Last week we eulogized the Lamborghini Gallardo, as we noted it was the end of the road for two automotive icons (the other being the hippie classic VW Bus). But you knew the Raging Bull wasn’t going to leave the segment bare, so the world has since waited with baited breath to see its replacement. It need wait not more — the successor to the mighty Gallardo has just been unveiled: behold the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4. As is usual for Lambo, the Huracán is named for a famed bull from 1879, fitting given its mechanical heart: a 610-horsepower, 5.2-liter direct-injected V10 breathing 413 lb-ft of torque. The esteemed gentlemen over at Sant’Agata Bolognese promise a 201 mph top speed, as well as a blazing 0-62 click in just 3.2 seconds. Two more notable improvement to the Huracán are A) its transmission, which will boast a double-clutch mechanism for the first time dubbed the Lamborghini Doppia Frizione. And B) its frame make-up, which will be aluminum with carbon fiber — sure to promise a mind boggling power-to-weight ratio which has become the standard metric of supercars in the 21st Century. No pricing yet has been announced, but expect the Huracán LP 610-4 to hover around the point of the outgoing Gallardo which ranges from $181,900–$256,300.
The new 610 HP, 201 mph V10-powered raging bull