Are you a lover of exotic, foreign sportscars? If so, this article is designed to tell you all you need to know about one of the finest—the Lamborghini Huracan. Let’s begin with the obvious, shall we?
The Lamborghini Huracan is an Italian sportscar made by Lamborghini. It replaced the previous model—the V-10 Guiardo, debuting at the Geneva Autoshow in 2014. The 2015 model was released in the second quarter of 2014. The Huracan has 610 horsepower and all-wheel drive, indicated by the 4. The LP stands for ”longitudinal posterior,” which refers to the longitudinal mid-rear engine, making it an LP mid-engine car.
What can you tell me about the Lamborghini Huracan engine?
The Lamborghini Huracan has a 5.2 liter, naturally aspirated, Audi Lamborghini V-10 engine, the same as the Guiardo. This sweet ride has been tuned to generate 602 horsepower, or 610 Ps, which is a different metric. Though it is called a mid-engine, it is actually located in the back. It has direct-fuel injection and multi-fuel injection, combining the benefits of both those systems and making it the first time that the combination has been used in a V-10 engine. Also to increase efficiency, it includes a start-stop system, allowing the car to stop at a light or when it’s not moving.
How does the Lamborghini Huracan perform?
Weighing in at 3,424 pounds, the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 has a power to weight ratio of 5.62 pounds per horsepower. Road tests, as measured by a couple of automotive magazines, report that it will go from 0-60 mph or 0-97 kph in 2.5 seconds and from 0-186 mph or 0-300 kph or in 27.6 seconds. It does the quarter mile in 10.4 seconds at 135 mph or 217 kph, and the 1 kilometer, which is .62 miles, in 19.6 seconds at 169 mph or 272.2 kph. The maximum speed for the 610-4 is 212 mph or 341 kph.
How many versions are there of the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4?
- The LP 610.4 Coupe began production in 2014 and continues to present.
- The LP 610-4 Spyder convertible began production in 2016 and continues to present.
- The LP 580-2 Coupe began production in 2016 and continues to present.
- The LP 580-2 Spyder, a convertible, began production in 2016 and continues to present.
- The Lamborghini LP 640-4 Performante began production in 2017 and continues to present.
- The LP 640-4 Performante Spyder, a convertible, began production in 2018 and continues to present.
What other details should I know about the Lamborghini Huracan?
The Lamborghini Huracan has a 5.2 liter, 317.6 cubic-inch, naturally aspirating, gas-direct injection, odd-firing, dual overhead cam, 4 valves per cycliner V-10 with an all-wheel drive system. All-wheel refers to an electronically controlled all-wheel drive system, the purpose of which is to improve traction on various surfaces as well as improve the over-all performance of the car. It has a 7-speed dual clutch called the dopia-frizione clutch or dual-clutch gear box. This is a big deal because many super cars, such as the Guiado, Adventidore, and Merciolago have clutch issues that often require replacement. The transmission of the Lamborghini Huracan performs differently depending on which of the modes—strata, sport, or coursa—the driver has selected. The Lamborghini Huracan only comes with an automatic transmission, but it does have paddle-shifting, allowing the car to change gears when the driver gets to the rim parameter unless it is in coursa mode.
Another benefit of the Lamborghini Huracan is that it has a magnetically controlled suspension system, which utilizes magnetic dampers that quickly change how the suspension acts and improves performance. It also has a lot of elements common to the second generation of the Audi R8 because they share Volkswagon sports car technology.
What are the interior options?
The Performante comes with comfort seats. The buyer has the option of carbon-fiber seats or fully electric-controlled, heated and/or air conditioned seats in some models. The interior includes a navigation system, leather upholstery, and various carbon-fiber upholstery options. Also offered is the Lamborghini Infotainment System that allows you to choose what you want to see on your display screen. It uses a 12.3-inch TFT virtual-cockpit that comes from Audi, the parent company. The driver can actually change what shows on the display screen and switch it around to show the navigation, radio, tacometer, or speedometer. All this comes in high definition with 3D computer graphics, Bluetooth, google earth, gps navigation, multi-media interface, menu, and dashboard controls. These are all powered by nevidia tegra 3.
Which parts of the Lamborghini Huracan are technologically advanced?
The Lamborghini Huracan has full LED headlamps, and an optional dynamic-steering to add to the standard power steering. This changes the standard steering from normal steering to a racing feel. It also adapts the car’s performance to driving conditions via ANEMA––the Adaptive Network Intelligence Management––which controls the transmission, the all-wheel drive, the magnetic suspension, and the electronic stability control. The Pieta Forma or LPL carries out the precise measurements of the vehicle’s movements using onboard censors. It has three accelerometers and three gyroscopes linked to the ANEMA via high-speed, flex-ray cannaba. The driver can select street, sport, or race mode, which will determine how the transmission responds.
