By Ronan Glon
Tuesday, Mar 4th, 2014 @ 9:50 am
 

Lamborghini has revealed its 2015 Huracán LP 610-4 in Geneva. The Huracán is designed to replace the Gallardo as the Italian automaker's smallest and most affordable model.


The Huracán is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine mounted directly behind the passenger compartment. It generates 610 horsepower at 8,250 rpms and 413 lb-ft. of torque at 6,500 rpms, enough to send the 3,130-pound sports car from zero to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of over 201 mph.

Power is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission controlled by shift paddles mounted behind the steering wheel. The engine is equipped with a start/stop system that helps raise gas mileage to 18 mpg in a mixed European cycle.

Crafted out of a weight-saving combination of carbon fiber and aluminum, the Huracán wears an angular design that is loosely inspired by the larger, more expensive Aventador. It features LED lighting all around, louvers on the rear decklid and a functional air diffuser that incorporates four oval exhaust tips

Like the Gallardo, the Huracán boasts a fighter jet-inspired cockpit characterized by geometric shapes. The instrument cluster has been replaced by a configurable 12.3-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) screen that displays all of the vehicle's navigation, entertainment, and connectivity functions in addition to the basic information typically found in an instrument cluster. Several shades of Nappa leather and Alcantara are available to customize the interior.

Pricing information will be available closer to the car's on-sale date.

What's in a name?
The Huracán continues Lamborghini's tradition of naming its models after fighting bulls. Part of the Conte de la Patilla breed, Huracán made his way into bull-fighting history in 1879 when he won an iconic fight in Alicante, Spain.