The impossibly quick 2015 Lamborghini Huracán (official name: Huracán LP 610-4) boasts a world-class V10 engine that loves to rev and produces terrific sound effects, aided by a great dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive system. It may slot below the Aventador in terms of price, but not necessarily in performance or style. What's more, the Huracán offers surprisingly generous interior room as well as forward and lateral visibility.
I hope you like a stiff ride and a loud exhaust note! And don't expect much cargo space, even for a supercar. Of course, there's also the matter of pricing...
2015 Lamborghini Huracán Price and Fuel Economy
The 2015 Huracán starts at $237,250 in the U.S. and about $250,000 in Canada. Contact one of the three Lamborghini dealers in the country (Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal) for further details.
As for fuel consumption, the EU cycle gives an average rating of 12.5L/100km. We are still waiting for Canadian ratings.
Improvements and Changes
This is an all-new model, replacing the Lamborghini Gallardo.
The sleek, aerospace-inspired exterior is made of aluminum and composite material, and combines with angular, aggressive vents and scoops for a very futuristic look, yet one that's reminiscent of the legendary Countach.
Inside, the fighter jet-style cockpit features guarded switches and toggles in a decidedly driver-centric layout. Displaying everything from navigation to engine speed, temperature, and more, the fully digital, customizable TFT instrument cluster has 3D graphics powered by a Tegra 30 chip from Nvidia's Tegra 3 Series. Fast graphics processing allow the tachometer's digital needle to swing at 60 frames per second to keep up with the engine.
2015 Lamborghini Huracán Powertrain
Mounted just behind the two occupants is a naturally aspirated 5.2L V10 engine with a trick injection system that produces 610 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 412 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm. While similar to the Gallardo's, most engine parts have been revised and redesigned to improve both power and free-revving characteristics.
Power is sent to all four wheels through a new electronically controlled centre differential (the Gallardo used a viscous-coupling system instead). The 7-speed, dual-clutch gearbox has paddle shifters flanking the flat-bottomed steering wheel. Thusly equipped, the Huracán will hit 0-100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed of more than 325 km/h.
Stability control is obviously part of the package, here, but the highlight is a set of standard carbon-ceramic brakes with monobloc aluminum callipers (6-piston units up front, 4-piston units in the rear). Parking assistance is included. If you crash, dual front and side airbags will protect you.
Comparing the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán
Similar alternatives include the Ferrari 458, McLaren 650S, and Aston Martin Vanquish