After showcasing the Huracán at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, Italian luxury car maker, Lamborghini, launched this supercar for Indian audience on September 22, 2014 at an event in Mumbai. The ceremony was held in the presence of Sebastien Henry, Head of South East Asia of Automobili Lamborghini. The car maker says that the Huracán is not only the successor to the iconic Gallardo but is also redefining the benchmark for luxury super sports cars in this segment. The Huracán is priced at Rs 3.43 crore ex-showroom Delhi.
With its pure and unique design, an innovative technology package, outstanding dynamics and excellent quality, the Huracán offers a super sports car experience on a whole new level. Lamborghini adds that the Huracán combines absolute performance with easy-to drive road behavior and both luxurious and sport-oriented finish. With the Huracán, Lamborghini is taking a big step into the future, and enhancing the brand’s illustrious history with the next automotive legend.
Speaking at the launch event, Henry said, “Today we are very proud to officially launch the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 here in India. Automobili Lamborghini continues to set new benchmarks in the luxury super sports car industry with its pure and cutting edge technology and, we expect the Huracán to be well received in this country.”
The Huracán is powered by a 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine that produces 610 hp of power. This power propels the Huracán from naught to 100 kph in 3.2 seconds before hitting a top speed of over 325 km/h. The supercar is priced at Rs 3.43 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). The authorized dealers have begun accepting reservations for the Lamborghini Huracán since January this year.
Pavan Shetty, Head – Operations, Lamborghini India said, “The Huracan is aligned to become a legend in the future. Since its global launch at the Geneva Motor Show, the customer response has been very positive; they are delighted with the new design philosophy. Deliveries of these units are scheduled to begin in October 2014.”
Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4
The Lamborghini Huracán had big shoes to fill as it was going to replace the most successful Lamborghini model ever made, the Gallardo. During its ten-year production run, the Gallardo took Lamborghini into a completely new dimension. The successor to the Gallardo also takes its name from the world of bullfighting: Huracán, a fighting bull of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed who fought in August 1879 in Alicante.
The design is bold and edgy, with beautifully sculptural forms. The objective was to define the car with a single line stretching from the front end over the passenger cell to the rear. The side windows take on a hexagonal form that looks like a gem set into the profile of the Huracán. At night, too, it is utterly unmistakable: All lights, including the main headlamps, beam in LED technology – an absolute first in the super sports car segment.
On the inside, a 12.3-inch TFT display can be configured in a number of different modes and provides the driver with all key information in a virtual format. The slender lines of the instrument mounts and the center tunnel are indicative of the lightness of the interior design.
The newly conceived hybrid chassis of the Huracán LP 610-4 is a technical work of art that unites carbon-fiber and aluminum components. The ultra-light chassis forms the basis for the vehicle’s low dry weight of 1,422 kilograms; with its excellent stiffness, it guarantees the handling precision of a racing car.
With its power-to-weight ratio of just 2.33 kilograms per hp, the Lamborghini Huracán achieves absolutely breathtaking performance. The top speed of more than 325 km/h and the acceleration figures – zero to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, zero to 200 km/h in 9.9 seconds – offer an indication of its dynamics. Thanks in part to the Stop & Start technology, ECE average fuel consumption has dropped to 12.5 litres per 100 km (290 g CO2 per km).
The power generated by the ten-cylinder is delivered to the road via the new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission “Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF) and an all-wheel drive that also features a new hydraulic multi-plate clutch. Three different driving modes, spanning from road to race track, can be selected using a drive select switch in the steering wheel. The system is called ANIMA (Italian for Soul) – “Adaptive Network Intelligent Management”, and impacts the engine, the transmission, the all-wheel drive and the ESC handling system as well as other dynamic systems.
The wheels of the Lamborghini Huracán measure 20 inches in diameter, with the standard-fit carbon-ceramic brake system delivering exceptional stopping power. As an option, Lamborghini offers its new luxury super sports car with the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering variable steering system and MagneRide electromagnetic damper control. Both of these features are also integrated into ANIMA.
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