Published on December 20th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Lamborghini Huracan Leaked First Images
Here are the first official pictures of the Lamborghini Huracan which have leaked online, just days before the car’s planned debut. The overall silhouette follows the lines of the outgoing Gallardo it replaces, while the front end takes its inspiration from the Aventador. A ‘flying’ C-pillar and huge intakes in the side sills help engine and brake cooling, but also add drama to the rear quarter. Quad exhausts and slim rear lights emphasise the car’s incredibly low and wide stance.
The interior appears to pick up the aeronautical theme from the Aventador with a digital instrument cluster and a fighter-jet-inspired starter button, hidden underneath a flip-up cover.
This Lambo is expected to share a platform with the next-gen Audi R8, meaning a possible aluminium spaceframe construction should be far lighter than what lies underneath the Gallardo. Under the bonnet, the Huracan will use a heavily modified version of the 5.2-litre V10 from the Gallardo with power expected to be around the 600bhp mark. The 5.2-litre V10 powers the current LP 570-4 but it will be modified to produce an additional 38bhp, increasing its output to 600bhp and offering lower emissions.
Revisions are also expected to be made to the gearbox with a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission replacing the old e-gear system. It should help the Huracan hit 62mph in a little over three seconds and top 200mph.
While weight will be kept to a minimum thanks to the extensive use of carbon fibre and aluminium – in fact, the Huracan should tip the scales at a lean 1,300kg in two-wheel drive form, while the four-wheel drive will see 30kg added to that.
After 10 years on sale the Gallardo sold 14,022 models with 35 variants of the supercar making it into production. It was the most successful car to come manufactures Sant’Agata plant in Bolognese.