1. Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4: The Start of a New Legend
· Luxury super sports car with breathtaking performance:
0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, top speed of more than 325 km/h
· Naturally aspirated V10 engine with 5.2-liter displacement and 449
kW / 610 hp, a combination of direct and indirect injection
· Extremely fast-shifting 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
· Innovative lightweight concept: hybrid chassis made from carbon
fiber and aluminum
· Pure and absolute exterior design, full-LED lighting technology
· Elegant interior design, top craftsmanship and a host of
· Cockpit with fully integrated controls and virtual 12.3” TFT
· New dynamic mode selection concept
· Four wheel drive with new hydraulic multi-plate clutch
· Carbon-ceramic brakes as standard
· Optional variable steering and adaptive suspension
Automobili Lamborghini is taking a major step into the future: with the
newly developed Huracán LP 610-4, the successor to the highly successful
Gallardo, the Italian super sports car manufacturer is redefining the
benchmark in the segment. With its pure and absolute design, breathtaking
dynamics and excellent quality, the Huracán delivers an unparalleled sports
car experience. It unites mighty performance with a character perfectly
suited to everyday use; its wide-ranging new technologies work together in
a fully integrated fashion. Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of
Automobili Lamborghini said: “With the Huracán, Lamborghini is writing the
next chapter in its great history.”
With 14,022 units produced, the Gallardo is the most successful
Lamborghini model ever made. During its ten-year production run, it took
the brand into a completely new dimension. In true Lamborghini tradition,
the successor to the Gallardo also takes its name from the world of
bullfighting: Huracán was a fighting bull of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla
breed who fought in August 1879 in Alicante. His unyielding character made
With the Huracán LP 610-4, Lamborghini is taking its purist, unmistakable
design language to a whole new evolutionary level. The design is bold and
edgy, with beautifully sculptural forms. The starting point of the design
process was the Huracán’s silhouette. The objective was to define the car
with a single line stretching from the front end over the passenger cell to
the rear. The side windows take on a hexagonal form that looks like a gem
set into the profile of the Huracán. At night, too, it is utterly unmistakable:
All lights, including the main headlamps, beam in LED technology – an
absolute first in the super sports car segment.
An innovative cockpit dominates the interior. The 12.3-inch TFT display can
be configured in a number of different modes and provides the driver with
all key information in a virtual format. The slender lines of the instrument
mounts and the center tunnel are indicative of the lightness of the interior
design. Fine materials distinguish the interior, which can be extensively
individualized, while the extremely detailed craftsmanship delivers a highly
refined sense of quality.
The newly conceived hybrid chassis of the Huracán LP 610-4 is a technical
work of art that unites carbon-fiber and aluminum components. The ultralight
chassis forms the basis for the vehicle’s low dry weight of 1,422
kilograms; with its excellent stiffness, it guarantees the handling precision
of a racing car.
The new V10 engine in the Huracán generates its phenomenal propulsion
from a displacement of 5.2 liters. It produces a power output of 448 kW /
610 hp at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The
new “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” combines direct and indirect injection –
achieving an increase in power and torque compared with the Gallardo and
a decrease in fuel consumption and emissions.
With its power-to-weight ratio of just 2.33 kilograms per hp, the
Lamborghini Huracán achieves absolutely breathtaking performance. The
top speed of more than 325 km/h and the acceleration figures – zero to 100
km/h in 3.2 seconds, zero to 200 km/h in 9.9 seconds – offer an indication
of its dynamics. Thanks in part to the Stop & Start technology, ECE average
fuel consumption has dropped to 12.5 liters per 100 km (290 g CO2 per km).
The power generated by the ten-cylinder is delivered to the road via the
new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission “Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF)
and an all-wheel drive that also features a new hydraulic multi-plate clutch.
Three different driving modes, spanning from road to race track, can be
selected using a drive select switch in the steering wheel. The system is
called ANIMA (Italian for Soul) – “Adaptive Network Intelligent
Management”, and impacts the engine, the transmission, the all-wheel drive
and the ESC handling system as well as other dynamic systems.
The wheels of the Lamborghini Huracán measure 20 inches in diameter,
with the standard-fit carbon-ceramic brake system delivering exceptional
stopping power. As an option, Lamborghini offers its new luxury super
sports car with the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering variable steering system
and MagneRide electromagnetic damper control. Both of these features are
also integrated into ANIMA.
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 celebrates its show premiere at the
2014 Geneva Motor Show, with customer delivery scheduled to start in
spring 2014. The Huracán is priced at 169,500.00 Euro, excluding taxes.
The Production takes place at Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in
2. Exterior Design
The elegance of a Lamborghini is in the beauty of its highly concentrated
power – every line and every detail pursues the need for speed, dynamics,
performance. Design is an essential element of the Huracán LP 610-4, too –
unmistakable, hermetically sealed and completely free from ornamentation.
The dimensions frame the contours of a dynamic wedge measuring 4,459
mm long, 1,924 mm wide and 1,165 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,620 mm.
Taut curves contrast with sharp edges, which require innovative technology
in working with aluminum and carbon fiber and with geometric surfaces. A
characteristic basic form for Lamborghini is the hexagon – visible in the
front air intakes and their three-dimensionally formed mesh inserts, in the
side windows, in the intake openings for the engine and in the standard-fit
wheels in Giano design.
The arrow-shaped front end of the Lamborghini Huracán angles sharply
downward like the nose of a shark, with two pleats adding contour to the
hood. The flat, angular headlamps are fitted only with LEDs – an innovation
in this class of super sports car. Light guides produce the daytime running
light, forming two Y-shaped contours in each headlamp and giving the
Huracán the look of a predator ready to pounce. With a color temperature
of 5,500 Kelvin, the LED light is very close to that of daylight, providing
excellent road illumination and putting very little stress on the eyes. The
LEDs are designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle and are extremely
A massive air intake, cut deep into the front end and stretching across its
full width, dominates the front of the Huracán. Fins painted in body color
cut strong diagonal lines through it. As on a race car, the lower contours of
the air intake jut forward to form a splitter.
The avant-garde character of the Lamborghini design is particularly evident
from the side – the Huracán LP 610-4 is a fast-moving technical sculpture.
Its aluminum cladding stretches tautly over the mighty 20-inch wheels; a
single, flowing line runs from the front end over the roof to the rear. The
roof arcs slightly over the heads of the driver and co-driver, these contours
continuing onto the luggage compartment lid and through the extremely
Starting at the headlamp, is a line that runs over the front fender to define
a broad, angled edge on the door. Together with the flat, dropping roof arc,
the rising door edge presents a three-dimensional frame for the side
windows – which are set into the flanks like gemstones. Where these lines
meet at an acute angle is the upper intake that feeds the engine with air.
The lower intake for cooling air emerges from the angular sill in front of the
wide, rear wheel arch. The absence of the large, vertical air intake that was
a feature of the Gallardo, brings athletic tension and powerful flow to the
flank of the Huracán.
In its standard format, the engine cover between the extremely low-lying Cpillars
consists of three large, matte-black polymer fins in homage to the
classic Miura. Lamborghini offers an optional transparent cover that
reveals a clear view of the V10. In this version, the engine bay is clad in
visible carbon fiber, made using Lamborghini’s patented Forged Composite
The rear end of the Huracán also has a highly three-dimensional form. Like
the intake at the front end, the wide, meshed outlet for ventilating the
engine bay is cut deep into the rear. Above it are the narrow rear lights,
likewise fitted entirely with LEDs. Similar to the front headlamps, their light
also takes on a Y-shaped contour. The four end pipes of the exhaust system
flank a large diffuser; its substantially dimensioned elliptical fairings are
chromed and perforated.
Each design detail of the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 celebrates the
aesthetic of function; the designers from the Centro Stile worked closely
together with the aerodynamic experts. The large air intakes at the front of
the super sports car specifically direct the cooling air and headwind to
increase down pressure on the front axle. The spoiler lip at the rear works
together with the rising diffuser in the underbody to improve airflow
around the rear of the car – the Huracán does not require a movable rear
spoiler. The underbody is completely clad, with NACA channels directing
headwind to the radiators.
Lamborghini offers the Huracán in 17 colors, including seven new ones. The
flat colors are Bianco Monocerus and Nero Noctis. The metallic tones come
with the names Bianco Icarus, Blu Achelous, Grigio Lynx, Grigio Nimbus,
Nero Serapis and Rosso Mars. The pearlescent shades are Arancio Borealis,
Giallo Midas and Verde Mantis. Also available from the Ad Personam
individualization program are the matte paint finishes Bianco Canopus,
Giallo Horus, Grigio Titans, Marrone Apus and Nero Nemesis. The metallic
colors from Ad Personam – Blu Caelum, Grigio Admetus and Marrone
Alcestis – complete the color palette.
Lamborghini rises to the next level with the Huracán LP 610-4 when it
comes to the bodyshell concept, too. The Gallardo had an aluminum space
frame – an extremely stiff framework consisting of cast nodes and extruded
profile with permanently integrated aluminum panels. Its successor
features an innovative hybrid chassis. It combines aluminum components
with large elements made from carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) –
that ultra-lightweight material in which Lamborghini has developed
groundbreaking expertise over many years.
The hybrid chassis of the Lamborghini Huracán consists partly of
aluminum; the front and rear sections of the car with the axle mounts are
made almost entirely from the lightweight alloy, and carbon-fiber parts
produced using the RTM process (Resin Transfer Molding). They are
concentrated around the occupant cell, where they form part of the floor
and sills, the center tunnel, the rear bulkhead and the B-pillars with their
particularly complicated geometries. The x-shaped brace in the engine bay
is also made from CFRP. Stainless steel fasteners connect the aluminum
and carbon-fiber components.
The innovative hybrid chassis of the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 weighs
less than 200 kilograms, even less than the already very lightweight space
frame of the Gallardo. The hybrid chassis is considerably better when it
comes to crash safety and stiffness, which lays the foundation for the
dynamic handling and precise production finish. The rear bulkhead, for
instance, offers excellent protection in the event of a side impact, because
its fibers are laid out in exactly the direction of load travel.
The state-of-the-art interior of the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 offers
wonderful consistency in its design, a thrillingly sporty character and
relaxing comfort for long-distance driving. The distinctive feature of the
exterior design – the sharply defined hexagonal body and surfaces – plays a
dominant role here, too. The dashboard is low-slung and features
hexagonal trim elements on its extremely slender fascia. The instrument
display and air vents look like standalone, add-on components. A console
stretches from the dashboard to the center tunnel.
Inside the Huracán, the driver and co-driver enjoy more space and better
visibility than in the Lamborghini Gallardo – both are just as evident on a
trip to the race track as they are on the daily drive into work. The low seats
with their pronounced contouring and integrated backrests provide the
body with excellent grip and support. In the standard version, they can be
electrically adjusted for the angle of the backrest and longitudinal position.
Further electrical functions for seat height, seat angle and the length of the
seat cushion are available as options.
The operating concept for the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is strictly
focused on the driver. He/she can use the buttons on the flat-bottomed
three-spoke steering wheel to manage the many vehicle functions,
including indicators and windshield wipers; the two large shift paddles
serve to control the dual-clutch gearbox. In executing all actions, the driver
can keep eyes on the road and hands on the steering wheel at all times.
Behind the steering wheel is a 12.3-inch TFT screen with a high resolution of
1440 x 540 pixels. The virtual cockpit presents all critical information in
razor-sharp 3D graphics with sophisticated visual effects. Working in the
background is a super-fast graphic processor, the Tegra 30 chip from the
Tegra 3 Series by Nvidia. For the rev counter, for instance, it generates 60
frames per second, ensuring absolutely homogenous movement of the
The driver can switch between three display screens. In Full drive mode, the
large, central rev counter dominates the view, flanked by displays for fuel
level and water temperature. Speed is shown as a digital read-out. In Mixed
mode, the rev counter is smaller and moves to the left, with a window for
infotainment functions like the navigation map occupying the right half of
the display. In Full Navi and Infotainment mode, the map fills most of the
monitor. Regardless of the mode selected, the display along the lower edge
shows all the important warning and advisory symbols.
There are further display and control elements on the long center console,
ergonomically arranged as if on a lectern. The uppermost one is a narrow
TFT display for the climate control, which can be switched to show oil
pressure, oil temperature and voltage. Beneath it is a strip of switches for
secondary functions, accompanied by another group of switches on the left
of the cockpit.
In the center of the console are the controls for the automatic air
conditioning and the infotainment system. Its main control is surrounded by
buttons that provide direct access to the main menus of the navigation,
phone, info, radio, media and sound functions; a further rotary control is for
volume adjustment. Arranged horizontally on the center tunnel are the
start/stop button beneath a red flap, the transmission buttons for neutral,
park and reverse gear and the button for the electronic parking brake. Two
glove boxes, a cell-phone tray and two door pockets accommodate the
small things of everyday life.
The uncompromising precision and attention to detail with which the
interior of the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is crafted, is rooted in the
finest tradition of Italian craftsmanship and sets new benchmarks in the
league of super sports cars. Luxury materials indulge the senses with their
fine look and feel; their selection and the choice of colors on offer are clear
evidence of the fine touch and keen eye of the Lamborghini designers. The
upper area of the dashboard is clad in dark Alcantara to avoid reflections in
the windshield. LEDs provide the interior illumination, too – there is not as
single conventional bulb anywhere on or in the car.
One color dominates the interior of the Huracán – Nero Ade black. The
dashboard, center console, the center panels on the seats and the door
panels are all clad as standard in soft leather, with Alcantara setting
accents on the air vents and on the inside of the door mirrors. To
complement this, customers can choose from four interior variants. They
can use these in a number of ways – depending on the variant – to
individualize the lower zone of the dashboard, the center console, door
grips, door mirrors, the center panels of the seat backs, the air vents and
the cladding on the A-pillars and roof beams.
The Elegante two-tone interior comes with a choice of nine contrasting
colors and additional leather options; the upper part of the center console
gleams in high-gloss black, with the air vents painted in matte dark gray. In
the one-tone Sportivo interior, much of the cladding is made from
Alcantara in Nero Ade, while the two-tone Sportivo interior offers
Alcantara in six contrasting colors. Alternatively, the two-tone Sportivo
interior also comes with supple nappa leather. As an option, the stitching –
a total of 30 meters – is also available in a contrasting color. The program is
rounded off by further options such as Lamborghini logos and lettering for
the interior, or foot mats with leather piping.
5. Power Unit
The acronym LP in the model name of the Huracán LP 610-4 refers to the
orientation of the extensively redesigned V10 engine – it is mounted in
typical Lamborghini fashion longitudinally behind the driver (“longitudinale
posteriore”). The number 610 is the power output in hp, which equates to
449 kW and is available at 8,250 rpm. The specific output is no less than
86.3 kW / 117.3 hp per liter of displacement; the torque curve reaches its
peak of 560 Nm at 6,500 revs.
Like every Lamborghini engine, the 5.2-liter V10 is a high-performance,
naturally aspirated unit. It captivates the driver’s senses with stunning
throttle response, with gloriously free revving well over the 8,000 mark,
with amazing pulling power and with an inimitable sound that takes on new
facets as the revs rise – founded on a voluminous bass and topped by
The ten-cylinder catapults the Huracán LP 610-4 from a standstill to 100
km/h in just 3.2 seconds – each hp has to move a mere 2.33 kilograms. The
figure from zero to 200 km/h is 9.9 seconds, while the top speed is on the
other side of 325 km/h. Yet, the high-performance engine makes do with an
average of 12.5 liters of fuel per 100 km, a CO2 equivalent of 290 grams per
km. The improvement versus the Gallardo LP 560-4, aided also by a Stop &
Start system as standard, is 11 percent.
The displacement of 5,204 cm3 is the result of an 84.5 millimeter bore and
92.8 millimeter stroke. The V10 fires alternately at 54 and 90 degrees, with
its forged crankshaft conceived as a common-pin shaft. This construction,
in which the conrods of the opposing pistons run on a common crank pin,
maximizes stiffness while minimizing weight. The forged-steel conrods and
the forged aluminum pistons are likewise both extremely strong and
The crankcase is made from an aluminum-silicon alloy and is produced
using a low-pressure gravity die-casting process that guarantees a
particularly high level of homogeneity. The high silicon content makes the
cylinder barrels extremely wear resistant. A bedplate construction gives
the crankcase exceptional stiffness and optimum vibration characteristics.
