The Lamborghini Huracan is the talk of car lovers this week, as new details on the 2015 ride were recently revealed. With early reports calling it a light and sleek vehicle that stands as an improvement to even its successful and stunning precursor, the Gallardo, this Lamborghini model has a lot to live up to nonetheless. Just two of its known features so far included in the early information release are its significantly lighter curb weight, and its boasting of a new V-10 engine with over 600 HP. MotorTrend offers what preliminary knowledge is confirmed for the much anticipated hot rod this Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
A Lamborghini Huracan’s price hasn’t been set yet, but there is some insight from the manufacturer on the origin of its surname, the 2015 Huracan. Although Cabrera was a name initially rumored prior to its recent premiere, the Huracan was the name particularly given to a well-known bull of the late 1800s, respected for its power, speed, and fighting spirit. (The Gallardo, on the other hand, were simply named after a specific breed of Spanish bulls.) Despite some nuances in style and body as well, the easily heard and mighty engine still fits sleekly into the archetype of the Lamborghini design with a low-slung frame.
“Regarding the 2015 Huracan, that mill is a new, direct injection, 5.2-liter V-10 that produces 600 hp at a sky-high 8250 rpm and reaches its peak torque of 413 lb-ft at 6500 rpm. That’s an increase of nearly 50 horses and 15 lb-ft compared to the top-spec Gallardo LP570-4. Better yet, it’s mated to a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which replaces the slow-shifting, head-whipping single-clutch auto in the Gallardo. Combined with the all-wheel-drive system, Lamborghini says the Huracan’s powertrain will propel the coupe from 0-62 mph in just 3.2 seconds, while reaching 124 mph should only take 9.9 seconds. A big question mark is the availability of a manual transmission. That bit of info was missing from the Huracán’s press materials and a Lamborghini rep said it’s too soon to disclose the inclusion of a row-your-own gearbox. Also unknown is if the Huracán will follow in the Gallardo’s footsteps and spawn a rear-drive variant for drivers seeking an even risker experience behind the wheel. As previously reported, the 2015 Huracan and next-generation Audi R8 share a new chassis constructed of aluminum and carbon fiber to help shave curb weight. Tipping the scales at 3135 pounds (dry weight), the Huracan's stronger engine means that it only has to lug around about 5.1 pounds per horsepower. The Huracan should also be more fuel efficient thanks to engine stop-start technology. We’ll have to wait to drive both the Lamborghini and new R8 to decide if the cars provide two distinct driving experiences despite sharing platforms.”
While the exterior of the Lamborghini Huracan is impressive enough, its interior doesn’t leave any motorists wanting, either. With a smooth blend of technology and comfort, Nappa leather as well as Alcantara are said to be available on the model’s new seats, door panels, and dashboard. Numerous great photos of the 2015 ride give drivers a glimpse into this light and sleek car, but in person it will no doubt impress more than a few pictures ever could. The hotly awaited Huracan will be premiered as part of its first public showcasing at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned.