-4 named after the fighting bull, stunts with 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. The sexy new Lamborghini is the next chapter for the retired Gallardo and aims to harmoniously blend outstanding performance with nimble handling and a luxury interior. Where some supercars these days fall short of a tech savvy interior in favor of a more race inspired cockpit, the Huracán offers the finest materials and dynamic innovations.
An aluminum/ carbon fiber chassis makes the Huracán ultra strong and surprisingly lightweight- only 1,422 kilograms. The look of Huracán is slick with sharp angles jetting the hood downward to two contouring pleats. Huge hexagonal front air intakes with 3D mesh inserts help direct cooling air as with the large air intake between them. A rear intake jets sharply to form a spitter. The Huracán’s V10 engine sits in a chrome-cladded bay behind the driver. And a deep wide meshed outlet ventilates the engine. A cool spoiler lip and diffuser aid airflow. The blacked-out Huracán sits on 20-inch wheels with LEDs inside and out. And the new Huracán offers 17 paint options with contrasting interior color options. Matte finishes are also available.
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 gets is surname from its beastly V10 engine that boasts 610 horsepower at 8,250 rpm. Iniezione Dinetta Stratifica increases power and efficiency by combining direct and indirect injection. The efficient V10 engine enables a top speed of 201 mph and goes from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds.
The 2014 Huracán LP 610-4 V10 is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. A hydraulic multi-plate clutch actuates the all-wheel drive system. All-wheel drive is fine tuned in the new Huracán, adding to the Cheetah-like character. Paddle shifters seem like cheating with this super car.
Adaptive Network Intelligent Management (ANIMA) allows the driver to adjust drive modes from road (normal) to track optimizing transmission, engine, and the electromagnetic steering control. The optional Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) features variable gear ratio and aids electromagnetic damping. The Huracán also has carbon ceramic brakes and double wishbone front and rear suspension.
Inside the Huracán is a tricked out driver focused cabin. The two-tone soft leather interior features Alcantra trim, a 12.3 inch TFT configurable dash, all LED illumination, 3D navigation and a 6-speaker audio system with a CD/DVD drive. Alcantra trim is offered in six contrasting colors. Nappa leather is optional with the Sportivo package. Other options include heated seats and armrest, a reverse camera that enhances parking assist, and a glass engine cover. Also optional are lightweight “Mimas” wheels that can replace the standard Pirelli P Zero tires.