The cast-iron bearing bridges reduce thermal expansion and thus minimize
play in the crankshaft main bearings.
The dry sump lubrication with its separate oil tank is a classic motorsport
technology. It allows the V10 to sit very low down, while assuring it receives
an adequate supply of lubricant, even under extreme lateral acceleration.
The pressure-lubrication pump works in accordance with load, making it
The ten cylinders are always very well filled. Four camshafts, each of which
can be adjusted through 42 degrees of crank angle, actuate the valves via
roller cam followers. Like the oil pump and the water pump, they are driven
by chains running at the back of the engine.
The plenum chamber of the two-channel intake system is made from
lightweight polymer; in the intake channels are pneumatic flaps. When the
load and revs are low, they set the incoming air into a cylindrical rotation;
this tumble further increases the efficiency of the combustion process. The
exhaust system is also conceived with two channels, with its components
laid out for low back pressure. There are flaps in the two end pipes; the
vacuum formed at higher loads and revs causes them to open, giving a
fuller, deeper sound.
One groundbreaking innovation of the V10 is the dual fuel injection, known
as “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata”. On start-up and under higher loads and
revs, a common-rail system injects fuel at a pressure of up to 180 bar
directly into the combustion chambers. This results in intense swirl, which
has the effect of cooling the cylinder walls and permits a higher
compression ratio of 12.7:1. At lower loads, fuel is injected indirectly into the
manifold, which reduces fuel consumption and particulate emissions. At
medium loads and revs, both injection systems work together. The V10
already complies with the EU6 norm.
Superfast, virtually imperceptible gearshifts without any interruption in
torque – the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 comes with a completely new
transmission. Where the Gallardo still used the e.gear automated manual
transmission, its successor features the Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF)
7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. It is exceptionally efficient and its ratios are
closely set for maximum sporting performance.
The LDF transmission, mounted behind the V10 at the rear of the Huracán,
is extremely compact at less than 60 centimeters long. Its control and
actuation is via a separate block, where the electronic, mechanical and
hydraulic components all work together. An oil pump supplies oil to the
gear sets, clutch and integrated differential; thermal management is
handled by an oil-to-water and an oil-to-air heat exchanger.
In Lamborghini’s new dual-clutch transmission, engine power flows along a
twin drive shaft and two output shafts. Two multi-plate clutches positioned
one behind the other operate two mutually independent partial gearboxes.
Clutch K1 sends the torque via a solid shaft to the gear sets for gears 1, 3, 5
and 7. Rotating around the solid shaft is a hollow shaft. It is connected to
clutch K2 and drives the gear sets for gears 2, 4 and 6, as well as reverse
The two partial gearboxes are permanently active, but only one of them is
connected to the engine. When, for example, the driver is accelerating in
third gear, the second partial gearbox already has the fourth gear engaged
in preparation. The gearshift takes place through switching the clutches –
K1 opens and K2 closes in just a few hundredths of a second. The driver can
shift gears himself via the steering wheel paddles, or make use of the fully
automatic drive program. When maximum acceleration is required, a touch
of a button hands the business of engaging the clutch at optimum engine
speed over to Launch Control. It makes sure that the engine power is
delivered to the road with a perfectly regulated degree of tire slip.
One classic Lamborghini strength is all-wheel drive – for more than 20
years, it has stood for the ultimate in dynamics, traction and stability. Back
in 1993, the Diablo VT was the first Italian super sports car with four driven
wheels. In the Huracán LP 610-4, too, superior traction means that drivers
can accelerate out of corners earlier than those in rear-wheel drive
competitors – with a brand new all-wheel drive system developed from the
ground up strictly for maximum performance.
