The Lamborghini Gallardo replacement not only takes off from where its predecessor left but also moves upwards in terms of performance and everyday usability. But at the core, the Lamborghini Huracan still as much a Lamborghini as the Gallardo. It still sits on a basic RWD platform (with most models offering AWD) with a sonorous naturally aspirated V10 powering the beast.
Lamborghinis are meant to be striking to look at, and in many cases, the Huracan takes the crown in the complete line up from Italy. Unlike the Aventador, which has started to look a bit old, or the Urus, which sits a touch too high, the Huracan exhibits aggression character lines on the exterior so sharp that a scalpel might develop an inferiority complex. Choose one of the Performance models and the Huracan might give new-age fighter jets some complex with its humungous wing at the rear. And the Spyders aren’t any less cool, either
It would have been a misery if the arresting styling from the exterior didn’t have any influence whatsoever on the interior. But that’s not the case! The two-seat mid-engined sports car has an interior with an orgy of high-grade materials: from forged composites, naked carbon fibre, to Alcantara. The snug seats are made keeping the highest standard in mind, and the overall cabin design is straight out of a race car but is far from bare-bones. The instrument cluster is a rather large 12.3-inch screen, and the central console is full of aircraft-style toggle switches.
The Lamborghini Huracan is powered by a naturally aspirated V10 engine. Depending on the model, it can send power to either the rear wheels or all four. The latter is standard on the high-performance Huracan Performance. Talking of which, the 5.2-litre V10 engine in the said model makes 630 bhp and 600 Nm. A seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox manages the transmission duties, and the 0-100 kmph time is claimed to be 2.9 seconds. The top speed exceeds 325 kmph on the derestricted model.
There are three models in the Lamborghini Huracan line up. The first one is the Huracan RWD, which enables owners to enjoy the purer rear-wheel-drive handling but without the safety net, it’s best suited for experienced drivers. The coupe version is priced at Rs 2.9 crores. Next up is the Huracan that comes with an AWD system — and a bit more power. It’s priced at Rs 3.63 crores. The top-spec Performance is the most powerful of the lot, comes with AWD system — and a lot of other goodies like an extensive aerodynamics package — and costs Rs 3.77 crore. The Spyder variants are priced at a premium.
The competition includes the cars like the Ferrari 488 GTB, which improves on everything the 458 Italia had to offer, but also adds a turbocharged engine to the mix. The Audi R8 V10 Plus is priced close to what one would pay for the Lamborghini Huracan, and follows essentially the same formula — V10 and AWD — but is quite a different car. Like the Ferrari, its engine is also turbocharged.
Unmissable styling One of the last few cars to offer a naturally aspirated V10 engine Handles well, too
Can be sensory overload at times