2015 - 2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
Horsepower @ RPM:610 @ 8250
Torque @ RPM:413 @ 6500
0-60 time:3 sec. (Est.)
Top Speed:211 mph
0-100 time:8.5 sec. (Est.)
Replacing the popular, 10-year-old Gallardo
All good things must come to an end, so the Gallardo is packing things up and moving out of Lamborghini’s entry-level supercar spot to make room for a brand new baby. Rumors swirled about the name of this new supercar, and the final decision was Huracán LP 610-4 and not "Cabrera," as we initially thought.
The Huracán LP 610-4’s name is derived from a fighting bull from 1879. This Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed of bull was unrelenting and thrust himself into bull-fighting stardom courage and strong sense of attack.
This new new Lamborghini will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014, but it will also have more than 130 private showings that start in January. We expect to see it in dealers starting in mid- to late-2014.
Updated 05/31/2016: About one month ago Lamborghini dropped a very cool promo video for the Huracanc called "Driven by Instinct." Now it came back with an addition video that offers us some behind the scenes footage. Hit "play" to check it out!
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How Far Can $10 Take You? How About a One-Off Lamborghini Huracan Signed by Pope Francis Himself
What can your $10 get you? For some people, $10 equates to a few lottery tickets. For others, it’s a pack of cigarettes. That’s great, sure, but what if your $10 can get you a one-off Lamborghini Huracan that bares the signature of none other than His Holiness, Pope Francis? This isn’t a joke, folks. The one-off, white and gold Huracan that Lamborghini gave to Pope Francis back in November 2017 is now up-for-grabs at Omaze. The lottery-slash-charity initiative requires at least a $10 donation to enter the sweepstakes. According to Omaze, proceeds from the lottery will go to a “number of causes working to transform lives around the world.” The website is accepting donations ranging from $10 to $5,000. The amount donated correlates to the number of entries you get. Entries will be accepted until January 30, 2019.
Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Gets A Facelift
Have you ever heard of supercars getting mid-life facelifts? The Lamborghini Huracan is an exception. The car has been spied twice with heavy camouflage, clearly indicating that the Huracan is being refreshed for the market. The last update seen on the Huracan range was at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year, when Lamborghini introduced the Spyder Performante, but now it looks like theHuracan Spyder is due for some changes inside and out. Get ready to witness the Huracan’s rebirth!
Lamborghini has revealed the most aggressive version of its smallest offering, the $430,000 Huracan GT3 Evo racer, which as its name suggests, is an evolution of the original Huracan GT3. It improves the first GT3 in several ways and is available for purchase both as a standalone model or as an upgrade for any existing Huracan GT3.
Winning not only the GT Asia Series Championship in 2016, as well as the Rolex 24 at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, the Huracan GT3, has proven highly successful, and the Evo is further refined and enhanced to bring out its qualities. The main point of focus was enhancing the car’s aerodynamics with the help of the Dallara Engineering.
Watch a Lamborghini Huracan Performante Race a MIG-29K Fighter Jet
We’ve seen plenty of supercar battles on airstrips before, but this one’s a bit different from the rest. Posted to Twitter by user @Chopsyturvey, it’s an abbreviated 44-second clip that shows a head-to-head acceleration battle between a Lamborghini Huracan Performante and a MIG-29K fighter jet, combining horsepower and firepower into a single brief video.
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One Man Rented a Lambo and Racked up $50k in Fines Over Just Four Hours
Dubai is known for a lot of things, but for enthusiasts like us, it’s all about exotic cars and excellent roads. However, there are some people who get carried away by this ‘high,’ and end up getting famous for the wrong reasons. Add this British bloke to the list, who racked up roughly $47,000 in fines within four hours while driving a rented Lamborghini Huracan. According to The National, the 25-year-old British tourist was snapped by speeding cameras 33 times in just over four hours!
2019 ARES Project Panther
Although it’s just a few years old, ARES Design is already creating a bit of a name for itself. Founded back in 2014 by Dany Bahar, former CEO at Lotus, the firm started out as a customization shop for high-end automobiles. Now, however, ARES Design is looking to break into the world of boutique supercar production, and Project Panther is its first effort to step up to the big leagues.
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2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante by Novitec
Only a few days ago, McLaren revealed that mad 600LT. Just then I wondered what it would be like to see a “baby” McLaren LT go against a “baby” Lamborghini Performante on the other side of the track. But then, Novitec (FYI - a German tuning company) and its Torado division revealed the Huracan Performante Novitec. It is like a Performante version of the Performante Lamborghini. Maybe an overkill, but Novitec did it so well, I don’t even care. I need to see the 600LT race against this now.
Video of the Day: Dodge Challenger Demon vs Lamborghini Huracan
The Dodge Demon and Lamborghini Huracan are two very potent machines from two very different backgrounds. The Demon is U.S. home grown and built on the wet dreams of modern muscle fanboys. The Huracan, on the other hand, is a fine, Italian-bred machine the feeds on just about anything that’s not exotic without fear. On paper, the Demon should spank the hell out of the Huracan without question – it’s deliver more than 250 ponies more than the Huracan when running on premium fuel. It’s also a purpose-built drag car with the qualifications to hit the road. The Huracan on the other hand is a little more mild and built more for showing off downtown than it is spanking over-tuned rice burners on the track.
Be that as it may, Drag Times decided to line these two bad boys up. So how does one of Italy’s finest compete with some American muscle? Well, there are some mixed results and while the Demon does spank the hell out of the Huracan at one point, it all boils down to reaction time and quality of launch – something that allowed the Huracan to win twice. The other thing to keep in mind is that, while the Demon has a published quarter-mile time of 9.65 seconds, its real straight-line performance is dependent on track and weather conditions, among other things.
Either way, this video is pretty damn awesome, so go ahead and click play, then check out the links at the bottom of the article if you want to see some awesome pictures and learn more about either of these amazing cars.
Prepare to Spend Big if You Want to Own Pope Francis’ One-Off Lamborghini Huracan
Back in November 2017, Lamborghini decided to gift Pope Francis with his own one-off Lamborghini Huracan. The Pontiff graciously declined the gift, opting instead to donate it in the name of charity. Fast forward months later and the aforementioned one-off Huracan is now set to be auctioned off without a reserve price by RM Sotheby’s in Monaco on May 12.
Start Preparing for a World Where Plug-In Hybrid Lamborghinis Exist
It’s official. Lamborghini will replace the Aventador and Huracan supercars with plug-in hybrid successors. The two models are scheduled to arrive sometime in 2020 and 2022, respectively. That should be enough time for Lambo purists and old-school fans alike to come to grips with the future direction of the Italian automaker. Don’t feel too bad, though, because naturally aspirated V-10s and V-12s will remain part of Lamborghini’s powertrain equation. They’ll just get some form of hybrid assistance to help Lamborghini cut back on its emissions output.
