Lamborghini’s “entry-level” supercar, the Huracán. The angular design is severe yet elegant; the stealth fighter–like cockpit is as luxurious as it is intense. Nestled behind the cockpit is a 5.2-liter V-10 with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (sorry, no manual transmission is offered); with rear-wheel drive, it makes 571 hp and with all-wheel drive it produces 602. A convertible version (Spyder) is also available.
The Lamborghini Gallardo has been the Italian automaker’s most successful car to date with a total production of 14,002 units in its 10-year life span. When it announced that the Gallardo was being retired, many said that the successor had big shoes to fill and would probably have to just as crazy as the Gallardo was when it was launched. It seems that after all the hype Lamborghini has not disappointed when it launched the Huracan LP 610-4 in April of this year.
That the Huracán was designed with open-roofed aspirations from the start helps the cause, and it means that popping the top didn’t require extra bracing for its aluminum and carbon-fiber spaceframe. Lamborghini R&D head Maurizio Reggiani says torsional rigidity is reduced by 10 percent versus the coupe, although detecting the loss is all but impossible—90 percent of hyperstiff is still hyperstiff. Indeed, we couldn’t detect a hint of cowl quiver in our drive around extremely rainy Miami.