Lamborghini Huracan, pronounced ‘Ooh-ra-cahn’, which is the Spanish word for ‘Hurricane’ is actually named after a fearless bull that fought in Alicante in 1879. It is this power and performance that comes to the fore as the new Huracan is powered by a 5.2 liter V10 engine spewing out 610 PS peak power and 560 Nm peak torque.
The Lamborghini Huracan can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of over 325 kmph. Its engine is mated to a 7 speed dual clutch gearbox with variable drive options. Drive options include – Strada, Sport and Corsa while this engine is capable of start/stop technology resulting in fuel efficiency of 8 kmph while auto emissions stand at 250 g/km.
Heading to India on September 22, 2014, Lamborghini Huracan takes the place of Gallardo where it is seen with a chassis made of aluminium and carbon fibre thus resulting in a lighter weight. The car’s driving dynamics are taken a notch higher due to the existence of LDS steering system and MagnaRide electromagnetic dampers.
In the few months since its Geneva reveal, Lamborghini Huracan had already amassed a total of 1000 bookings globally, making it the first Lambo to do so. In India, Lamborghini has seen a 29% increase in sales since last year as a total of 22 units have been sold. A special screening for customers in India was held earlier this month, where select individuals were given a private preview to Huracan.
Lamborghini India already has two established outlets, one each in Mumbai and Delhi. Lamborghini confirms plans of a third outlet in Bangalore to be opened in the next six months, catering to customers in South India.
No official word on pricing of the upcoming Lamborghini Gallardo is revealed as on date, but considering it will compete with the likes of Audi R8, McLaren 650S and the Ferrari 458 Italia, pricing should be in the region of INR 3.5 crores.