What variations have been made to the Lamborghini Huracan?
Guiardo’s changes to the Huracan include full LED illumination with a 12.3-inch full-color TFT instrument panel, fine napa leather and an alcantera upholstery option, and a redesigned dashboard in the central tunnel. They added the indizerona doretta strateificata or IDS, the adapted version of parent Audi’s fuel-stratified injection for both the direct and indirect gas engine injection, as well as the engines start-and-stop technology. Manufacturers added the Eu6 emission regulation compliance, as well as the LDF, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with 3 modes––strata, sport and course, the 20-inch wheels, carbon-ceramic braking system, dynamic steering, and variable steering system, a magnetic riding system, and magnetic damper.
What competition is there for the Lamborghini Huracan?
The primary competitors for the Lamborghini Huracan would be the McLaren, both the 650S and the 720S. Even though they weren’t made by Audi, they share a number of similarities. The R8 would compare both in price and performance. The Ferarri 458 Speciale and 488 GTB would also be considered competitors of the Lamborghini Huracan.
What options would increase the price of the Lamborghini Huracan?
Interior enhancements, of course, as well as various paint schemes, such as the verna mathis, which is a $11-12,000 option designed to improve suspension, and a lifting system that lifts the front end to clear speed bumps and low areas. There are multiple components in carbon fiber rather than aluminum. Options include the alcontera versus cloth or whatever the standard model might have.
What special models have been made of the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4?
One interesting variation is the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Policia, produced in 2014, specifically for the Italian State Police. This is the official police car model. Yes, the Italian State Police actually drive Lamborghini Huracans designed for their special needs. Features of the Policia are a blue body color, white strips and lettering following the Lamborghini Huracan dynamic design language, a video system positioned in the center of the cabin with a camera indexed to the rearview mirror, police computer, recording equipment behind the seats, a data system, a gun holster, police radio equipment, and a poletta, which is a traditional hand-held stop sign used to advise motorists to pull over. The Policia is also equipped with a removal screen, refrigeration system in the luggage department used to transport organs, and a defibrillator. Police beacons along the base with blue and white LEDs circling the front, back and sides. This is one wicked police cruiser that just happens to be a Lamborghini Huracan.
Another special variation of the Lamborghini Huracan would be the Avio produced from 2016-2017. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor show two years after launch, this car is the first limited edition with new colors, upholstery, exterior decals, and logos on the inside––all inspired by Italian fighter jets. The car also features a tri-color cacade in red, white, and green. On the center console there is a placard that states that this is one of a limited number of the 250 offered.
The Lamborghini Huracan also has a convertible––the Spyder, produced from 2016 to present and unveiled at the Frankfort Motor Show on September 14, 2015. It has a 5.2 naturally aspirated V-10 engine––the same as the Coupe––which generates a maximum power output of 602 horsepower. It accelerates from 0-67mph or 0-100 kph in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 201 mph. It has the same 7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission as the standard Lamborghini The Spyder weighs in at exactly 3400 pounds, which is about 260 pounds more than the Coupe. This is due to the fact that the components of the chassis have to be reinforced.
The Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 began production in 2016. Also unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016, it is the lower-cost derivative of the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4. The biggest difference between the rear-wheel drive of the 580-2 and the all-wheel drive of the 610-4 is that it has been detuned from 602 horsepower to 572 horsepower and then rounded up to the 580 (It’s actually a 580 Ps, which is a different measure of horsepower.). Other changes include a difference in the torque of the rear-wheel drive. This makes it different in the way the car drives. It accelerates to 0-62 mph in 2.6 seconds, while the 2-wheel drive accelerates from 0-62 mph or 100 kph in 3.4 seconds or 0-124 mph in 10.1 seconds. Also the top speed of the 580-2 is about 199 mph. There are visual differences between the 610-4 and the 580-2 as well. The front facia and larger air vents at the rear of the car are designed to improve cooling, and the 580-2 has a different front spoiler. The 7-speed, dual-clutch transmission is the same. The primary difference is the cost. The 2-wheel drive Huracan is about $40,000 less than the all-wheel drive version.
One especially interesting variation is the Lamborghini Huracan 580-2 Pope Francis, which was made specifically for the Pope. Everyone from Lamborghini’s top-management showed up for the presentation. It’s a personalized car, signed by the pontiff, auctioned by Sutherbees, with the proceeds given to the Vatican, which allocated the funds for the reconstruction of the Niniveh Plane.