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2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder
The Lamborghini Huracan made its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It replaced the Gallardo, the company’s best-selling model as of 2018, in the lineup and became Lambo’s entry-level supercar. Slightly longer and wider than its predecessor, the Huracan employs a different styling language compared to the Gallardo, featuring lines derived from the range-topping Aventador. The design includes sharper cues, more pronounced side skirts, and a more aggressive stance overall. Under the hood, the 5.2-liter V-10 was updated for more horsepower and improved fuel economy. In 2017, Lamborghini launched the higher performance Performante model, and a Spyder version broke cover at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
Three years have passed since the Huracan was unleashed on public roads and the supercar is already highly popular, selling more than 8,000 units since its introduction. The Performante Spyder arrives to close the circle of the Huracan family, which now includes two coupes, two convertibles, and two race-spec models. The Performante name returns after long hiatus, as it was originally introduced on the Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, essentially a convertible version of the Gallardo Superleggera. The high-performance drop-top was launched in 2011 and remained in production until the Gallardo was phased out in 2013. As you might have already guessed, the Performance Spyder adds infinite headroom to the Performante’s record-setting performance. And it’s almost as quick!
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Lamborghini Huracán Performante Goes Topless In Geneva
The Lamborghini Huracan proved itself as a worthy successor to the iconic Gallardo only a few months after it hit the market, but it wasn’t until the Performante version was launched that Lambo unveiled its true potential. Almost a year later and the record-setting supercar loses its top to become the Performante Spyder at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
Lamborghini Toots its Own Horn Over the Huracan Performante Setting Records on a Handful of International Circuits
The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is arguably one of the fastest cars in the world. Its combination of lightweight construction, enhanced power, and a dedicated chassis and suspension setup has allowed it to stake its claim in the record books. Lamborghini has not been bashful about celebrating the Huracan’s record-setting runs, which includes lap records in eight race tracks all over the world, all of which were set in 2017 by different magazine publications.
14-Year-Old Gets a Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo for His Birthday
So, what kind of presents did you get when you were 14 years old? Based on my recollection, I got a Ralph Lauren cologne, a VHS tape of Braveheart, and a $20 bill. It’s safe to say then that 14-year old Steven Aghakhani received a much better gift for his birthday than what I hauled in back then. The budding race car driver was surprised by his father in his 14th nameday with a Lamborghini. It’s not just any Lamborghini, though. It’s a Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo, the Italian automaker’s newest eater-of-worlds racer.
Aghakhani took delivery of the car when his father surprised him with a visit to O’Gara Beverly Hills. Unsure of what was going on, the 14-year old got the shock of a lifetime when his dad walked him up to a covered car and lifted the sheets, revealing a car many of us will only own in our dreams and imaginations.
Unfortunately for the birthday celebrant, he won’t be able to take his new Lambo home and drive it to his high school anytime soon. The race car is built specially for track use so if young Steven wants to drive his new pride and joy, he’s going to have to do it on the track or during racing competitions. Still, it’s a good problem to have, don’t you think?
Cheapest New Lamborghini Ever... Found on Craigslist
Lamborghinis typically cost north of $250,000, and that’s just for a base unit of the entry-level Huracan. Most of us are immediately priced out of buying one, but if you’re desperate, there is one Lamborghini that’s up for sale on Craigslist that you can afford. It has sexy styling, street-park cruising capability, and a Bluetooth wireless speaker. Best of all, it only costs $159! This is one Lamborghini we can all get on board with.
From Hater to Lover: Richard Hammond and the Lamborghini Huracan Performante
Of the three The Grand Tour hosts, Richard Hammond is arguably the most sensible of them. He rarely dives into hyperboles, and his criticisms always come from a fair point of view. That was the case when he admitted to being underwhelmed by the Lamborghini Huracan because, in his mind, Lambo compromised the Huracan’s soul by developing in the name of sales volume. A few years and a new car show later, Hammond once again found himself in the seat of a Huracan, except this time, it was the all-conquering Huracan Performante.
On the surface, the Huracan Performante doesn’t stand head and shoulders above its standard counterpart. Hammond notes that it only has an extra of 20 horsepower and 30 pound-feet of torque over the standard model. It’s hard to justify spending £50,000 ($70,000) on a car with incremental power gains. But judging the Huracan because of its extra power is like judging the taste of a cake by sampling the frosting on top. There’s more to the Huracan Performante than what the numbers show. Hammond found that out quickly when he pushed the pedal down. The ear-piercing roar coming out of the new exhaust is the sound a proper Lamborghini makes.
All the gaudy numbers and lap time records the Huracan Performante has - it’s currently the king among production cars at the Nurburgring Nordschleife — doesn’t paint the entire picture of what it feels like to actually experience the car. Once a skeptic, Hammond had nothing but praise for the Huracan Performance, claiming that the Huracan Performante is what the standard Huracan should’ve been all along. It’s a fair point, one that’s hard to argue against.
Craziest Thing This Week: The Pope Blesses a Lamborghini Huracan
Pope Francis is no stranger to receiving gifts. That comes with the territory of being the leader of the Catholic church and arguably one of the most powerful men in the world. But the famously frugal pontiff isn’t one who enjoys the lavish side of life so when he recently took possession of a one-off Lamborghini Huracan, a gift from the Italian automaker itself, the pope did what the pope usually does: he donated it away.
It’s a bitter blow for papal paparazzi who were hoping to see the pope roar around the cobbled streets of Rome, aviator sunglasses in tow. But the pope’s preference for the simple things in life isn’t anything new. This is a man who traditionally opts to get driven around in Fiats and Fords when he’s on the road so getting inside a Lamborghini is a non-starter to begin with. So instead of taking ownership of the one-off Huracan, the pope decided to receive it from Lamborghini out of courtesy, sign the hood, and give it to RM Sotheby’s, which will then auction the supercar with the proceeds going to three of the holy father’s favorite charities. Considering how much value is placed on items that carry the pope’s signature, expect this one-off Lamborghini Huracan to fetch way more than it’s usual price of $200,000.
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Halloween Special – “Costumed” Cars
I don’t think I’m alone in recognizing Halloween as one of the best holidays ever. In addition to pumpkin carving and excessive amounts of candy consumption, it’s an excuse to dress up in costume, giving us one day out of the year to become whoever (or whatever) we want. Of course, sometimes, this charade continues regardless of what the calendar says, even in the automotive world. Indeed, there are many cars out there right now masquerading as something other than what they really are. For whatever reason, these cars are draped in a costume that hides what they truly are underneath.
