From the House of the Raging Bull…
The introduction of the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 marked an end of an era of the highly successful Gallardo series. The Huracán LP 610-4 ushers in an entirely new version of the iconic Raging Bull. Bristling with technology from Sant’ Agata Bolognese with love, the all-new Huracán is an ultra-luxury supercar with breathtaking beauty and performance…rather fortuitous circumstances don’t you agree? Automobili Lamborghini is writing the next chapter in its legendary heritage.
The Huracán LP 610-4 continues the high-performance legacy in the Lamborghini tradition. It was introduced at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show. Fighting bull Huracán was of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed. During the bull fight in August, 1879 in Alicante, he became well known for his courage and calculating attacks. His indomitable spirit made him invincible…just as the Lamborghini –
During its ten year tenure, the Lamborghini Gallardo escalated the brand into new heights of exclusivity and supremacy in a supercar. It raised the bar of success even higher. With a production total of 14,022 Gallardos built makes it the most successful Lamborghini ever built. Like its predecessors, the Countach…the Miura…the Diablo…the Murcielago…and the Gallardo, the Huracán LP 610-4 is going to where no other supercar has ever gone before – but then, it’s so typical from the House of the Raging Bull. You Go Lambo!
With the revolutionary new Huracán LP 610-4, as with all Lamborghinis…every bodyline and contour has purpose. Form and functionality of its exterior design enhances its wind-cheating aerodynamics. Each contour battles the wind working with it to increase its aerodynamic efficiency while reducing the drag coefficient and maximizing downforce. It also channels the airflow to cool the engine and brakes.
The familiar arrow shape of its nose slices through the atmosphere with sharp curves and edges that aid stability at high speeds. Even its underbody is designed into vehicle dynamics channeling airflow to manage cooling working with the front end anti-lift geometry. It’s a sleek aerodynamic exercise discharged in a manner only the House of the Raging bull could.
It utilizes the traditional Lamborghini geometric shapes in the architecture. The hexagonal front intakes are reminiscent of the Murcielago with a hint of the Aventador combined with a dash of Reventon…the “Y” shape of the LED Technology headlamps are Lamborghini hallmarks. This technological advance in exterior lighting shines close enough to resemble daylight; thus illuminating the road in a manner that reduces eye stress. Surprisingly, they will last the life of the vehicle. These LED’s are so energy efficient that they have replaced every single bulb for both exterior and interior lighting.
Just as the front end battles cross winds and lift, the rear is designed to create maximum downforce. The rear diffuser works with vehicle anti-squat geometry to maintain stability. It also utilizes airflow for optimum cooling to the engine and brakes. It doesn’t fight the wind, it uses it to its advantage. Aesthetically, it is as beautiful as the front end styling. The familiar “Y” shape is apparent in the LED taillamps.
The aggressive placement of the four chrome exhaust ports and the oversized diffuser adds a dramatic appeal. There is nothing nondescript about Lambo-style. For a truly avant-garde appearance, one may opt for the transparent engine cover to display its magnificent V10 engine. With this version, the engine bay is clad in highly visible carbon-fibre made using Lambo’s patented Forged composite Technology.
This beautiful aerodynamic wedge of power is constructed from aluminium and carbon-fibre. The outer portions are made from aluminium and composite materials. CFRP provides strength without adding bulk. The RTM process is used for the occupant cell where they form parts of the floor and sills, the center tunnel, rear bulkhead, and “B” pillars. The X-shaped brace in the engine bay is also made from CFRP. Stainless-steel self-piercing rivets are used to connect the aluminium and carbon-fibre components.
From the striking front end design to its muscular haunches back to the chiseled rear end styling, the Huracán LP 610-4 epitomizes everything that makes a Lamborghini…a Lamborghini. Once again the master craftsmen at Lamborghini Centro Stile have created a rolling masterwork. The Huracán is available in seventeen finishes, seven of which are new. One may select from two matte finishes, metallics, and elegant pearlescent shades. For the owners’ that demand an even more exclusive car, Centro Stile’s Ad Personam program allows them to create a completely bespoke vehicle that’s as individual as their own fingerprints –
Continuing the unparalleled sports car experience, the Huracán LP 610-4 is equipped with a world-class cockpit, fully integrated controls, and a virtual 12.3” TFT instrument cluster. It can be configured into different modes providing the driver with pertinent information in a virtual format. Geometric shapes has always dominated the raging bull. Sharply defined hexagonal accents augment the fascia. The dash is low with instruments and air vents that appear to be floating. The console sweeps from the dash to the center tunnel.
The cabin is more spacious than its predecessor. The ergonomically designed seats can be electrically operated with optional enhancements to maximize comfort levels even higher. All-important accessories are mounted to the steering wheel for convenience so the driver may focus on the road ahead. The 12.3” TFT is high-resolution with razor-sharp graphics and visual effects. A superfast graphic processor with the Tegra 30 chip from the Tegra 3 Series by NVidia works the magic. It generates 60 frames per second guaranteeing homogeneous movement of its needle.
The center console houses the controls for the A/C and infotainment system. Controls for direct access to the main menus of the navigation system, phone, radio, media & sound with a rotary control for volume are also conveniently placed on the console for easy access. Arranged horizontally on the tunnel are the start/stop button, transmission controls, electronic parking brake and other thoughtful amenities.
Monotones and duo-tones dominate the cabin. Leather trimmed with Alcantara tastefully accents this luxury supercar with an understated elegance. A special version for the cabin trim called Sportiva is available with supple Nappa leather; contrasting stitching is an option to further express your individuality.
