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Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4


Lamborghini unveils the replacement of the Gallardo:  the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4

The Lamborghini Gallardo bows out after a formidable career spanning over a decade. Presented at the 2003 Geneva auto show, 14’022 Gallardo coupes and spyders were produced, the last in November 2013. Built out of the 4.2L Audi V8 4.2L, the 5.0L V10 will eventually be revised to 5.2L, and power output progressively climb from 500 to 570 hp. Numerous versions and limited editions will be released on the general market or in specific countries. Nearly one Lamborghini ever made out of two since the foundation of the brand in 1963 is a Gallardo.

The Huracan name does not brake with the bull fighting tradition of the brand. Although it means hurricane in spanish or designates a one-legged Mayan god, Huracan is also the name of a bull of the spanish Conte de la Patilla breed, known for its courage. This bull fought in Alicante in August 1879.

The chassis is based  on a hybrid carbon aluminum structure. Dry weight is claimed at 1422kg. A new 5.2L V10, mounted in central rear position, puts out a maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6500 rpm and peak power of 610hp at 8250 rpm. This V10 uses a combination of direct and indirect injection(“Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” ou IDS) to improve fuel efficiency. Top speed is claimed at 325 km/h, 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 9.9 seconds. Fuel consumption according to the european cycle is 12.5 L/100 km (290 g/km CO2). This engine is Euro 6 emissions compliant.

The V10 sends torque through a 7 ratios twinclutch “Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF) gearbox to all four wheels. Three driving modes are proposed: STRADA, SPORT and CORSA. They affect the gearbox, exhaust, engine, transmission and stability control. Brakes are based on carbone ceramic rotors. As options, a variable steering ratio system “Lamborghini Dynamic Steering” and a magneto-rheologic damping system are proposed.

The LP610-4 will be presented to qualified customers from Janvier 2014 through 130 private events in 60 cities around the world. The official presentation will take place at the 2014 Geneva auto show early March.

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