Carmakers do this for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it’s because two car companies collaborate on a project and create something together. Sometimes, one car company adopts the bones of another brand’s car and slaps on new badges. Whatever the case, we’ve assembled here a list of dressed-up cars to keep you from getting tricked, no matter how sweet the treat might be. Read on to learn more, and don’t hesitate to provide your own examples of “Costumed” cars in the comments!
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Can Lamborghini Get Even More Extreme With Its Models?
There are some things in the auto industry that are completely indisputable, one of which is Lamborghini’s reputation for being the creator of some of the most extreme supercars in the world. In the past few years alone, we’ve seen Sant’Agata come up with the Aventador J, Veneno Roadster, and most recently, the Centenario. But what if I told you that Lamborghini can go even deeper into its maniacal side and come up with future cars that border on being complete lunacy? It could actually happen now that the company has announced a closer working relationship between its road car division and the Squadra Corse racing team.
News of this development arrived on the heels of the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo’s launch, a car that could just as well serve as a preview of what we can expect from the tighter relationship between the two Lambo divisions. No less than the automaker’s motorsport aftersales boss, Silvestro D’Amico, hinted to Autocar the possibilities of what this kind of partnership could create for the brand. “We are still new to motorsport compared to other companies in this field, but already we are having our design department working more closely with the racing side,” he said. “There will be more exchanges of information and technologies.” Think of what these exchanges of information and technologies can do when they’re applied to road-going cars. This kind of thing has been happening in the industry a lot these days, most recently between Mercedes-AMG and the Mercedes Formula One team. We all know what came out of that, so is it possible that Lamborghini will eventually follow the same road?
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2018 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo
Back in 2014, during the annual auto extravaganza that is Monterey Car Week, Lamborghini revealed the Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, a hardcore, race-ready iteration of the popular Lamborghini Huracan road car. Framed as an entry into the exciting world of GT3 racing, the Super Trofeo offers world-class performance at a relatively affordable price point. Built to spec for competition in the international one-make Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series, more than 150 examples of the Super Trofeo have sold worldwide in the three years its been on the market, with racers taking to the track in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. As many as 90 cars participate in the series annually. Now, the motorsports geeks from Lamborghini Squadra Corse just released an updated version of the Super Trofeo at a special event at Sant’Agata Bolognese, and it’s got improved aerodynamics and new safety measures, all with the same Super Trofeo fun.
“As it is a single-brand series, there are no regulatory demands that mean a successful model has to be altered. But with the Evo we wanted to give our customers an even more thrilling experience at the wheel, with superior performance and improved safety,” says Lambo’s Head of Motosport, Giorgio Sanna. Lambo’s CEO Stefano Domenicali adds, “Lamborghini Squadra Corse is continuing its plan to grow and consolidate its position as a trend setter on the competition scene.” So then – is this six-figure speed toy worth the outlay?
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Underground Racing Twin-Turbo Lambo Huracan Goes 257 MPH In Standing Half Mile: Video
Introduced in March of 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show as a follow-up to the Gallardo, the Huracan is currently Lamborghini’s most popular model, selling in droves across a variety of markets. And why not – making it go is a mid-mounted 5.2-liter V-10, which routes as much as 631 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque through a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission. Properly motivated, the 0-to-62 mph sprint is dispatched in 3 seconds dead, while top speed eclipses the 200-mph mark. All very impressive stuff, no doubt, but as is the case, there are some out there who simply crave more. Enter Underground Racing, a U.S.-based tuner that specializes in adding absurd amounts of boost to exotics like the aforementioned Lambo. If you’ve got the money, Underground Racing has the parts you need to scorch the airstrip, as evidenced by this quick 3-minute video.
Shot at the recent Half-Mile Indy Airstrip Attack Event in Marion, Indiana, this video shows what happens when you keep the loud pedal pinned for an extended period of time. All told, the boosted Bull manages an impressive 256.99 mph at the end of the tarmac, a figure made even more impressive when you consider this a full-fledged street car with a full interior. Foot down, head back, and go.
Lamborghini’s Future Car Lineup Will Leave Plenty Of Jaws On The Floor
Now that the Lamborghini Urus is close to hitting dealerships, the Italian automaker is setting its sights on its future, and if new reports are to be believed, that future is going to be packed with enough supercar mayhem to quench the thirst of enthusiasts for a generation. That’s because Lamborghini is now thinking big on plans to usurp the likes of Ferrari and McLaren, and it’s doing with so with a rush of iterations for the Huracán to go with big plans for the eventual successor to the Aventador. If Lambo is successful in giving life to these plans, it could potentially swing the tide of supercar sentiment back to the side of the Raging Bull.
According to Automobile Magazine, Sant’Agata is planning to expand the Huracán lineup to include Speedster and Barchetta versions, which effectively will be lightweight versions of the existing Huracán that will be developed with an eye towards infusing these models with racing credentials. Speaking of lightweight offerings, a lighter version of the Huracán Performante is also in Lambo’s plans, as is a Targa version, a configuration we rarely see from Lamborghini. In fact, you’d have to go all the way back to the super limited Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster from 1999 as the last Lamborghini to feature a taiga-style roof. On the higher end of the Huracán range, Lamborghini’s future plans could include a hardcore Superveloce model and an even more hardcore GT3 Stradale version. That’s six potential future variants for the just the Huracán, and that doesn’t even include the Huracán Safari, a never-before-done version that will feature, among other things, a height-adjustable suspension, bigger wheel arches, all-terrain body protection panels, all-wheel drive, and four-wheel steering. Oh, Lamborghini reportedly has big plans for the Aventador’s successor, too.
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2017 Lamborghini Huracan Perfomante
After ten successful years on the market, during which it became the company’s best-selling sports car ever, the Lamborghini Gallardo was replaced by the Huracan in 2014. Boasting a new design inside and out, a revised drivetrain, and better performance, the Huracan hit the sports car market with a bang, selling more than 1,500 units in 2014 and more than 4,700 in 2016. With some 8,500 examples sold as of early 2017, it sure looks as if the Huracan will surpass the Gallardo’s 14,022-unit record sales in a few years. However, Lambo knows that resting on its laurels isn’t the best thing to do so it’s hard at work to expand the Huracan family. The latest model to join the lineup goes by the name Performante and made its global debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
As the name suggests, the Performante is a higher performance version of the standard Huracan and a successor to the Gallardo Superleggera. Although it was originally believed that the Huracan will also get a Superleggera badge, Lambo eventually decided to replace it with Performante. The name swap is rather surprising given that the high-performance Aventador retained the SuperVeloce name from its predecessor, but I agree that Performante is as fitting as Superleggera for a range-topping sports car.
