Automobili Lamborghini’s new legend, the Huracan LP 610-4, made landfall in Manila on November 26, sweeping the country’s top car aficionados off of their feet. The Huracan, which is the heir to the hyper sports car throne previously held by the Gallardo, made its world debut back in March during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
The unveiling was held November 26, at the Lamborghini showroom in Taguig, in the presence of Sebastien Henry, head Automobili Lamborghini South East Asia, who unveiled and presented the hyper sports car.
“Today we are very proud to officially launch the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 here in Manila. 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 Huracan to be well received in this country,” Henry said.
With its pure design, breathtaking dynamics and excellent quality, the Huracan delivers an unparalleled sports car experience. It unites hyper performance with a character perfectly suited to everyday use. The Huracan features a 5.2–liter V10 engine that produces a maximum power output of 610 horsepower. It reaches a top speed of 325 kilometers per hour, and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds.
Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4
The newly conceived hybrid chassis of the Huracan 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.
The new V10 engine in the Huracan generates its phenomenal propulsion from a displacement of 5.2 liters. It produces a power output of 448 kW / 610 hp at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The new “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” combines direct and indirect injection –achieving an increase in power and torque compared with the Gallardo and a decrease in fuel consumption and emissions.
With its power-to-weight ratio of just 2.33 kilograms per hp, the Lamborghini Huracan 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, the average fuel consumption has dropped to 12.5 liters per 100 km.
The power generated by the 10-cylinder engine 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 Huracan 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.
The arrow-shaped front end of the Lamborghini Huracan angles sharply downward like the nose of a shark, with two pleats adding contour to the hood. The flat, angular headlamps are fitted only with LEDs –an innovation in this class of super sports car. Light guides produce the daytime running light, forming two Y-shaped contours in each headlamp and giving the Huracan the look of a predator ready to pounce. With a color temperature of 5,500 Kelvin, the LED light is very close to that of daylight, providing excellent road illumination and putting very little stress on the eyes. The LEDs are designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle and are extremely energy efficient.
A massive air intake, cut deep into the front end and stretching across its full width, dominates the front of the Huracan. Fins painted in body color cut strong diagonal lines through it. As on a race car, the lower contours of the air intake jut forward to form a splitter.
The avant-garde character of the Lamborghini design is particularly evident from the side –the Huracan LP 610-4 is a fast-moving technical sculpture.
Inside the Huracan, the driver and co-driver enjoy more space and better visibility than in the Lamborghini Gallardo –both are just as evident on a trip to the race track as they are on the daily drive into work. The low seats with their pronounced contouring and integrated backrests provide the body with excellent grip and support. In the standard version, they can be electrically adjusted for the angle of the backrest and longitudinal position. Further electrical functions for seat height, seat angle and the length of the seat cushion are available as options.
Behind the steering wheel is a 12.3-inch TFT screen with a high resolution of 1440 x 540 pixels. The virtual cockpit presents all critical information in razor-sharp 3D graphics with sophisticated visual effects.
The acronym LP refers to the orientation of the extensively redesigned V10 engine –it is mounted in typical Lamborghini fashion longitudinally behind the driver “longitudinale posteriore;” the torque curve reaches its peak of 560 Nm at 6,500 revs.
One groundbreaking innovation of the V10 is the dual fuel injection, known as “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata.” On start-up and under higher loads and revs, a common-rail system injects fuel at a pressure of up to 180 bar directly into the combustion chambers. This results in intense swirl, which has the effect of cooling the cylinder walls and permits a higher compression ratio of 12.7:1. At lower loads, fuel is injected indirectly into the manifold, which reduces fuel consumption and particulate emissions. At medium loads and revs, both injection systems work together.
Superfast, virtually imperceptible gearshifts without any interruption in torque –the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 comes with a completely new transmission. Where the Gallardo still used the e.gear automated manual transmission, its successor features the Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF) 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. It is exceptionally efficient and its ratios are closely set for maximum sporting performance.
Predecessor, Lamborghini Gallardo
The predecessor to the Huracan can already be considered a legend. With a total of 14,022 built from 2003 until 2013, the Gallardo was an icon of Italian automotive design and engineering. For the company, it achieved previously unheard-of sales volumes; and thanks to a careful program of updates, it continuedto sell very well up to the very last minute.
The authorized dealer in Manila has begun accepting reservations for the Lamborghini Huracan.