2015 Lamborghini Huracán price and specifications
Late summer deliveries; available to order since January
While the Ferrari 458 has been the alpha dog in the sports-car class for many
years, Lamborghini may now be ready to eat at least some of Ferrari’s lunch — maybe a veggie side dish. It might also steal something from the hors d’oeuvre tray ofMcLaren. Because the new Lamborghini Huracán
can actually go around a corner, and do it fairly quickly, without understeering into the gravel trap. This miracle can be credited to the patron saints of just about everything, that also being what Lamborghini engineers and designers changed when making the V10-powered successor to the wildly popular
The Huracán (say “oooo rah-Kahn” or just say “Hurricane”) is built around a hybrid chassis, meaning a mix of aluminum and carbon fiber. Carbon fiber makes up the rear bulkhead, part of the door sills and all of the transmission tunnel. The rest of the frame and all of the outer skin is aluminum. Thus the new car weighs just 3,135 pounds dry, which is how Lamborghini measures it. While a typical U.S. curb weight will be higher, it should still make for a pretty good power-to-weight ratio.
The Lamborghini Huracan also gets a new 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 mounted longitudinally just forward of the rear axle. Using both direct injection into the cylinder and normal injection into the intake manifold, it makes 610 hp at 8,250 rpm, a couple hundred revs before redline. A new seven-speed dual clutch transmission sits aft of the rear axle. Power goes to all four wheels through an electrohydraulic multiplate clutch. Normally the rear axle gets 70 percent of that torque but that can vary depending on need anywhere from 50 percent front to 100 percent rear.
5.2-liter, 610-hp, 413-lb-ft naturally aspirated V10; AWD, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
3,135 lb (mfg)
3.2 sec (mfg)
Fuel Economy (EPA):
TBA (18.8 mpg combined European cycle)