Lamborghini Huracan: First look at Gallardo replacement

The Lamborghini Huracan is the replacement for the Gallardo, so it will become the firm’s new entry-point car. The car that it’s replacing was the supercar maker’s most successful model of all time as 14,022 Gallardos were produced during a 10 year run. Nearly 50% of all Lamborghinis built in the firm’s 50 year history were Gallardos.

The new model is named after the Huracan bull which is known for courage and strength so we’re expecting something with a lot of power. Lamborghini haven’t disappointed as there’s 610bhp on tap from its V10 engine and you’ll get from 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds. Lamborghini has made sure that their entry-level car breaks the 200mph barrier but not by much as it tops out at 202mph.

As is now the norm with Lamborghinis, the Huracan is all-wheel drive. There’s a seven-speed dual-clutch ‘box and ESP which is set to one of three modes: Sport, Corsa or Strada. The chassis uses carbon-fibre and aluminium and there are carbon-ceramic brakes, which combine to keep the car’s weight down to 1422kg.

The weight reduction helps the Huracan’s performance but Lamborghini has also given more power, as the Huracan’s 5.2 litre engine’s peak torque of 413lb ft is more than that found in the Gallardo LP570. The weight reductions will also benefit the car’s economy which is also helped by the introduction of stop/start technology.

Options include a wide variety of interior elements to customise the cabin and an adaptive steering and damping system. We’re not sure how much these options will cost as Lamborghini hasn’t announced any prices yet. We’re expecting the new Lamborghini Huracan to cost somewhere around the £135,600 that the Italian supercar maker charges for the Gallardo. The first examples will be delivered during spring 2014 but we’ll have more information for you when the car gets its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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