Taking styling cues from the Aventador and vicious Sesto Elemento, the sculpted Huracan is slightly heavier than the Gallardo it replaces at 1,422 kg, but uses a revised version of that naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine, which now develops 448 kW (610 HP) and 560 Nm of torque and is also EU6 compliant. Power is sent to the four-wheel drive system via a new flappy paddle-operated 7-speed dual-clutch transmission featuring Strada, Sport and Corsa modes.
With a power-to-weight ratio of 2.33 kilograms per horse power, 0-100 km/h happens in 3.2 seconds, with 200 km/h arriving in 9.9 seconds, while top speed is 325 km/h (202 mph) and fuel consumption average out at 12.5 litres per 100 km with CO2 emissions of 290 g/km. Sensibly, carbon-ceramic brakes are fitted as standard, while the variable ratio steering ratio system and magneto-rheologic damper control are both available as options.
Moving inside, the cockpit is upholstered in Nappa leather and Alcantara, while a full-colour 12.3 inch instrument panel takes care of navigation duties, the infotainment functions and rev-counting.
From next January, Lamborghini will be taking the Huracan on a world tour to 130 invitation-only preview events in more than 60 cities.