Overall, the Huracan Performance is a big step forward compared to the Gallardo Superleggera, but it’s also a significant departure from the standard Huracan in terms of aerodynamics and performance. Find out more about it in my review below.
Updated 08/24/2017: We added a series of images taken during the 2017 Monterey Car Week.
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Don’t Hold Your Breath On Scoring An Italdesign Zerouno
Italdesign Automobili Speciali’s first foray into the niche supercar segment has turned out to be a big hit after the newly-minted automaker announced that all examples of the Zerouno supercar are all accounted for. That’s five units, each priced comfortably north of seven figures. All of them. Sold out.
Keep in mind that while the Zerouno does have the beating heart of the Lamborghini Huracán – a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that pumps out 610 horsepower – the car itself has an entirely original body, a design product from the genius designers over at Italdesign. So it’s not a car that’s masquerading as a different model by simply having a different badge on it. The Zerouno is an original work, the first to come out of Italdesign’s Automobili Speciali division that was created earlier this year for the specific purpose of developing its own performance models under the Volkswagen Group umbrella. To this point, the company has actually built just two of the five models of the Zerouno. The first model was introduced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to coincide with the brand’s launch. The second is expected to make its debut at Pebble Beach in a little under two weeks. The remaining three models will be built at a later date, each to its customer’s exact specifications.
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Lamborghini Celebrates The Production Of The 8,000th Huracán
At the rate it’s going, the Lamborghini Huracán could become the most sought-after model in Lamborghini history. It’s certainly on track to surpass the Gallardo’s record. In fact, the Italian automaker just celebrated the 8,000th unit of the Huracán to come off the production line. Making things more impressive is the fact that it only took the Huracán three years to reach 8,000 sold units. By comparison, Lamborghini sold a little over 3,000 units of the Gallardo in its first three years, according to sales reports released by Volkswagen AG.
If sales of the Huracán maintain this pace for the next seven years, it could blow the Gallardo’s sales record out of the water with a projected tally of around 26,667 units, almost double the Gallardo’s record of 14,022 units sold. Whether the Huracán gets to that number or not is going to be a matter of discussion that will be talked about in growing frequency the closer the supercar approaches that total. For now, getting to 8,000 sold units is a good reason to celebrate if you’re Lamborghini. The Italian automaker knows it had a hit on its hands when the car was launched in 2014. Good thing then that the Huracán has proven itself to be more than just that for the Raging Bull. It’s sold more than what the company presumably expected and if the superior continues its current pace, it’s going to break 10,000 units sold, possibly as soon as the next 12 months. Once it does, expect the narrative surrounding the Huracán’s pursuit of the Gallardo’s sales record to grow, if it isn’t there now already.
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The Lambo Huracan Performante Comes in All Sorts of Awesome Colors
If you love high-performance cars and racing (how can you not?), you’re probably dreaming about lapping the Nurburgring track in the incredible Lamborghini Huracan Performante right now. However, unless you have a fat wallet and have already placed an order, you’ll never have the chance to do that. Let’s face it, the Performante is awfully expensive for the average Joe and it’s probably sold out anyway. Fortunately, you can still design the Performante of your dreams in the online configurator and its absolutely free.
The configurator is pretty straight forward and doesn’t include too many options beyond the usual exterior and performance upgrades, but the number of exterior colors available is impressive. There are two solid colors and five metallic hues, mostly white, black, and gray. But go with the Pearl Effect range and you can get the stunning Giallo Inti, Arancio Borealis, and Verde Mantis. Beyond that, there’s a rage of custom Ad Personam finishes, including matte, solid, metallic, and pearl. Interesting choices include Giallo Horus, Verde Scandal, Viola Ophelia, Oro Elios, Blu Cepheus, and Viola SE 30th. The latter is based on the color that Lambo launched for the Diablo SE30 Jota back in the 1990s.
Naturally, all these colors are paired to the green-white-red Italian "tricolore" above the side skirts and the dark-colored "forged composite" elements such as the side skirts, diffuser, and front splitter.
Next up, you need to pick the color for the carbon-ceramic brakes, and you can choose between six caliper finishes. There’s black, green, orange, red, silver, and yellow, each providing interesting contrasts with several body colors. Since I "painted" my Performante in Verde Mantis, I went with red calipers, since red and green are complementary colors.
As soon as you finish up the calipers, the configurator moves on to the rims. All wheels measure 20 inches, but there are three design with various finishes. The double-five-spoke rims are called Mimas and can be had in either silver, gloss black or matte titanium. The multi-spoke Narvi wheels are available in either high-sheen black or bronze, while the five-spoke, forged Loge wheels are black and come with either black or red center locking nut. The latter seems to go well with the red calipers on my build.
The configurator then moves onto technology, where you can choose whether you want a sensor or sensor plus camera for park assistance. You can also select the Style Package, which adds darker exhaust pipes among other features.
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Lamborghini Makes Material Technology Beautiful: Video
When it comes to the creation of the fastest, most expensive cars on the planet, carbon fiber is the material of choice. Also used extensively in a variety of aerospace applications, including satellites and rockets, the world of composite brings exactly the sort of characteristics needed if you plan on building something that moves. Not only does it offer a high degree of tensile strength and stiffness, but it’s also incredibly lightweight, making it perfect for something like a supercar. Lamborghini’s been using it for years, but in the race for supercar bragging rights, the Italian automaker has come up with a new spin on carbon. It’s called forged composites, and it’s highlighted in this brief 40-second video.
Originally developed as a collaborative project between Lamborghini and Callaway Golf Company, Lambo’s first application of forged composites was in the Sesto Elemento, an AWD V-10 rocket ship weighing in at less than 1,000 kg (2,202 pounds to be exact). With so little mass and 570 horsepower to motivate it, the Sesto Elemento can hit 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds.
More recently, the technology was utilized on the Huracan Performante, making it the first production model to use forged composites.
The video itself is short on details, but does give the viewer a look at forged composites in a kaleidoscope of light and shadow, all set to an epic soundtrack worthy of some of the fastest cars on the planet.
If you’re in the mood to get a little nerdy, read on for the technical bits on what forged composites are all about.
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Lamborghini’s World-Beating Huracan Performante Bows in Geneva
The highly anticipated Lamborghini Huracan Performante, the car that put Porsche’s Nurburgring lap record to shame, was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Based on the already popular Huracan, the Performance is pretty much a successor to the Gallardo Superleggera, but features more state-of-the-art, race-bred technology than any other Lambo to date.
