Lamborghini has unveiled its latest addition to the supercar ranks, the all-new Huracan.
The Huracan name follows the Lamborghini marque's "Raging Bull" theme, being named after a famous invincible fighting bull from 1879. It is powered by a new V10, producing 610hp and accelerating 0-100 kmh in 3.2 seconds, 0-200kmh in 9.9secs with a top speed of over 325 kmh.
It is the successor to the most successful Lamborghini ever - the Gallardo - which ended a 10-year 14,022 production run earlier this year.
The Huracan, which will make its world public debut at the Geneva Motorshow 2014, packs maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6500 rpm, weighs just 1422 kilograms for a power-to-weight ratio of 2.33kg per horsepower.
Lamborghini says the Huracan "revolutionises the design language of the Gallardo and is pure in its lines".
The interior is dominated by an innovative cockpit. A 12.3 inch full-colour TFT instrument panel delivers all car information to the driver, from rev counter to navigation maps and infotainment functions, and can be configured by the driver in different setups.
Fine Nappa leather and Alcantara distinguish the interior, with several colour combinations offered to ensure broad individualisation options.
It is equipped with stop and start technology which helps reduce the combined EU consumption figure to 12.5 litres per 100 km.
The power of the V10 engine is brought to the road via the new seven-speed dual clutch transmission ''Lamborghini Doppia Frizione'' (LDF) and fully electronically controlled four-wheel drive system.
The different driving modes of the Huracán can be selected via a driving dynamics selector switch in the steering wheel - from traction-oriented on the road to extreme performance on the race track, with three setups of the dynamics system: Strada, sport and Corsa. The different modes ensure extensive modification in road behaviour. In particular they influence the set-ups of several systems, such as the gearbox and engine behaviour, the sound, the four-wheel-drive system and electronic stability control.
The Huracan's carbon-ceramic brakes are a standard feature.
The Huracan is produced at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese on an entirely newly-equipped production line.
Delivery to the first customers is planned for next year's New Zealand autumn.
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