Lambo Huracán: all you need to know
Does the 562bhp V10 cut it as a proper Lambo? We find out...
Posted: 29 Apr 2014
But double-clutch equals double-fast. Lambo says the Huracán will get from a standstill to 62mph in 3.2secs. Which is hellish rapid: seven-tenths quicker than the departing Gallardo and slap-bang between the 458 (3.4secs) and 12C (3.1). Of course, there's always some wiggle room in the precision of these figures - not to mention the odd dose of conservatism/optimism from the manufacturers - but safe to say Huracán owners won't be left trailing in the wake of their Ferrari- and McLaren-owning mates at the McDonald's drive-thru. It'll do 0-124mph in a blink under 10 seconds and top out at over 202mph. The Ferrari 458's vmax? 202mph exactly. Clearly, this is coincidence.
Unlike the McLaren 12C - and indeed Lamborghini's own Aventador - the Huracán doesn't get a carbon-fibre monocoque tub. Instead, it uses what it calls a ‘hybrid chassis', an integrated spaceframe structure of carbon and aluminium. Lamborghini, remember, hearts carbon fibre: the Gallardo-based, £1.95m Sesto Elemento that so enchanted Hammond, featured the black stuff in many different and novel applications. The Sesto's propshafts, suspension and even wheel rims were all forged from carbon fibre, so expect to find it making an appearance in some unusual locations in the Huracán. Not that this thing is quite so bantamweight as the one-tonne Sesto Elemento: Lamborghini quotes a dry weight of 1,422kg for the Huracán, which should equate to a kerbweight under 1,500kg. Maybe a little less.