The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 is now officially in India, having made its debut in Mumbai yesterday. The Huracan replaces the successful Gallardo in Lamborghini’s line-up, and retails for about Rs. 3.90 crore (on-road price, New Delhi) with duties, give or take. The amount for duties isn’t really finalised yet, but if you have the ability to buy the car sans duty, you’ll have to put up Rs. 3.43 crore (ex-showroom price, New Delhi).
In terms of design, the Huracán takes many of its cues from both the Aventador and outgoing Gallardo. The overall styling in typical Lambo fashion, sports sharp edges and the body is designed with such precision that makes it unmistakably a Lamborghini. Compared to the more vertically styled headlights of the outgoing Gallardo, the Huracán features horizontal lights similar to the 4-door Lamborghini Estoque concept. Carried over from the styling of the Gallardo, quad exhaust pipes highlights the Huracán’s angular rear-end.
On the inside, the Huracán seems to be a standard Lambo affair, albeit a much angular, more aggressive one. Both the center console and air vents make the most use of angles, with both jutting prominently from the dash. The interior is finished in Fine Nappa leather and Alcantara, with multiple colour options. A 12.3 inch full-color TFT instrument panel delivers all car information to the driver, from rev counter to navigation maps and infotainment functions. A steering wheel draped in leather accompanied by paddle shifters top off the interiors.
The Huracan has been built on an all-new platform with a new type of hybrid carbon fibre and aluminium construction, which will also be shared with the next generation Audi R8. It is powered by a revised version of the 5.2-litre V10 engine which was used in the Gallardo. While the most powerful Gallardo could make ‘only’ 562bhp, the one in the Huracan churns out 610bhp and 560Nm of torque. Huracan can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds. It offers a top speed of 325 kilometer per hour! The engine sends power to all four wheels through a new seven-speed dual clutch transmission, called Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF).
The Huracán also receives an updated driver and dynamics selection system featuring three modes: Strada for the street, Sport, and Corsa for the track. The driving modes influence gearbox and engine behavrious, sound, the four wheel drive system and the electronic stability control system. Optional is a variable ratio steering system called Lamborghini Dynamic Steering, and magneto-rheologic suspension damper control, also adjustable via the three modes if equipped. Carbon ceramic brakes are standard.
As speculated the supercar is priced nearly Rs. 3.5 crore at this price tag, the Huracan competes with other supercars like the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Bentley Continental GT, Ferrari 458 Italia/Spider, McLaren 650S Coupe/Spider and the Porsche 911 Turbo S, all of which are not yet launched in India and hence this faster, more agile and more useable Gallardo replacement is sure to find its own niche among buyers in India.
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