Lamborghini Huracán

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Lamborghini Huracán
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The Huracán at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
Overview
Manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A
Production 2014–present
Model years 2014–present
Assembly Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
Designer Filippo Perini
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door coupé
Layout Mid-engine, all-wheel drive
Related Audi R8
Powertrain
Engine 5.2 L V10
Transmission 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,620 mm (103.1 in)
Length 4,459 mm (175.6 in)
Width 1,924 mm (75.7 in)
Height 1,165 mm (45.9 in)
Curb weight 1,422 kg (3,135 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Lamborghini Gallardo

The Lamborghini Huracán (Spanish for "hurricane") is a sports car built by Lamborghini that replaces Lamborghini's sales leader and most produced car, the Gallardo.[1] The Huracán made its auto show debut at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show,[2] and was released in the second quarter of 2014.

Name[edit]

The Huracán's name (huracán being the Spanish word for hurricane) is inspired by a Spanish fighting bull, similar to various other Lamborghini car models. Huracán was a bull known for its courage that fought in 1879.[3] Also Huracan is the Mayan god of wind, storm and fire.[4]

Huracán LP 610-4 coupe (2014–)[edit]

The name was derived from the fighting bull Huracán of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed. Changes from Gallardo included full LED illumination, a 12.3 inch full-colour TFT instrument panel, Fine Nappa leather and Alcantara interior upholstery, redesigned dashboard and central tunnel, Iniezione Diretta Stratificata (IDS, essentially an adapted version of parent Audi's Fuel Stratified Injection) direct and indirect gasoline injections, engine Stop & Start technology, EU6 emissions regulation compliance, Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF) 7-speed dual clutch transmission with 3 modes (STRADA, SPORT and CORSA), 20 inch wheels, carbon-ceramic brake system, optional Lamborghini Dynamic Steering variable steering system and MagneRide electromagnetic damper control.[5]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 Geneva Motor Show,[6][7] and deliveries began in the second quarter of 2014.[8][9] The Huracán will be comparable to the McLaren 650S and the Ferrari 458.[10]

The price of the Huracán with extra options added reaches to over $320,000, or £200,000. The base price for the Huracán in the United States is $241,945, and around £180,720 in the UK.[11] Extra options that increase the price of the car include interior enhancements, special paint schemes, improved suspension, and a lifting system, as well as multiple components optionally available in carbon fiber, rather than aluminium.[12] [13] Taiwan models went on sale for NT$15,080,000.[14] In early 2015, the Huracán appeared on the motoring magazine Top Gear. It got a neutral review from Richard Hammond who said that it was too tame to be a "proper Lamborghini." However, it got around the Top Gear test track in 1:15.8 which is faster than any other Lamborghini to go around the track to date, including the Aventador.

Huracán LP 610-4 Polizia[edit]

The Huracán LP 610-4 Polizia is the official police car version of the Lamborghini specifically produced for the Italian State Police. This model sports various features not included in the civilian 610-4 Coupe, such as blue Polizia body colour, white stripes and lettering following the Huracán's dynamic design language, a video system positioned in the centre of the cabin with a camera fitted next to the rear view mirror, a computer, recording equipment behind the seats, a Proof Video Data System, gun holster, police radio equipment, a Paletta (the traditional hand-held stop sign used to advise motorists and traffic offenders to pull over), a removable screen, a refrigeration system at the luggage compartment in the front of the vehicle, a defibrillator, and a police beacon with blue LEDs around the base and white LED signals on the front, sides and rear of the light's aluminium shell.[15][16]

Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo (2014–)[edit]

Huracan Super Trofeo

The Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo is a rear wheel drive only race car version of Lamborghini Huracán coupe for the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series (Europe, Asia and North America).[17]

The vehicle was unveiled at the "Piero Taruffi" Vallelunga (ITA) circuit.[18]

Specifications[edit]

Rear view of the Huracán in white

Engine[edit]

The Huracán maintains the 5.2 L naturally aspirated Audi/Lamborghini V10 engine from the Gallardo, tuned for 610 PS (449 kW; 602 hp). To ensure its balance and performance, the car is mid-engined. The V10 has both direct fuel injection and multi-point fuel injection. It combines the benefits of both of these systems; it is the first time this combination is used in a V10. To increase its efficiency the Huracán's engine also includes a start-stop system.