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is not only beautiful…but has the heart of a bull. A naturally aspirated 5.2 litre V10 engine produces 610 hp (PS, 602 bhp) @ 8,250 rpm packing a prolific punch with 560 Nm of peak torque @ 6,500 rpm. The engine uses variable valve timing which manages both intake and exhaust phases into and out of the combustion chamber. Longitudinal acceleration is rated as 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds, 0-124 mph in 9.9 seconds with a top speed of 202 mph. This mid-rear mounted engine or “longitudinale postiore” is the traditional Lamborghini tradestyle.
The V10 engine is equipped with the dry sump system as its medium of lubrication. This Formula 1 inspired technology allows the engine to be positioned lower into the chassis which lowers the center of gravity. A separate tank is used to store the oil with a series of pumps sending oil to the engine and scavenge pumps to return the oil to the tank. A pressure lubrication pump works in conjunction with the load required.
The new “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” combines both direct and indirect injection. During start up and high revs, a common rail system injects fuel at a pressure of up to 180 bar directly into the combustion chambers causing an intense swirl resulting in a cooling effect to the cylinder walls. This permits a higher compression ratio of 12.7:1. During lower revs the fuel is injected indirectly into the manifold to reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions. During medium revs both injection systems synchronize.
The Huracán LP 610-4 is equipped with an all-new electronic platform. The “Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale” integrates vehicle dynamics managing each through sophisticated on-board sensors: 3 accelerometers and 3 gyroscopes strategically placed on the center of gravity of the bull to provide real-time high-speed computation via FlexRay Can-bus to ESC, 4WD, LMR and LDS. In the system’s “Sport” & “Corsa” modes the ESC provides an increase in lateral dynamics. The driver may disengage the system when intervention would be a pain such as a fast lap around the track. This system was developed for the aerospace industry and is the first application to a production model vehicle. It results in quick, responsive vehicle dynamics and optimum vehicle performance.
Power is transferred to the road by a sophisticated, extremely quick shifting 7-speed electrohydraulic dual-clutch transmission. The Huracán LP 610-4 delivers unprecedented performance and here’s why. The “Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF) works with technologically advanced all-wheel drive. The driver can choose from three different modes: Strada (street), Sport, & Corsa (track).
The transmission gear ratios are closely set for optimum performance. It uses an independent unit where electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic components network together. The oil pump supplies lubrication to gearsets for gears 1, 3,5, & 7. A hollow shaft rotates around a solid shaft. It is connected to the second clutch that manages gearsets for gears 2, 4, & 6 as well as reverse.
The two partial gear boxes are permanently active but only one of them is attached to the engine. This intuitive system shifts virtually imperceptible without any interruption in torque. If the car is accelerating in third gear, the second partial gearbox already has the fourth gear engaged. The shifts take place through switching the clutches. The first clutch opens while the second closes, this all takes place in just a few hundredths of a second. When maximum acceleration is required, the vehicle Launch Control manages the clutch ensuring sufficient engine power is delivered to the road with a limited degree of tire slip.
The second output is the LDF connection via propeller shaft to the engine to the front axle. An electronically controlled hydraulically actuated multi-plate clutch manages torque distribution. The plates run in an oil bath. The Huracán LP 610-4 has a strong rear-drive bias with approximately 30 percent of the engine torque to the front wheels by pushing the plate set together in a controlled manner. All 100 percent of torque can be distributed to the rear. The rear uses a mechanical differential lock integrated into the LDF which enhances traction further.
Lamborghini is the first Italian supercar to use all-wheel drive and was introduced to the world in 1993 by the Diablo VT. All-wheel drive optimizes acceleration out of cornering. The Adaptive Network Intelligent Management, or ANIMA coordinates the efforts of the engine, transmission, all-wheel drive, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) integrating them into vehicle dynamics.
The innovative hybrid chassis is a collage of technology. It is built partially from high-strength aluminium. The front and rear sections with axle mounts are constructed from lightweight alloy. Carbon-fibre is also made using the patented RTM-Lambo (Resin Transfer Molding) in-house process. Lamborghini pioneered this exclusive technology and are world leaders in its design. Carbon-fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) is another of Lambo’s myriad achievements that have been replicated throughout the industry.
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 has an optional MagneRide Adaptive Suspension aka magneto-rheological fluid suspension. It is based upon metallic particles in its fluid with a low viscosity but becomes quasi-solid when applied to a magnetic field. The dampers are continuously controlled by this smart fluid adapting to all road conditions. The system uses a network of sensors throughout the vehicle. These dampers utilize algorithms to control the yield point of shear stress of the smart fluid with the electromagnetic current. Increased electric current causes the damper to stiffen, less current softens the damper.
Brembo carbon-ceramic four-wheel ventilated and perforated discs stop the raging bull in its tracks without fade with rapid heat dissipation. Just like its namesake Huracán the fighting bull, the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 has indomitable spirit which needs to be under control at all times. The brakes are fastened to the friction ring by an aluminium carrier that forms the connection to the wheel hub. This technique is a concept derived from lessons learned from Lamborghini’s motorsport heritage. They utilize six-piston calipers fitted to the front axle and four-piston calipers to the rear axle. The calipers are available in yellow, black, red, and orange with the “Lamborghini” name proudly displayed.
The Huracán LP 610-4 rides on large 20” Giano forged alloy wheels with the classic Lambo trademark of five large holes. The bull maintains its track with staggered Pirelli P Zero tires size 245/30 at the front axle and 305/30 in the rear. They are manufactured specifically for the Huracán. For added panache, weight saving twin-spoke 20” Mimas are optional to make the bull even lighter on its feet.
The all-new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 has to be seen to be believed, driven to be appreciated, and owned for total satisfaction. It is the most technologically advanced Lambo yet. It’s a fresh new approach from the house of the Raging bull. Power, presence, and performance are just a tap of the accelerator away. It is another winner from Sant’ Agata Bolognese with love…you GO Lambo!
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Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 from the House of the Raging Bull