At the second output shaft, the LDF transmission incorporates a
connection with the prop shaft that runs through the V10 crankcase to the
front axle. There, an electronically controlled and hydraulically actuated
multi-plate clutch handles the matter of torque distribution – marking a
further step forward compared with the viscous coupling of the
Lamborghini Gallardo. Inside is a set of plates running in an oil bath. The
metal friction rings are arranged axially in pairs – one ring in each pair is
permanently interlocked with the casing that rotates with the prop shaft,
the other with the short output shaft leading to the front axle differential.
Under normal driving condition, the multi-plate clutch diverts only around
30 percent of the engine torque to the front wheels – meaning the Huracán
has a strong rear-drive bias. However, should traction at the rear axle
diminish, the clutch can smoothly and in a matter of seconds divert up to
50 percent of torque to the front wheels by pushing the plate set together
in a controlled manner. However, a maximum of 100 percent of the torque
can be distributed to the rear axle. At the rear axle, a mechanical
differential lock integrated into the LDF transmission improves traction
Each and every kilometer in the Huracán LP 610-4 is pure fascination,
particularly on a race track or winding country road. The super sports car
from Sant’Agata Bolognese is a driving machine with extremely high
cornering speeds and precise, virtually instantaneous reflexes. It is
consistently effortless to drive, stable and free of unpleasant surprises.
Like in a race car, the mid-engine concept provides an ideal distribution of
axle load of around 42:58, and the Huracán’s chassis, too, makes use of
motorsport technologies. The double wishbone suspension at all four
corners, for example, is made from forged aluminum in order to reduce
unsprung masses. Rubber/metal mounts direct the transverse forces
precisely into the bodyshell, while their elasticity delivers good longitudinal
running characteristics. Track measures 1,668 mm at the front and 1,620
mm at the rear.
New developments in the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 include the
electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering. It delivers finely
differentiated, immediate feedback and has a direct, sporty ratio of 16.2:1.
Its power assistance, which generally consumes very little energy,
decreases as speed increases. The electromechanical power steering helps
the driver when braking and countersteering on road surfaces that are
slippery on one side by supporting the right correction.
Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) is available as an option and marks a
further innovation in the super sports car segment. At its heart is a
superimposed drive unit in the steering column driven by an electric motor.
The so-called strain wave gear can vary the ratio by almost 100 percent (9:1
– 17:1). In city traffic, the LDS steering is extremely direct, while its
intentionally indirect setup at high speed delivers supreme directional
stability. At the very edge of the cornering envelope, it minimizes
understeer, as well as oversteer during load transfer, by delivering tiny,
targeted countersteering impulses.
Also offered as an option is the new magneto-rheological damper control
system. Circulating in the pistons of the shock absorbers is synthetic oil
containing tiny magnetic particles. When a voltage is applied to a coil, it
generates a magnetic field. Inside this, the particles align themselves
perpendicularly to the flow of electricity and thus restrict the flow of oil
through the piston channels. A high-speed control unit continually
calculates the optimum value for each wheel. During turn-in, for instance, it
raises the damping force at the outside front wheel. This has the effect of
reducing bodyroll, and reaction becomes even more spontaneous as a
Another innovation in the Lamborghini Huracán is a new dynamic drive
mode system. The system is called ANIMA (Italian for Soul) – “Adaptive
Network Intelligent Management “.
Via a button in the lower steering wheel spoke, the driver can switch a
number of different vehicle systems between the modes “Strada”, “Sport”
and “Corsa” – from an everyday setup, through sporty to racing. It
encompasses the throttle valves, the sound flaps in the exhaust, the LDF 7-
speed dual-clutch transmission, the all-wheel drive, the ESC stability control
and the LDS as well as the magneto-rheological dampers.
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 runs in its standard format on silver 20-
inch alloy wheels; their “Giano” design is inspired by the classic
Lamborghini trademark of five large holes. The tires – 245/30 at the front
and 305/30 at the rear – are from the Pirelli P Zero range and were
developed specifically for the Huracán. Even lighter are the optional
“Mimas” wheels featuring a twin-spoke design and also measuring 20
inches – they are made using flow-forming technology.
Behind the big wheels are potent brakes come as standard with carbonceramic
technology. All four discs are internally ventilated and perforated,
their cooling channels quickly dissipating the heat. The front discs measure
380 millimeters, the rear 356 millimeters. Ten elements fasten the friction
ring to an aluminum carrier, which forms the connection to the wheel hub –
a concept from motorsport.
