Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Engine: 5.2L V10 Available 602 HP
Transmission: Seven-Speed, Dual-Clutch Gearbox
A car with this much speed doesn’t let your pulse rest for long. The Huracan corners flat, grips hard, and blitzes out of bends. But it keeps your heart rate from fully redlining by being just as precise and predictable as it is explosive. More than just a pretty face in the valet lot, the Lamborghini Huracan seamlessly picks up where the Gallardo left off giving you the ultimate driving experience and leaving you wanting more. Capable of 202 mph and zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds. You expect intimidation and excitement, and thats exactly what you receive. The Huracan was an entirely new Lamborghini at the time, but the shark made out of polygons lived up to high expectations.
The beautiful collection of hexagons and hard, angry angles easily commands attention. The Huracans skin and underlying structure are mostly aluminum and the use of carbon fiber in the rear bulkhead, center tunnel, and portions of the B-pillars account for a 10-percent weight reduction and 50-percent rigidity increase when compared with its predecessor, the Gallardo. Like the Gallardo, the Huracans core is assembled in Necharsulm, Germany. Bodies arrived at the Lamborghini factory fully painted and ready for final assembly.
Trim & Glass:
The exterior trim is completely intact and presents extremely well. From the windshield trim surrounds, to the grills, and body trim to the clean glass everything is in very good condition.
Wheels & Brakes:
The brakes bite progressively, with some of the best modulation we’ve experienced from carbon-ceramic discs. Pirelli P Zero rubber sinks claws into the pavement to produce a cornering grip of 1.01 g’s and a 70-to-0-mph stopping distance of just 144 feet.
The Huracans interior is a perfect mix of exotic and practical. The cockpit has a retro flavor. Hex-shaped vents match the six-sided instrument cluster which houses a 12.3 inch TFT screen that can be configured to show a tachometer, speedometer, audio, phone, and navigation maps and directions. Supportive and comfortable seats offer a good driving position though the rearward visibility remains minimal. The steering wheel feels good in your hands and features the turn signal, wiper, high beam, and drive-mode select controls on the wheel itself.
Engine & Transmission:
The seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, Lamborghini’s first such transmission, executes ruthless, premeditated gearchanges. You don’t miss turbochargers when you have 10 cylinders inflating a torque curve to such a healthy level, either. Lamborghinis once had a reputation for being fast in a straight line and clunky in corners. This car is fast everywhere, though our test gear confirmed that this Huracán is freakishly quick in a straight line. We ripped to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and burst through the quarter-mile in 10.4 seconds at 135 mph. Forget the comparable Ferraris and McLarens—they’re eating the Huracán’s dust. In fact, the little Lambo even knocks off the Porsche 911 Turbo S, a computerized acceleration kill-bot and another bright satellite in the VW universe. At stoplights, the engine shuts off to deliver a claimed 10-percent increase in fuel economy.
Turning it on requires flipping a bright red flap that covers the start button. Press that button and a naturally aspirated screamer erupts: 5.2 liter V10 that eagerly spins to 8500 rpm. A new dual-fuel-injection system and revised intake deserve most of the credit for extra power in the Huracan’s engine when compared to the Gallardo and Audi R8. The Huracan was exclusively sold with a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox that delivers rapid-fire shifts controlled by a pair of paddles behind the leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The 12.3-inch digital instrument panel has three full-screen modes that focus on shifting at the limit, testing the terminal velocity, or using navigation. A row of toggles on the center stack houses the other important functions that don’t involve changing gears.
Paperwork & Pedigree:
Owners manuals, one key, and a clean carfax are included.