Lamborghini began a new era with the world premiere at the press of Hurricane LP 610-4 at the Ascari circuit Malaga, Spain, where the heir to the iconic Gallardo, showed why he is the new benchmark among members of a class only luxury sports car.
With its simple design lines and a number of innovative technologies to improve their performance on the track as well as in daily use on streets and highways, the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 super sports car is also noted for its naturally aspirated engine that generates 610 horsepower.
Thanks to different systems in powertrain that includes an automatic transmission with double clutch seven changes, the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 combines excellent gas mileage with great driveability and finishes very sporty but extremely elegant, what It is allowing the Italian company to take a big leap forward and give extra shine to the history of the brand by creating a car that has all the elements to become a true legend in the automotive world.
The world premiere of Hurricane was held at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show and has since been featured in more than 130 private events in over 60 cities around the world.
The press it was to prove at the Ascari circuit in Andalusia, Spain, with its 3.3 miles (5.4 kilometers) away, 26 curves and constant elevation changes, was the perfect setting to test the characteristics of competition Hurricane new.
True to the tradition of Lamborghini, the name Hurricane originates in a bull of the Spanish livestock Conde de La Patilla, who became famous for his extraordinary courage and a strong inclination to attack. He fought in Alicante in August 1879, where he remained undefeated showing all her indomitable character and entered the legend of the bulls.
The new Lamborghini Huracán revolutionizes the design language of the Gallardo with its high technology and craftsmanship combined with a bold design for a car that is reflected in the sharp curves, with carved monolithic volumes and taut surfaces.
The silhouette of Hurricane fulfills the desire to create a car that connects the front of the cabin and the rear through a single line, the side windows are creating a nested hexagonal profile of the car like a jewel it were .
Just as sunlight, Hurricane is a genuine Lamborghini even for the night. Not only the main headlamps are characterized by the LED technology, also each end of the car where lighting is required, thus becoming a standard equipment for the first time in its segment.
The interior is dominated by an innovative interior, topped with a TFT color display 12.3-inch displays all the information necessary for the driver, from the tachometer to GPS maps browser or system functions safety information and entertainment, which can be configured in different ways.
The seats are covered with high quality leather Nappa and Alcantara to shape the more luxurious interior, which can also be configured with different color combinations with a wide range of customizations.
The design of the console, instrument panel and central tunnel provides a tremendous feeling of lightness. The extraordinary craftsmanship with which it is done inside provides excellent perception of quality and luxury.
Chassis and engine
The systematic search for lightness in the design phase and extensive experience Lamborghini in the field of carbon fiber reach maximum expression in the hybrid Hurricane chassis design that elements of carbon fiber and aluminum.
With a dry weight of only 1,422 kg, this body not only achieves excellent power / weight ratio of 2.33 kilograms per hp, but also ensures a precision worthy of driving a race car thanks to an extraordinary rigidity.
The new 5.2-liter V10 engine that generates 610 horsepower at 8,250 revolutions per minute. The new system of direct and indirect fuel injection “stratified direct injection” IDS combine intelligently to get more power and more torque while reducing fuel consumption and emissions compared to the V10 mounted on the Gallardo.
The maximum speed of 203 miles per hour (325 kms./h.) And acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 3.09 seconds (3.2 seconds from 0 to 100 kms./h.) Only partially describe the exceptional driving dynamics Hurricane.
Also, thanks to the Stop & Start technology, which shuts off the engine as soon as the car stops completely and automatically starts as soon as the driver takes his foot off the brake, fuel consumption of 12.5 liters per 100 kilometers, according to specifications European, equivalent to 23 miles per gallon of gasoline.
The power of the V10 is discharged to the ground through the new Lamborghini Dual Clutch transmission (LDF) in combination with four-wheel drive with electronic control.
Hurricane offers different modes of use via a switch on the steering wheel, optimizing traction, an application designed for the street, and another for use on track, with three positions varying dynamical systems: Street, Sport, and Carrera. The different modes of use include significant changes in behavior.
In particular, the various settings affect the tuning and feedback systems such as engine, transmission, engine sound, the four-wheel drive and electronic stability control.
In Hurricane, carbon brakes and ceramics are standard and ensure absolutely superb braking performance. The variable power assisted steering “Lamborghini Dynamic Steering”, and the magnetic suspension with controlled damping is available as an option, allowing you to customize the driving dynamics Hurricane. Both systems will also be affected by the three dynamic driving programs.
I buy it?
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 occurs at Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, in a completely renovated production line of the Italian firm. The first deliveries to customers began in the spring of 2014.
However, if a new buyer is not on the list of more than 1,000 orders placed before its presentation at the Geneva Auto Show, you will have to wait over a year to receive one.
For the United States, the base price of Hurricane LP 610-4 is $ 237.250, but Lamborghini expects the average transaction price approaching $ 300,000 due to the wide range of equipment options and customization details.
Lamborghini, which produced only 14,022 units Gallardo in 10 years, will limit production to a similar amount Hurricane, which has guaranteed its success and a place in the history of the Italian firm.