Another variation is the the Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 Spyder, also a convertible. The 2-wheel drive Spyder was unveiled at the Los Angeles Autorshow in November of 2016. It also has a 580-2, naturally aspirated, V-10 engine, same as the Coupe. It takes about .02 seconds longer to get to 62 mph and has the same top speed of 199 mph. Some people claim that it is tougher to get up to top speed in the Spyder version than any of the other Huracans, probably because the ragtop is catching air.
What can you tell me about the Lamborghini Huracan Performante?
The Performante is an upgraded model of the Lamborghini Huracan LP 640-4, which began production in 2017. Similar to the Guiardo, this version was built for the track. The 640 indicates the horsepower rounded up. It was unveiled at the Geneva Motorshow in 2017. The most noticeable exterior style changes would be the carbon-fiber front rear bumpers, featuring side-shirts with an adjustable carbon-fiber rear wing. This new variation of carbon fiber is supposed to be lighter, stronger, and thinner than regular carbon-fiber. It’s called forged-composite carbon-fiber and is used extensively on the Performante. The exhaust has also been repositioned to sit slightly above the rear diffuser.
There were also changes to the interior of the car—new seats, new digital speedometer, changes to the screen, and making it more aggressive and cooler. It has the 5.2 liter, V-10 engine, which is tuned to a power output of 631 HP or 640 PS and increased the weight by about 88 pounds. This was done so that forged-aluminum and forged carbon-fiber components developed in 2012 for the Sesto Illimento, a one-off Lamborghini, could be used. Also of note are the new aerodynamic components. It has active arrows to keep it stable at high speeds. It is capable of accelerating from 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and 62-124 mph in 6 seconds. The top speed is 218 mph. The springs have been stiffened by 10 percent. Roll-bars were added as well as a radial axil and radial axil arm bushings. The magnetic suspension was reworked to make it feel more like a track. The Performante utilizes a new system called ALA or Aerodynamicica Lamborghini Activa. It’s is supposed to be 80 percent lighter than regular sports car hydraulic systems and provides 750 percent more down force than the Lamborghini Huracan 610-4 or 580-2. Base price for the Performante is right around $270,390, which is about $40,000 more than the Huracan 610-4.
The Performante has set records. In 2016, Lamborghini took it around the Nuremberg Green. At that time, the Performante was considered to be the fastest production car to drive the Nuremberg Green, especially after Marco Mapelli literally destroyed the previous record on the first attempt. Controversy followed, however. Some said the video had been altered to show a higher speed, while others questioned the use of road tires. But a week later, Lamborghini was able to rebuild the car’s data and prove to detractors that the results were legitimate. Most believe that the Lamborghini Huracan’s active arrow gives the car the greatest improvement in lap time.
One interesting aspect of the Performante is its cornering technique. It opens up the active arrow, which shuts down the air going through one side of the wing and opens it up on the other in the straightaway and off the brakes. This allows the air to flow through the car and when the driver brakes, it keeps the air from flowing through, essentially helping the car to accelerate with the least amount of drag, and brake with the most amount of drag. The lap time of the Lamborghini Huracan Performante was beaten in 2017 by the Porsche 911 GT2RS.
What About the Performante Spyder?
The Lamborghini Huracan LP 640 Performante Spyder was launched in 2018 at the Geneva Motorshow. It is basically the same as the Performante Coupe but it looks a lot like the LP 610-4 Spyder although there is a difference in performance from the technology standpoint. The acceleration has been increased by .1 of a second, achieving 1-124 mph and 0-200 kph in .4 of a second. Removing the roof makes the weight 276 pounds less than the Coupe. The top speed, however, remains the same at 202 mph. Lamborphini began delivery of this version of the car in the fourth quarter of 2019.
What Other Variations Are There?
There was one major change to the Lamborghini Huracan in 2019. The Lamborghini Huracan was given a complete facelift and essentially became the Huracan Evo. The Evo has a more aggressive design. The new front bumper integrated the arrow blades from the Performante for improved downforce. The rear end was inspired by the Performante with similar rear diffuser, exhaust pipe position, and radiator. The new ducktail spoiler improves downforce by 5 times as compared to the Performante. The active arrow that goes through the wing of the Performante has been replaced by a little wing on the back, which puts out quite a bit of downforce.
The Evo has the same Performante engine, a V-10, but it is tuned to 271 horsepower. It also has a difference exhaust. Titanium intack valves have been added, allowing the Evo to go from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 200 mph. The braking distance is 62-0 mph in 104 feet or 32 meters. The Evo has a rear-end steering system adapted from the Lamborghini Adventura S that allows all-wheel steering.