Designed with lightness and aerodynamics in mind, the Huracan Performante is significantly more aggressive than its standard sibling, sporting an aero kit that feels at home on the race track. This is obvious from the first moment you lay your eyes on the car, but what’s underneath the paint is even more amazing. With certain body panels made from aluminum and Lambo’s very own forged composite, which consists of chopped carbon fibers in a resin, the Performante is no fewer than 40 kg (88 pounds) lighter that the Huracan.
Not only that, but it’s also more powerful, with the naturally aspirated, 5.2-liter V-10 being upgraded to produce 631 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. That’s 29 extra horses and an additional 18 pound-feet of twist over the standard Huracan. With a weight distribution ratio of 43/57 front to rear, the Performante needs only 2.9 seconds to hit 62 mph from a standing start, which makes it three tenths quicker than the regular supercar. Charging to 124 mph takes an amazing 8.9 seconds, while braking from 62 mph to a full stop takes place in only 31 meters (101.7 feet).
Inside, the Huracán Performante comes with a new digital instrument cluster configurable for Strada, Sport, and Corsa modes, while offering data on downforce and drag. The new infotainment system also includes Apple CarPlay and iPhone apps, as well as Lamborghini’s telemetry system, which allows the driver to record, replay, and study his own performance.
“The Huracán Performante is the convergence of technological developments to produce a car delivering perfect performance,” says Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali. “This new car represents the powerhouse of Lamborghini DNA and innovation, and a 360 degree approach to creating class-leading super sports cars. It illustrates the pinnacle of Lamborghini V10 production car performance to date, on both track and road, and is perfectly exemplified by its name: Lamborghini Huracán Performante.”
Pricing for the Huracan Performante starts at $274,390 in the U.S., with deliveries to commence this summer.
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Lamborghini Smashes Nurburgring Record, Puts Porsche 918 Hybrid to Shame
When Trump was elected president of the U.S., I had a bit of a shock when I woke up to the news the next morning. And, Lamborghini setting a new production car record on the ’Ring is of similar magnitude. Because the upcoming Huracan Performante not only lapped the "Green Hell" quicker than the Porsche 918 Spyder, a high-profile supercar, it did so no fewer than five seconds faster.
Specifically, the Huracan Performance needed only 6:52.01 minutes to go around the Nurburgring Nordschleife, smashing the 918 Spyder’s 6:57-minute from 2013. Although the record was announced on March 1, 2017, the run actually took place on October 5, 2016 with Lamborghini test driver Marco Mapelli.
“This was an incredible and emotional moment,” says company CEO Stefano Domenicali. “Together with Maurizio Reggiani we agreed during the car’s development that with the technical and performance prowess of the Huracán Performante, not only was a sub seven-minute lap at the Nordschleife possible, but the lap record too. We wanted to achieve the Nurburgring victory in advance of the Performante’s launch, which was a challenge in terms of weather and availability of the Nordschleife. Not only did we take the lap record, we took it by some seconds!"
Making Lambo’s run that more spectacular is the fact that the Huracan Performance was quicker than the Radical SR8, which lapped the ’Ring in 6:56.08 minutes. Although the SR8 isn’t exactly a production model, its lap is often listed together with production models, as is the Radical SR8LM’s incredible benchmark of 6:48 minutes. The Huracan Performance is the first Lamborghini to outrun a Radical since 2005!
Since the Huracan Performante won’t be unveiled until the Geneva Motor Show next week, we don’t know much about what makes it so quick. However, Lambo did say that the record was established through innovative aerodynamics, lightweight engineering, a revised engine, and a dedicated setup for track performance. Stay tuned for updates from Geneva.
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Watch the Lambo Huracán Performante Flex Its Muscles at the Nürburgring: Video
Since its unveiling at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Lamborghini Huracán has already spawned three new versions — the Spyder, Super Trofeo, and GT3 — with two more iterations underway. I’m talking about the lightweight, high-performance version of both the coupe and spyder, which will be unveiled in 2017. It’s not yet known which will arrive first, but logic dictates that the coupe should break cover earlier. This will happen at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March according to Lamborghini’s latest teaser video.
The 43-second clip shows a beefed-up Huracán on the Nürburgring track. The supercar is equipped with active aerodynamics front and rear, and also has a large wing atop the decklid, which makes it safe to assume that it’s not a regular Huracán. Lambo showcases its mobile front spoiler and rear wing, which can provide either maximum downforce for better stability or minimum drag for enhanced acceleration. The firm also announces March 1 as the date we will find out more, but doesn’t say anything else about the car. Not even a name is mention, so we don’t know what badge this new Huracán will sport.
If the previous Gallardo is any indication, the coupe should be called the Huracán Superleggera, while the Spyder should be christened the Performance. However, some sources claim that the latter is more likely to be used for the coupe. But whatever the name, it’s pretty obvious that the upcoming iteration of the Huracán will be incredibly fast and loud. We will find out more in March so stay tuned for updates.
2018 Lamborghini Huracan By Italdesign
Lambo introduced us to its Huracan hurricane in 2014 as a replacement for the seemingly endlessly popular Lamborghini Gallardo. With the Gallardo’s successful past looming large, the Huracan had some mighty big shoes to fill, tasked with becoming the Italian automaker’s best-selling model in the lineup. So far, the Huracan has done well in that regard, thanks in no small part to a surprising number of special edition models and limited runs. Now, joining the list is this new special edition from Italdesign, an engineering and design company based out of Moncalieri that decided the Raging Bull just wasn’t angry enough from the factory. As such, Italdesign gave the Huracan this wild-looking all-composite exterior treatment, transforming the Lambo into something that looks like it was plucked from an arcade racing game frequented by Ritalin-toting ADD cases. Only five will be produced, with production slated to stop by the end of the year.
Coinciding with the release of the limited-run Huracan, Italdesign, which has worked closely with Lambo in the past, is also introducing the Italdesign Automobili Speciali brand, so it’s likely we’ll see similar treatments sometime in the near future.
Italdesign says its upgraded Huracan is “intended for collectors and visionary enthusiasts, [and] it combines racing car features and performance alongside type-approval for use on normal roads.”
Sure thing, Italdesign. Because after all, who wouldn’t wanna drive a race-ready Lambo down to the shops for a quart of milk?
This customized Lambo will make its debut at the Geneva International Motor Show alongside an exclusive Excalibur Spider timepiece from watchmaker Roger Dubuis, signaling a collaborative partnership between the two companies. No price has been announced for the car, but rest assured it’s firmly in the “if you have to ask” category. As reference, the “normal” Lamborghini Huracan retails for about $230,000, give or take.
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While the collective population of the auto industry is transfixed at the imminent arrival of the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder Performante, the aftermarket tuning scene continues to move along, busy as ever in its attempt to create the next great tuning program. One tuner in particular probably doesn’t even have the Huracán Spyder Performante on its list since it just concluded developing a program for the standard Huracán Spyder. Yep, take a look at this new tuning kit from O.CT Tuning for the roofless Huracán that puts the supercar’s output up to an incredible 794 horsepower and 597 pound-feet of torque.