The high-end discs are virtually fade-free, extremely robust and offer
exceptional performance paired with excellent longevity; together, they
weigh considerably less than equivalent steel brake discs – the number of
kilograms measuring in double figures. The calipers – with six pistons at the
front and four at the back – are painted silver and bear Lamborghini
lettering. They are also optionally available in yellow, black, red and orange.
Furthermore, the Huracán is equipped with an electric parking brake.
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 uses a brand new electronics platform.
One particular focal point of the development process was the integration
of the ESC electronic stability control, which receives and sends all data at
incredibly high speeds. In the dynamic system’s “Sport” and “Corsa”
modes, ESC provides an increase in lateral dynamics. For a fast lap on the
track, the driver can completely deactivate the system.
The Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale is a system for precise and direct
measurements of the vehicle movements (X, Y, Z accelerations, Roll, Pitch,
Yaw rates). It consists of several on-board sensors: 3 accelerometers + 3
gyroscopes precisely placed on the center of gravity of the car and
provides real-time high-speed communication via a FlexRay CAN-bus to
ESC, 4WD, LMR, LDS.
The result are fast and responsive vehicle dynamics as well as maximized
vehicle performances. The system is derived from aeronautics and for the
first time applied in a series production car.
The new super sports car from Sant’Agata Bolognese leaves the factory
with an exceptionally high level of standard equipment. It encompasses a
host of high-end technologies including the Iniezione Diretta Stratificata
dual injection, the stop & start system, the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
Lamborghini Doppia Frizione and the all-wheel drive with the new
electrohydraulic multi-plate clutch. In the carbon-ceramic brake discs and
the new ANIMA dynamic drive mode system the Huracán offers two more
All light functions are fulfilled by LEDs – from the LED headlamps to the
interior lighting. The seats are equipped with electric backrest adjustment,
while the electric exterior mirrors have a fold-in function. Automatic
climate control is also standard, as is tinted glass all around. Two front
airbags and head/thorax airbags protect the driver and co-driver in the
event of an accident, with belt tensioners completing the package.
Further standard equipment features in the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
are the versatile multi-function steering wheel, the shift paddles for the
LDF transmission and the 12.3-inch display, which presents all key
instruments in a range of virtual views. The Lamborghini Infotainment
System is also standard and includes a radio with CD/DVD drive, an audio
interface and six speakers.
The interior of the super sports car comes as standard in Nero Ade black
with soft leather and Alcantara. Customers can also choose from a number
of additional variants – the two-tone “Elegante” interior, the one and twotone
“Sportivo” interior and the two-tone “Sportivo” interior with nappa
leather. Following market launch, Lamborghini will expand the Ad
Personam program – alongside exclusive colors and yarns, it offers a host
of additional features for making the car as individual as its owner’s
The equipment list for the Huracán includes further comfort options: an
optical parking assistant front and rear – which can be enhanced with a
reversing camera – fully electrically adjustable heated seats and an armrest.
In the field of infotainment, Lamborghini offers a navigation system with
extremely detailed 3D graphics, a Bluetooth interface and a digital radio
For the exterior, there is a transparent engine cover together with engine
bay cladding in carbon fiber. Optional wheels in Mimas design also set
powerful accents. The LDS steering system with its variable ratio and
MagneRide electromagnetic damping make the already extremely dynamic
handling just that little bit more thrilling. The tire pressure warning display
rounds off the range of chassis options.
9. Predecessor, Lamborghini Gallardo
The predecessor to the Huracán can already be considered a legend. With a
total of 14,022 built from 2003 until 2013, the Gallardo was an icon of
Italian automotive design and engineering. For the company, it achieved
previously unheard-of sales volumes; and thanks to a careful program of
updates, it continued to sell very well up to the very last minute.
