Lamborghini Gallardo turned out to be a head turner, one that outsold all its predecessors. So when the Italian car manufacturer re-engineered it, there was a lot at stake. The successor to Gallardo has a 5.2-litre displacement, 10 cylinders, a 610 horse power engine, Huracan LP610-4.
The car boasts of a hexagonal design and that is visible even on the interiors. The car has a subtle design. The car has been designed for speed. No active aerodynamics, no real spoiler either, yet the car manages 50percent more down force than its predecessor. The car’s ignition switch is inspired from a fighter jet design; one has to flip it, before firing up the engine. The air vents too sport a hexagonal design and the interiors are rather well done indeed. There is a massive 12.3 inch display for the gauges and other graphic elements.
Gallardo’s single clutch unit has been replaced with a twin clutch system and that adds more street dynamics to the car. However the soul of the Huracan rests in a red shinny switch at the bottom of the steering. ANIMA as Lamborghini calls it lets one switch between three modes of driving. The three driving modes are Strada, Sport and Corsa. ANIMA allows you to adjust the throttle, steering response, behavior of the gearbox and the distribution of power.
Carbon-ceramic brakes come as a standard on the car. The Corsa mode allows the driver to take full control of the shifts. It even allows the user to adjust the power distribution ratio between front and rear wheels. Lamborghini remains committed to naturally aspirated power even in a world fascinated with turbo charged engines. The car has a seven speed dual clutch transmission.
The car has an aluminum/carbon fiber chassis. That alone makes the car 10% lighter and 50 percent stiffer than its predecessor. However the transmission is purely automatic and it may hurt those looking for a manual one. But the new transmission is also what makes it more drivable than the Gallardo. But however the extremely low sung design of the car makes getting on it and off it difficult. The visibility of the cars outside is restricted.
The car sports aluminum double-wishbone suspension. If driving at neck break speeds make you weary of its braking abilities, look no further. Huracan LP 610-4 sports a hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum brake servo unit. It has six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the rear. The car has Euro 6 emission rating and sports a maximum power of 610 CV (449 kW) at 8,250 RPM. Maximum torque is 560 Nm (412 lb ft) at 6,500 RPM. Coming to performance, the Huracan 610-4 delivers a top speed of 325 km per hour. The acceleration on this device is amazing. The car touches 0-100km per hour in 3.2 seconds. It reaches an acceleration of 0-200 km per hour in 9.9 seconds.
The Huracan LP 610-4 inspires, fascinates and outshines what it must replace- The Gallardo.