Even by aftermarket standards, those numbers are beyond reproach for a car like the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder. It doesn’t have that much in the way of exterior and interior upgrades, but with numbers like that, I think O.CT Tuning can be excused for focusing its attention on the Huracán Spyder’s all-natural 5.2-liter V-10 engine.
Remember, this is the same tuner that gave us the O.CT800 Supercharged program for the Lamborghini Huracán this time last year. That one may have had some decals with it, but the focus of that kit was also on the Lambo’s V-10 engine, and the results are right around what this kit can accomplish itself.
There might be other programs for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder that offer more in terms of quantity, but when it comes to adding more power to that V-10, there is only a handful that can compete with O.CT Tuning.
We’ll keep the upcoming Lamborghini Huracán Spyder Performance in our thoughts until it makes its hyped debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The aftermarket tuning scene is filled with tuners that can make cars faster and more powerful, yet O.CT stands out.
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Lamborghini Huracan Performante Was Built To Smash Records
You gotta love it when the Raging Bull finds new ways to turn the aggression up to 11, and that’s exactly what we’re dealing with when it comes to the new Lamborghini Huracan Performante. Lambo introduced its mid-engine hurricane in 2014 as a replacement for the ever-popular Gallardo, following up the initial Coupe iteration with a drop-top Spyder a year later. Now, there’s a new hardcore performance version on the horizon called the Performante, and so far, it’s looking like it’ll bring the noise in a big way.
That’s the word from our friends over at MotorTrend, who recently got a chance to wring out a camo-clad prototype on a racetrack in Italy. Highlights include a lower curb weight, more output from the mid-mounted V-10, updated electronic driver’s aides, new performance tires, a sharper transmission, stiffer suspension, and a new ABS system. All told, performance is expected to see a substantial improvement, with the 0-to-60 mph sprint estimated to fall in the mid-to-high 2-second range.
However, one of the most exciting features is the Huracan Performante’s new active aero technology. It’s called Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva, or ALA for short, and according to MT, it’s a whopper of an enhancement.
So then – this thing is fast. So fast, in fact, MotorTrend is reporting that the car could hit a time of 6:52 at the Nurburgring, besting the Porsche 918 by 5 seconds. Of course, Lambo has yet to reveal anything official.
Look for the Performante to make its debut at the Geneva International Motor Show this March. Pricing is expected to be around $350,000.
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2017 Lamborghini Huracán Spyder by VOS
The Lamborghini Huracán Spyder is a very special car that deserves the utmost care and affection. There are a variety of different ways to do that and one tuner in particular is making a very compelling case for going the aftermarket route to give the Huracán Spyder some love. The company calls it itself Vision on Speed, or as it’s more popularly known, VOS Performance. A lot of you might be familiar with VOS Performance’s work, having previously done kits for cars like the Ferrari 488 GTB and the Lamborghini Huracán. Now it’s the Huracán Spyder’s turn in the tuning spotlight and VOS Performance is accommodating that in kind with a program that includes power enhancements to the tune of 630 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.
The output increase is pretty subtle but it’s also just a small part of the overall tuning program. For instance, VOS Performance also added a comprehensive aerodynamic body kit with pieces made largely from carbon fiber. Interior modifications are also included in the tuning menu with plenty of bespoke elements inside the Huracán Spyder’s cabin. Don’t sleep on the set of wheels and the suspension upgrades too.
Overall, VOS Performance’s program for the Huracán Spyder is impressively comprehensive. Sure, there are other kits available for the Huracán that offer more power gains than the one VOS is providing. But as far as body of work is concerned, VOS Performance accounted well for itself with a program that’s going to spell a world of difference for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder.
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It’s not something that seems to happen as much today as it used to, but those of us who learned to drive at any time before the turn of the millennium we’re often lucky enough to get behind the wheel long before we were actually of legal age to drive. I personally learned to drive at the age of 10 under the supervision of my father, however, I learned to drive in a pickup truck and was only allowed to do so on back roads on random occasions. These days, it doesn’t seem to happen as much, but here we have a video of a lucky 11-year-old that not only knows how to drive at such a young age but is shown on camera participating in a drag race against a Corvette. Talk about crazy, right?
The video itself is very short and hasn’t even attained 3,000 views in the seven months that it has been online, but it’s pretty fun to watch. After all, the kid in the driver’s seat is pretty confident, even flashing a peace sign as he rolls up the window in his daddy’s Lamborghini. Shortly thereafter, he rolls into position and next thing you know he’s on his way down the track giving the Corvette a piece of his mind. Now, one could argue that it’s not hard to press the gas and hold the wheel straight, but give the little guy credit – he’s hardly tall enough to see over the wheel. And, after all, he’s racing a Lambo against a Vette, and giving it the business all at the age of 11.
With that said, click play and watch the video. It’s a little novelty to the day that will put a smile on your face.
2017 Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 Spyder
Launched in 2014 as a replacement for the Gallardo, Lamborghini’s best-selling nameplate as of 2016, the Huracan has proven quite popular with supercar fans in its first two years on the market. Its fresh, aggressive design, modern interior with race-inspired cues, and upgraded V-12 engine made it one of the most appealing sub-$300,000 supercars on the market and a solid competitor for similar products from Ferrari and McLaren. Much like the Gallardo, the Huracan spawned a convertible Spyder model, a Super Trofeo race car, as well as a rear-wheel-drive, LP 580-2 version, which is available in both coupe and convertible body styles.
The LP 580-2 Spyder is the latest iteration of the supercar to hit the market in late 2016 and not only enlarges the Huracan family, but also completes the core product range. It also provides old-school enthusiasts with a rear-wheel-drive alternative to the bulk of AWD supercars that are being produced today. What’s more, due to the lower output, the LP 580-2 is the most affordable Huracan Spyder you can buy and an entry-level model for Lamborghini’s stable of convertible sports cars.
"This is a Lamborghini for those with a passion for life and the purest driving experience on the open road. It’s also a Huracán for those entering the Lamborghini family, wanting a true Spyder experience without compromising on the performance and dynamic handling of a rear-wheel drive car," said Lamborghini chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali.
Discover what makes the Huracan LP 580-2 Spyder special in our review below.
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Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder Goes Topless In LA
When Lamborghini unveiled the Huracan LP580-2 at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, a lot of people immediately assumed that a topless version would soon follow. One year later, and at the exact same auto show no less, the Huracan LP580-2 Spyder has arrived.