The original version of the Gallardo debuted as a coupe eleven years ago at
the Geneva Motor Show – its 5.0-liter V10 delivering 368 kW / 500 hp. A
six-speed manual gearbox – optionally available as the automated e.gear
version – directed the torque to a rear-biased all-wheel drive with a viscous
coupling. It was followed in 2005 by the Gallardo Spyder with 382 kW / 520
hp. The lightweight Gallardo Superleggera coupe with 390 kW / 530 hp
marked the final iteration of the five-liter engine.
With the 2008 facelift, Lamborghini re-engineered the engine and the
model designation. The Gallardo Coupe was now called the LP 560-4, in
reference to the power output (412 kW) delivered by its ten-cylinder engine,
refined by direct injection and with its displacement increased to 5.2 liters.
The Spyder LP 560-4 followed a year later. 2010 saw the arrival of the LP
570-4 Superleggera, with yet more output (419 kW); followed by the LP
570-4 Spyder Performante. For fans of rear-wheel drive, Lamborghini
brought out the Gallardo LP 550-2 in 2011 as a coupe and spyder. Finally, in
2012, the LP 560-4 received another facelift that concentrated on the
Over the ten years of its production life, Lamborghini kept the Gallardo
fresh with a host of special-edition models. These included – to name but a
few – the SE (2005), the LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni (2009), the LP 570-4
Super Troefo Stradale (2011), the LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica (2012), the LP
570-4 Squadra Corse (2013) and the Gallardo 50th anniversary in
celebration of the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini Automobili in 2013. In
2004 and again in 2008, the Italian police took delivery of a pair of very
The super sports car from Sant’Agata also demonstrated its dynamic
potential on the race track with impressive results. Since 2005, the
Gallardo has been registered to compete in the GT class, and from 2006, it
took part in the German VLN Endurance Championship. Both competitions
saw it achieve a great deal of success. Then the world’s fastest single-brand
series celebrated its debut in 2009 – from the very start, the Lamborghini
Blancpain Super Trofeo established itself as a hugely popular racing series.
10. Technical Data
Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
Chassis Hybrid chassis made from aluminum and carbon
Bodyshell Outer skin made from aluminum,
and composite material.
Suspension Aluminum double-wishbone suspension
Springs and dampers Steel springs and hydraulic dampers. “MagneRide”
electromagnetic damper control available as an
ESC ESC/ABS characteristics can be adjusted via ANIMA,
ESC can be deactivated
Brakes Hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum
brake servo unit, six-piston calipers at the front,
four-piston calipers at the rear
Brake discs Carbon-ceramic brake discs,
∅ 380 x 38 mm front, ∅ 356 x 32 mm rear
Steering Electromechanical power steering, optional LDS
steering with variable ratio
Tires (standard) Pirelli 245/30 R20 (front) – 305/30 R20 (rear)
Wheels (standard) 8.5J x 20” (front) – 11J x 20” (rear)
Mirrors Electrically controlled exterior mirrors
Airbags Full Size dual-stage front airbags
Full size lateral airbags
Type Ten-cylinder V, 90°, IDS+MPI dual injection
Displacement 5204 cm3
Bore / stroke Ø 84,5 mm x 92,8 mm
Valve control Intake and exhaust camshafts with
continually variable adjustment
Compression 12.7 ± 0.2
Max. power 449 kW / 610 hp at 8,250 rpm
Max. torque 560 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Emissions class EURO 6
Exhaust treatment Four catalysts with lambda regulation
Cooling system Water and oil cooling systems
Engine Management Bosch MED 17
Lubrication Dry sump
Type All-wheel drive with electrohydraulic multi-plate
Transmission 7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission, shift
characteristics variable via Drive Select Mode
Vmax > 325 km/h
0–100 km/h 3.2 s
0–200 km/h 9.9 s
Wheelbase 2,620 mm
Length 4,459 mm
Width 1,924 mm
Width (incl. exterior
Height 1,165 mm
Track front 1,668 mm
Track rear 1,620 mm
Turning circle 11.5 m
Weight (dry) 1,422 kg
Weight/power 2.33 kg/hp
Weight Distribution 42 % (front) – 58 % (rear)
Fuel 80 liters
Urban 17.8 l/100 km
Extra-urban 9.4 l/100 km
Combined 12.5 l/100 km
CO2 emissions 290 g/km
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