Performance[edit]

Front view of the Huracán in yellow

The Huracán's top speed is over 325 km/h (202 mph).[19] It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.9 seconds.[20] With a dry weight of 1,422 kg (3,135 lb), the Huracán has a power-to-weight ratio of 2.36 kg (5.20 lb) per horsepower.[21] The Huracán has electronically controlled all-wheel drive, which aims to increase the traction on various surfaces and the overall performance of the car.[22]

Displacement 5,204 cm3 (317.6 cu in)
Max. power 610 PS (449 kW; 602 hp) @ 8,250 rpm
Weight to Power 2.36 kg (5.20 lb) / hp
Max. torque 560 N·m (413 lb·ft) @ 6,500 rpm
CO2 emissions 290 g/km

The car has a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, Lamborghini's new 'Doppia Frizione' (Dual Clutch) gearbox. The transmission performs differently depending on the mode the driver has selected.[23] The Huracán will only be available with automatic transmission; manual will not be offered.[24]

The Huracán also has a magnetically controlled suspension system. It utilises magnetorheological dampers to very quickly change how the suspension acts, ensuring performance as well as usability.[23]

The Huracan has various components in common with the next generation Audi R8. This is due to both of the cars' utilization of Volkswagen Group sportscar technology.[24]

Interior[edit]

The Huracán features various interior options for more comfort inside the car. It features a choice for full electric control and heating of the sport seats in addition to the standard lengthwise alignment and electric backrest. The car also has an optional navigation system and leather upholstering.[23] The Huracán is one of the first sports cars moving infotainment out of the center stack: Lamborghini Infotainment System. The result: a display that lets the driver decide what they want to see. It is the first vehicle to use the 12.3 inch TFT virtual cockpit[5] from parent company Audi,[25] which is available with high-definition (1440 x 540[26]) 3D computer graphics, Bluetooth, Google Earth GPS navigation and Multi Media Interface-like menu and dashboard controls, all powered by Nvidia Tegra 3.[5][26]

Technology[edit]

Front view of the Huracán with LED headlamps

Various aspects of the Huracán are technologically advanced. The car has full LED headlamps, which ensures higher contrast in night conditions.[23] Also, the Huracán has optional "Lamborghini Dynamic Steering" (LDS) to add to the standard power steering. The Dynamic Steering changes the steering performance from normal, comfortable steering to a racing feeling. The main control for changing the car's performance according to driving conditions is the mode selector ANIMA (Adaptive Network Intelligent Management).[5] ANIMA controls the engine, the transmission, LDS, the all-wheel drive, magnetorheological suspension, and the electronic stability control. The driver can select street, sport, or race mode to alter how systems like the engine or transmission respond while driving. Depending on what mode is selected, even engine sound is different.

It is the world's first series production car with an aviation-derived inertial navigation system: Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI). This carries out precise measurements of the vehicle movements uses on board sensors (3 accelerometers and 3 gyroscopes) linked to ANIMA via high-speed FlexRay CAN bus.[5][27]

Production[edit]

Year Units Coupé Spyder
2013[28] 76 76 -
2014 1,137 1,137 -
Total 1,213 1,213 -

Within the first month of Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 preview period, 700 orders of the vehicle were obtained.[29] Before the official launch, Lamborghini registered more than 1,000 orders of the Huracán LP 610-4.[30]

Marketing[edit]

The Huracán LP 610-4 Coupé (in Midas yellow body colour) appeared in Forza Horizon 2 as the "hero car",[31] in which the car was also featured in the box art cover for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 editions of the game.

References[edit]

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