The good news is that a lot of things about the coupe version of the sports car remains on the soft-top roof version, most notably the naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V-10 engine that produces 580 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. Yep, it may have lost a hard roof, but it still packs the same amount of power as the coupe version.
More good news comes in the form of the tech, which is to say that the Huracan LP580-2 Spyder has loads of it, beginning with the Adaptive Network Intelligent Management system (ANIMA), which the driver can control through specific buttons on the steering wheel and choose among a slew of driving modes - Strada, Sport, or Corsa - to suit their preference.
A lot of things about the Huracan LP580-2 Spyder set it up to be the kind of performance-oriented sports car that its coupe counterpart is. That said, the spyder weighs 264 pounds more than the coupe version and that shows itself in the car’s performance times, specifically the 3.6-second time from 0 to 60 mph. That’s 0.2 seconds slower that the coupe version.
Still, everyone knows that the slower acceleration is the price you pay for having a roof retracting mechanism on the car. Either way, it’s still a blisteringly quick and it’s still a Lamborghini Huracan. That’s more than what other performance cars can say about themselves.
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2016 Lamborghini Huracán By Jon Olsson
Jon Olsson may be most famous for being a professional freeskier and alpine ski racer, but over in the auto industry, the Swedish skier wears a completely different hat as the creator of some of the most individualized custom car projects this side of James Glickenhaus. We’ve seen a lot of the 34-year old’s car projects over the years. There’s the Audi RS6 DTM, the Audi R8-based PPI Design Razor GTR, and let’s not forget about the Rebellion R1k Ultima GTR. Olsson’s penchant for turning his car collection into custom, one-off creations is why we’re here because the Swede’s latest car project, one involving the Lamborghini Huracán, has arrived.
Olsson’s history with modified performance cars is well-documented so it’s nice to see that his penchant for the outlandish has yet to subside. You might not like how some of his custom projects have turned out, but you have to admit that Olsson knows how to swing for the fences. The Huracán project falls in the same boat; it’s polarizing to a certain extent, but it fits into the Swede’s lifestyle like a ski glove. Others may think it’s too tacky, but the guy who owns it doesn’t, which is the only thing that matters.
The program itself is all-encompassing as Olsson literally checked off as many aftermarket companies as he could to help contribute in the creation of his one-off Huracán. Ultimately, the man got what he wanted because the Lambo received cosmetic upgrades, performance modifications, and the one common denominator of Olsson’s custom rides: the ski rack resting comfortably on the roof. For a guy who still earns his fame through his world-class skiing exploits, that ski rack is as important a piece in the Jon Olsson tuning puzzle as is the rest of the modifications given to his Huracán.
The car isn’t subtle by any means, but it does exude Olsson’s personality and at the end of the day, he’s the one who’s going to enjoy the spoils of his new custom Lamborghini Huracán.
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Lamborghini Trademarks "Huracan Performante"
A recently applied trademark suggests that Lamborghini is working on a fourth iteration for the entry-level Huracan supercar. According to Auto Guide, the Italian firm has applied to trademark the Huracan Performante name. Given that the Performance badge has been previously used on a convertible version of the Gallardo Superleggera, Lambo may be planning a similar version of the Huracan.
Already available in coupe and spyder versions, the Huracan has yet to receive the higher performance Superleggera treatment, but the vehicle has been spotted testing as early as 2015. The Superleggera is expected to break cover in late 2016 or early 2017 with an aggressive body kit and a beefed-up V-10 engine rated at more than 630 horsepower (versus the standard 602 horses). The Performante model should arrive with identical specs, but slightly different aerodynamic upgrades.
There’s no word as to when the fourth version of the Huracan might hit showrooms, but given that we have yet to see any test cars as of October 2016, the high-performance roadster is at least 12 months away.
It’s predecessor, the Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performance was announced in late 2010 and deliveries began in April 2011. Production of the Gallardo ended in November 2013, with the final example being a Spyder Performante.
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2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 by Novitec Torado
The entry-level Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 is barely a year old – it was introduced at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show – and yet, it’s already established its own corner as Lambo’s most affordable current model. The rear-wheel drive Lambo also holds the distinction of being touted as the “purest expression of a Lamborghini to date,” a description that hasn’t gone unnoticed in the aftermarket world. Novitec Torado, for instance, understands the potential of a tuned Huracán LP580-2 so it went ahead and developed a kit that brings that potential to reality. The result is a car that packs a whopping 830 horsepower, more than any other stock Lamborghini today, including the range-topping Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce.
It’s easy to get mesmerized by the massive power gains that Novitec Torado is offering. Trust me; I was transfixed too. But to simply focus all of our attention on that is doing the rest of the program a disservice. For instance, the kit also includes a aerodynamic body kit whose components are made entirely out of carbon fiber. There’s also a fresh set of wheels and upgrades to the suspension that help round out the Huracán LP580-2 into the pure driving machine that it is.
There’s no word yet from Novitec Torado on when this program will become available. When that time comes though, I expect plenty of Huracán LP580-2 owners to give this kit a serious look because of what it can do to their sports cars. I’d do the same thing too if I had a rear-wheel drive Huracán.
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Lamborghini Huracan Breaks in Half, then Bursts into Flames in Chicago
It seems like accidents involving supercars tend to happen on a somewhat regular basis. Today, I’m here to talk about an accident involving a Lamborghini Huracan that met its untimely demise in the windy city over the weekend. Reports are still coming in from various sources, but as you can see from the image above, the Lambo not only split in half but caught on fire as well. Fortunately, witnesses on the scene were able to pull the drive from the wreckage just before it burst into flames.
For now, no official information has been released, but a report from NBC 5 out of Chicago says that witnesses claim a Lincoln MKS made contact with the Hurcane which ultimately sent it straight into the telephone pole that broke the car in half. The rear half continued in that direction until it struck a fence while the front half of the vehicle sat in the middle of the street. Reports indicate that the passenger cell that is built into the Huracan – much like that of other supercars like the McLaren 650S, for example – protected the driver like it was supposed to.
It’s an unfortunate happening for the driver of the Huracan – totaling a $240,000 car can ruin anyone’s week – but at least he walked away with his life. For now, Chicago police are still investigating the accident.
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2016 Lamborghini Huracán Final Edition By Vos Performance
The Lamborghini Huracán has been getting a lot of tuning love lately and that gravy train has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Just last week, Novitec Torado presented a program for the Huracán Spyder, offering as much as 860 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque out of the Lambo’s 5.2-liter V-10 engine. This time, it’s Vos Performance that’s taking up the spotlight and it’s offering a program that offers exterior, interior, performance, and chassis and suspension upgrades for the Huracán. The tuner has yet to reveal the final output from that engine upgrade, but if you take its history into account, a shot at 900 horsepower isn’t out of the cards.
