New Lamborghini Huracan Details Revealed; Geneva Debut

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More details about the new Lamborghini Huracan have surfaced on the cyberspace. The Gallardo replacement, Lamborghini Huracan, will use a new type of hybrid carbon-fibre and aluminium construction.

Set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week, the Huracan draws power from a naturally aspirated 602 bhp 5.2 liter V10 motor, which sends power to all four wheels via a new seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The claimed time taken by the car to hit a ton from standstill is a scant 3.2 seconds and a top speed in excess of 321 kmph. This is not all ! This naturally aspirated motor develops 75 % of the total 57 kgm of torque from just a 1000 revvs. Emissions and fuel economy has been also improved over the car it replaces.

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The interior of the Huracan features Nappa leather and Alcantara trim and upholstery along with a configurable TFT instrument panel. A whole lot of customizable options will also be on offer. A three-stage switch to alter the chassis’ characteristics – called the Anima – is fitted to the lower part of the steering wheel and will be an option. It offers variable ratio steering, which changes the amount of wheel movement depending on the chassis setting and speed of the car. The 4×4 drivetrain is electronically controlled and splits the engine’s torque 30-70 in favour of the rear wheels.

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The Huracan is scheduled to go on sale in the second half of this year. The supercar has been co-developed by Lamborghini and Audi engineers and boasts of a rear firewall and center tunnel made from a single carbon-fibre moulding. The rest of the body, including the front and rear subframes, suspension components are made from aluminium. The carbonfibre moulding is both glued and riveted to the aluminium that makes up the rest of the structure. The Huracan is over 50 percent stiffer than the Gallardo. The Huracan tips the scales at 1422 kgs, which is 12 kgs more than the Gallardo.

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Akin to the Gallardo, an open-top Spyder, a higher-performance Superleggera and rear-wheel-drive versions will be on offer at a later stage.

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