When the Lamborghini Huracan made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, everyone knew that it had some enormous shoes to fill as the successor to the Gallardo, the best-selling Lamborghini model in history. As far as shadows are concerned, the Gallardo cast an enormous one on the Huracan. As it turns out, the Huracan is doing mighty fine on its own after breaking 3,000 units in global sales in a span of 10 months. Oh, and 1,000 of those units were sold in the US.

For a little perspective, Lamborghini sold exactly 2,121 cars in 2013. This year, the Huracan alone has reached 3,000 sold units with a little over two months left in 2014. That’s a pretty darn good reason to brag, something Lamborghini has no problem doing when the situation calls for it.

You can’t blame the Italian automaker for puffing its chest. The Huracan not only helped Lambo generate its best year this century, it also made a lot of people forget about the pressure it first had when it took the baton from the Gallardo. If the Huracan’s sales keeps this pace, it’s poised to break 15,000 units sold in five years, breaking the Gallardo’s record of 14,022 units sold in its ten-year run from 2003 to 2013. That’s incredible to think about, but the Huracan is riding a wave of popularity right now and that wave is certain to break at some point in the next year or so.

Regardless of the future success, the Lamborghini Huracan is proving to be a worthy successor to the Gallardo.

Only time will tell if the Huracan takes the reigns from its predecessor as the best-selling Lamborghini of all time. It’s off to a really good start though.

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Why It Matters

Low-volume automakers like Lamborghini rarely shy away from bragging about their sales numbers, especially if said numbers are better than its own projections. That’s a big reason why its hard to fault Lambo for proudly throwing out the Huracan’s impressive sales figures, especially when you consider that the car has yet to blow out a single birthday candle.

The success of the Huracan isn’t just about sales numbers either; it also represents a successful outreach strategy the Italian automaker laid out to open the supercar to new and engaging markets. That plan has paid off in spades, especially in the U.S. where one-third of the Huracan’s 3,000 sold units have landed.

So pat yourselves on the back, Lamborghini. You earned this by developing and promoting a supercar that its best-selling predecessor, the Gallardo, can be proud of.

Lamborghini Huracan

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The Lamborghini Huracan made its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, even though Lamborghin spent the few months before it hosting over 130 private events to showcase the Huracan to interested buyers. That strategy has paid off with record-pace sales numbers the Huracan has earned for the year.

The Huracan is a sight to behold. It features the dramatic and aggressive styling that we’ve come to know and love from Lamborghini, including the genius idea to install a pair of Y-shaped headlights on each side instead of just one on each side like the Aventador has.

The Huracan also makes the Gallardo proud because the former uses an uprated version of the latter’s 5.2-liter, V-10 engine to produce 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. These numbers allow the Huracan to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds to go with a top speed in excess of 202 mph.

Source: MotorAuthority

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