The Evo also has a new central processing unit, which controls various parts of the car and monitors other parts. It is controlled by the new Infotainment System which is a new 8.4 touch screen. They call this the Lamborghini Dynamica Vicol Integrata, which integrates Applecart Play and Android Auto. It can actually predict driving modes using Feet Forward logic. It works by censors that are monitoring the lateral, longitudinal, and vertical acceleration as well as the roll of pitch and yaw rate. This allows it to predict the best possible driving mode for the driver. The magnetic suspension has been revised using electro-magnetic current to adjust the suspension in accordance with the driver’s driving mode. The transmission system from the Performante transfers power to all wheels and an “ego” mode has been added that allows the driver to change driver settings to his own preferences rather than just strata, sport and coursa.
One variation of the Huracan Evo is the Huracan Evo Spyder, introduced in February of 2019. It has all the same enhancements as the Coupe, except that it is 10-20 pounds heavier due to the addition of the chasse reinforcement. It has the same canvas folding soft top as the Performante Spyder. It takes about 17 seconds to get to 31 mph and accelerates from 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds or 124 mph in 9.3 seconds.
There isn’t a lot more information on the Huracan Evo Spyder because it is essentially the same car as the Huracan Evo with the exception of the Spyder convertible top.
Another version of the Huracan Eco is the Huracan Sterrato. Some people aren’t even aware that this amazing car exists. Lamborghini actually used Evo to make the Sterrato. It has the same 5.2 liter engine, 640 horsepower, Lamborghini Dynamica integrated system, and the same predictive logic. It uses the same sophisticated central processing unit that controls every aspect of the car’s behavior and the same perfectly integrated dynamic system that anticipates the driver’s actions and needs and provides the perfect driving dynamics.
The Huracan Sterrato is an off-road car. It is very aggressive and has different wheels. There isn’t much information out there since it hasn’t made it to a show yet. It is just a design so far. There may be a prototype, but that remains to be seen.
Where Are Lamborghinis Produced?
For the most part, they are all produced in the same place. An exception is the chasse. It is assembled by Lamborghini’s parent company, Audi. They are then transported from Germany to Santagonta Boulibless, Italy, where they put together all the final touches on the car.
How many Lamborghini Huracans have been produced? Within the first few months of production, Lamborghini received 700 orders for the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4.
- At launch, Lamborghini had received 1,000 orders.
- In 2014, 1,540 were produced.
- In 2015, the number was 2,628.
- In 2016, it was 2,419.
- In 2017, the number produced was 2,486.
How Are Lamborghini Huracan’s Marketed?
Lamborghini does not do TV commercials. Instead it markets its cars by featuring them in video games. The Lamborghini Huracan 610-4 with yellow body appeared in Forza Horizon 2 as the Hero car. It was featured in the box art cover for both X-Box 1 and X-Box 360 editions of the game. Lamborghini also featured the car in a penny arcade game at the Expo in 2016. Blizzard Entertainment had a game called Overwatch, which they used in collaboration with Uber to create Uberwatch. Event attendees and VIPS were given a short ride through the area in cars themed after Crossplay with stunt performers as the players. Then in 2016, the company used the car in the film Dr. Strange by Marvel Studios. In all, 6 gray Lamborghini Huracans were used—2 for stunts, 2 for special effects, and 2 for heros. Two were used in car crash scenes in the movie.
Multiple versions of the Lamborghini Huracan are available in scale models. They are 1/18, 1/24, and 1/32 scale. The Lamborghini Huracan was featured in the show Topgear, hosted by Richard Hammond. It was proven to be a proper Lamborghinirounding the test track in 1 minute, 15.8 seconds, which is faster than any other Lamborghini to date including the Adventura, which is Lamborghini’s mothership car. Then in 2014, the Lamborghini Huracan was named the “Supercar of the Year” by Topgear. In 2017 the Grandtour, a spinoff of Topgear, praised the Huracan Performante as brilliant. In a spin around the test track, it was clocked at 16.8 seconds, the second fastest time. Soon after, Jeremy Clarkson of Topgear named the Huracan Performante the “Car of the Year.”
Does Lamborghini Have Any Racing Models?
From 2014 to present, the Lamborghini Huracan LP 620-2 Super Tufeo was used in racing. That rear-wheel drive, racing version is not street legal. It was unveiled at the ACI unintelligible. Lamborghini also has the Huracan GT-3, introduced in 2015, and built in collaboration with the Delura. It has a 5.2 liter, V-10, standard gas engine, but it weighs less than the Lamborghini Huracan at 2,712 pounds.
The racing teams can tout a number of wins in 2016. Team Lazarus won the International GT Open. The Barwell Motorsport team claimed 4 wins in the British GT Championship. The Grasserase Team won the ADAC GT Masters, and the Paul Miller team won the Weathertech Sportscar Championship.
A final word.
The Lamborghini Huracan may or may not be the most elegant supercar produced today, but at the very least it is a serious contender. No one can argue with its sophisticated style, magnificent performance, and the pleasure it brings to its owners.