The Lamborghini Huracan will replace the Lamborghini Gallardo.
Lamborghini Huracan. That’s what the supercar company will be calling the successor to the Gallardo, according to reports. And no, that isn’t a tragic misspelling of Hurricane, Huracan is spanish for Hurricane. It’s also the Mayan god of wind, storm, fire – an invisible fairy in the sky so powerful, he was allegedly part-responsible for creating humanity itself.
The Huracan has quite a lot to live up to then, but if it fills the shoes of the Gallardo in the way the company’s latest, and flagship, Aventador did for the Murcielago then it should be pretty damn decent.
We’re not exactly sure what the Lamborghini Huracan will look like – we’ve only ever seen it in heavily disguised spy shots – but if Lamborghini present anything other than a baby Aventador then we’re flipping the nearest table and walking out of whatever room we happen to be in at the time.
Power will reportedly come from a 5.2-litre V10 – the same unit that powers the Gallardo LP 570-4, except in the Huracan it’ll produce 600hp – 38hp more. The E-Gear automated manual gearbox is expected to be given the shove, with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox sending power to all four wheels.
The Huracan is set to use the same platform as the 2015 Audi R8, so expect a lightweight mixture of carbon fibre and aluminium. Autoexpress reports the Huracan will weigh 1,300kg in two-wheel-drive form, with four-wheel-drive variants weighing 30kg more.
Pricing and availability are unconfirmed, but the smart money is on entry-level Huracan models costing in the region of £160,000. Huracan four-wheel-drive cars could cost £20,000 or so more.
Expect Huracan Spyder models to surface in due course.
More on this as we get it.