The interactive site guides users through the steps of customizing their own Huracán with exterior and interior color choices, interior material choices, wheel design and even brake caliper color. The Huracán lives up to the hype about its refinement over the Gallardo it replaces by offering several swanky color combinations both inside and out. Dark browns, deep reds, and cream-colored leathers with dark Alcantara inserts are all part of color palette with no fewer than 28 options.
Exterior colors are no less plentiful with 18 shades to choose from. Rest assured, the loud colors infamous on Lambos are still available such as lime green, retina-burning yellow, and fire truck red – though the color names are distinctly more Italian on the website.
Two unique 20-inch wheels can be had and the massive brake calipers have five color options. Two different engine covers are available: the all-glass option perfect for showing off that beautiful 5.2-liter V-10, or the more traditional black louvered cover.
The Huracán is set to officially debut at the Geneva Motor Show going on March 4th and 5th. Production won’t start until this spring, but Lamborghini says it’s already booked over 700 orders for the all-new supercar. The Huracán’s price is expected to increase over the Gallardo. Estimates average around $275,000 for the starting price. Sales will begin during the summer with the official pricing announced closer to time. Lamborghini will assuredly announce more information about the car during the Geneva festivities, so stay tuned for the additional details.
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The 2015 Lamborghini Huracán is the latest supercar in the Italian automaker’s long and storied history of building supercars. The Huracán builds off the outgoing Gallardo ’s popularity as the best selling Lambo by taking over its position. Refinements throughout the car will help it appeal to a (slightly) wider group of buyers as it’s set to be the best daily driver in the company’s lineup.
Those refinements shouldn’t hurt its ability to perform on the track, however. Power comes from a long stroke, naturally aspirated, 5.2-liter V-10 making 610 horsepower at a screaming 8,250 rpm and 413 pound-feet of torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine is all new for the Huracán and hosts an arsenal of technology to help it achieve both its amazing power numbers and a decent level of efficiency around town.
Called Iniezione Diretta Stratificata, or IDS, the fuel delivery system incorporates both direct injection and the traditional port injection. A start/stop system is also incorporated that conserves fuel when stuck in heavy traffic – say while navigating the narrow brick roads snaking their way around Rome. The Huracán is by no means a Prius, getting only 19 mpg on average, but it sips fuel more slowly than the outgoing Gallardo’s 16 mile per gallon average consumption rate.
The V-10 is mated to a new seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission coined Lamborgini Doppia Frizione, or LDF. While its name makes us hungry for something found at Olive Garden, the transmission is said to perfectly tailor itself to the driver’s changing moods and will continually and seamlessly send power to the wheels without interruption during shifts. Switching the tranny into Corsa (race) mode speeds up the shifting process even more by preselects gears before shifts actually occur.
Sending power to the ground is done with all four wheels. The electronic all-wheel-drive system defaults to a 30/70 front/rear torque split in normal operations, while up to 50 percent of the available torque can be sent forward for low-traction situations. Happily, 100 percent of the 610 horses can funnel their way through the rear tires for sideways shenanigans.
The triple combination of engine, transmission, and AWD systems push the car from 0 to 62 mph in a blistering 3.2 seconds. Unbelievably, 124 mph comes in only 9.9 seconds while continuing towards is 202+ top speed. Slowing everything down are standard carbon ceramic brakes measuring 15 inches up front and 14.2 inches out back. Stopping from 62 mph only takes 104.7 feet, besting the Gallardo’s distance by 3.6 feet.
Controlling the many systems within the car is Lamborghini’s ANIMA management software. The Adaptive Network Intelligent Management software features driver-selectable modes that change the behavior within the engine and transmission mapping, steering feel, all-wheel-drive system, and the magnetorheological shocks. Speaking of which, those shocks act much like General Motor’s Magnetic Ride Control and continually adjust to changing road conditions. Three settings fit the majority of conditions: Strada, or street mode; Sport; and the aforementioned Corsa, or race mode.