That’s probably the only downer about this kit. Vos Performance issued a press release about it and there was no mention of any final output from the power increase. It did provide details on the two exhaust upgrades it’s offering, right down to the extra output and weight loss figure each of the kits has on offer. But those figures don’t paint the full picture of Vos Performance’s work on the Huracán so it would be nice if the tuner came out and said what kind of number it was able to extract from that V-10 engine.
Fortunately, the tuner did its homework - and then some - on the exterior and interior of the Huracán. Suffice to say, this program isn’t lacking in carbon fiber. Not the least bit. Even the covers of the A/C vents got in on the fun, adding an extra layer of luxury and refinement to the interior’s look.
Overall, it’s a solid program that will definitely be made a lot more exciting once the tuner gives us the lowdown on that engine upgrade.
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2016 Lamborghini Huracán Spyder By Novitec Torado
Two years after bursting into the supercar scene, the Lamborghini Huracán has become a favorite among supercar-loving auto enthusiasts. It’s also turned into a darling in the tuning world where programs have been built to cater specifically to owners of the newest Lamborghini. Novitec Torado counts itself as one of those tuners that have already developed a kit for the Huracán. Now, the German tuner is turning its attention to the Huracán Spyder and in so doing, it has prepared an equally marvelous program that helps bring out 860 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque out of the Lambo’s 5.2-liter V-10 engine.
Don’t be fooled by the incredible power gains provided by Novitec because that’s not all the tuner did for the Huracán Spyder. It also prepared a carbon fiber aerodynamic kit that was tested in a wind tunnel, a rarity even by today’s tuning standards. The tuner also prepared a new set of wheels specifically for the program and tied everything up with chassis and suspension upgrades that should give the Huracán Spyder the proper handling and balance so that owners who avail of the kit can enjoy it with the purest of pleasures.
The only thing missing it seems is work on the interior, something that Novitec Torado left for others to do. That might be a red letter for other tuners, but for a company that has earned its reputation as one of the finest in the game at preparing aftermarket programs for Italy’s most romantic of exotics, Novitec Torado did its homework on the Huracán Spyder and gave it everything the car needs to stand out from the rest of its peers.
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Lamborghini Huracan with After Sales Packages
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and even the coolest cars out there end up getting replaced. That’s exactly what happened to the Lamborghini Gallardo when Lambo decided to replace the icon with an all-new model called the Huracan. Initially debuting at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, the supercar came with a 5.2-liter V-10 that was good for 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, LED illumination, 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, generous portions of Alcantara and Nappa leather, and lots of other features that were clear improvements over anything the Gallardo could offer.
The 610-4 Coupe eventually spawned the 610-4 Polizia and the 610-4 Avio, and there was even a 620-2 Super Trofeo. By 2016, the Hurcan had an official LP 610-4 Spyder edition, and there was also an LP 580-2, which served as more of an entry-level model with rear-wheel drive. With the life cycle of the Huracan well underway, Lamborghini has finally announced three new after-sales packages that will assist current owners in giving their Huracan a new and sportier look.
These three packages are primarily focused on exterior enhancements, but there is a new center-lock kit that hasn’t been offered on the Huracan until now. With that said, let’s take a good look at what these new packages do for the Huracan.
Lamborghini Partners With Waldorf To Give Guests The Huracán Driving Experience
Luxury begets luxury and no more is that in full display right now than the recent partnership between Lamborghini and the Waldorf hotel chain. In a lot of ways, it’s the perfect cocktail of hospitality and horsepower as the two esteemed companies are giving guests at any of the Waldorf hotels all over the world the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracán and have it all to themselves for a bit.
The program is called the “Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience” and those who take up the offer will be given 30 minutes to drive either the Huracán LP580-2 or the Huracán Spyder along a pre-planned route within the vicinity of the hotel. Naturally, a pro driver from Lamborghini will sit shotgun at all times in the event the driver needs assistance. All 12 Waldorf locations around the world won’t hold the program simultaneously as the program will move around to these locations, lining up with any popular events in a specific area.
For instance, the program will be available at the Waldorf in New York City from September 9 to 11, right around the same time as the U.S. Open tournament is playing in nearby Flushing Meadows. So if you’re in the Big Apple around that time, don’t be surprised to see a parade of Huracáns parked just outside the Waldorf Astoria.
From there, the program will travel to other unique locations, including the Trianon Palace Versaille in Paris from October 7 to 9 to go along with the Paris Motor Show; the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida from November 3 to 7 for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show; the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah from November 10 to 19 for the Dubai Motor Festival; the Arizona Biltmore from January 14 to 22, 2017 to coincide with the 46th Annual Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale; and the Waldorf Astoria Chicago on February 17, 2017 for the Chicago Auto Show.
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Lamborghini’s Ad Personam Program Is Getting Its Own Studio
Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalization program is getting its very own space inside the Italian automaker’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. The new studio will be dedicated strictly to Lambo’s Ad Personam program and will exclusively cater to the company’s customer base. Prospective owners will be given the unique experience of getting a guided tour of the facility before they get to the business of calling the shots on how they want their Lamborghinis to be customized.
This isn’t something overly different from what Lamborghini has been doing since it kicked off the Ad Personam program back in 2006. It’s just now the program will have its own dedicated space where customers can choose from a wide range of personalized options available for both the Huracán and the Aventador. The new studio features displays on all the options available, including the body color, the choice of leather, seat, and trim options – and of course Lamborghini’s very own forged composite carbon fiber material that the automaker is offering exclusive on the Aventador.
Considering that more than half of cars it sold in 2016 passed through the Ad Personam customization program, the opening of this new studio will serve prospective Lamborghini owners well as they try to put personalized touches on their new supercars.
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2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder
Launched for the 2015 model year as a successor to the very popular Gallardo, the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 has already received a couple of race-ready versions: the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo and the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3. But to be able to replace the Gallardo completely, the Huracan needs to spawn even more iterations, including a Roadster and a lighter, Superleggera model. At the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Italians have finally unveiled the drop-top version, dubbed thee Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder.
With the 2015 McLaren 650S Spider already on the street and with Ferrari having just unveiled the 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider as a successor to the iconic 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider, Lamborghini had no choice but to bring its very own drop-top to the party earlier than it did with the Gallardo.
And so it did, as the Huracan Spider arrived only a year after the coupe broke cover, whereas the Gallardo needed about three years to receive an open-top version. Keep reading for the full rundown.
Updated 07/14/2016: Lamborghini dropped a new video showing the new Huracan Spyder in action at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Hit "play" to watch Lord March, Goodwood Founder, and Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, riding the hillclimb behind the wheel of the latest Lamborghini supercar.
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