Gallery Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
Giallo Midas/Pearl Effect
Arancio Borealis/Pearl Effect
Marrone Alcestis/Ad Personam Metallic
Grigrio Admetus/Ad Personam Metallic
Verde Mantis/Pearl Effect
Blu Caelum/Ad Personam Metallic
Wheels and Brakes
Five different color options are available for the brake calipers and unlike the paint names, these are rather ’English" in their pronunciations. Regardless of color, the calipers squeeze the standard-equipment carbon ceramic brake rotors to pull the 3,135-pound car from 62 to 0 in a short 104.7 feet. The 20-inch wheels seen in the five pictures below have a double five spoke design for 10 spokes in total. The sharpness of the wheels complements the sharp body lines and angles seen throughout the car.
Wrapping both wheel options are bespoke Pirelli P-Zero tires made exclusively for the Huracán. The tires are said to be most effective at all-around traction, both on the street and the track. Pirelli is also offering an optional tire (at slight additional cost, of course) designed primarily for the track. The stickier rubber won’t work so well in the rain or over pothole-strewn streets, but will outperform the standard tire on race day.
Then of course, those same caliper colors are offered with the second wheel option. Still coming in at 20 inches, the second wheels look a bit more meatier with another approach to the double-five-spoke design.
The interior is an area teaming with options. Alcantara, leather, and suede all come in multiple colors with dual-tone options available. Nearly any look is possible here with colors ranging from subtle browns and darker reds to in-your-face tones that scream "Hey paparazzi, look at me!" Besides the color choices, the cabin as a whole is leaps ahead of anything Lamborghini has done in the past. Fit and finish are quite good making this cockpit an enjoyable place to stay for an extended time. The absolutely beautiful 12.3-inch TFT screen that constitutes the instrument cluster is completely customizable like that of the Corvette C7 and Nissan GTR. A full-on map and other functions are also displayed here verses having a center console-mounted infotainment screen. A smaller screen does reside at the top of the center console for displaying critical engine information.
The dashboard is steeply angled towards the occupants’ knees and has interesting pods that make up the air vents. Just below the dash on the passenger side is a decorative area that predominantly features the optional scripted Lamborghini logo atop a carbon fiber trim. The center console, like lambos in the past, looks like it was swiped from a fighter jet. Toggle switches with safety covers and metal guides abound, including the ignition switch mounted low on the center console and covered by a red - "Don’t touch this or things explode" - safety cover seen on the Aventador.
Five separate themed interiors exist: Unicolor, Unicolor Sportivo Alcantara, Bicolor Sportivo, Bicolor Sportivo Alcantara, and Bicolor Elegante. Below are just a few of the combinations showing just how different the interior can look by simply changing the materials and colors.
The flat-bottomed steering wheel can be had in either smooth leather or suede leather. Both wheels feature buttons that totally eliminate the need for stalk controls behind the wheel, freeing up that real estate for the massive paddle shifters. On the left are controls for the all-LED headlights and turn signals. On the right are the windshield wiper controls. Finally, down low is a toggle switch that changes between the ANIMA modes.
While we can’t imagine ever wanting to hide the 5.2-liter V-10 pearl laying under the rear bonnet, an optional louvered rear section is available. It does hark back to lambos of yesteryear, but the glass bonnet is too beautiful to pass up in our humble opinion.
Two options exist with the dashboard. The optional "branding package" adds a classy scripted Lamborghini logo off-centered to the right of the passenger’s side. The fighter jet-inspired switchgear is quite apparent here, but looks totally at home, fitting the overall theme of the Huracán.
Like with the dash, the branding package adds large Lamborghini emblems stamped into the headrests. The seats themselves are heavily bolstered and contoured for holding occupants in place. They come standard with power adjustments for movements fore and aft, as well as the backrest. An optional upgrade adds power height, tilting, and length adjustments. Heating elements are also a part of the upgrade.