Lamborghini Accademia goes to Laguna Seca, 24 people will learn how to drive

Article by Christian A., on August 4, 2014

If you love fast cars and want to learn how to drive them, we have great news for you as Lamborghini has just announced that it will host the first-ever North American performance driving school from September 14-17, at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

As expected, this year’s Lamborghini Accademia will focus on the brand new Huracan LP 610-4. Only 24 participants will be able to receive a certificate form Lamborghini Squadra Corse after completing morning exercises such as slalom, acceleration, braking, drifting and section training at Laguna Seca’s key corners such as the famous Corkscrew.

In the afternoon, the participants will be able to learn full-course lapping. In October, the Lamborghini Accademia returns to Hockenheim, Germany on October 1-2. The Winter Accademia event dates for the 2014-2015 season will be announced shortly.

For those who don’t know, the new Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that delivers 610 hp (448 kW) at 8,250 rpm and 560 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.

As a result, the Lamborghini Huracan accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.9 seconds and offers a top speed in excess of 320 km/h or 200 mph.

Every line and every detail in a Lamborghini represents a pursuit for speed, dynamics and performance. As such, having a design that exudes the power of a Lamborghini essentially defines its elegance, and this is also true with the new Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4.

The new Lamborghini Huracan features a dynamic design only constricted by its dimensions: 4,459 mm in length, 1,924 mm in width and 1,165 mm in height, as well as 2,620 mm in wheelbase. Thanks to Lamborghini’s expertise in working with aluminum and carbon fiber as well as with geometric surfaces, the new Huracan features taut curves contrast with sharp edges. The new Huracan also features the hexagon, which has become a characteristic basic form for Lamborghini.

This hexagonal shape can be found on the front air intakes and their mesh inserts, in the intake openings for the engine, and in the side windows, as well as in the standard-fit Giano wheels.

As intended by designers, the new Huracan features an arrow-shaped front end angling downward – just like the nose of a shark -- with two pleats giving more contour to the hood. The front end is also defined by flat, angular LED headlamps, which light guides deliver the daytime running light, forming two Y-shaped contours in each headlamp.

The LED units offer a color temperature of 5,500 Kelvin, or very close to that of daylight, giving the headlamps the capability to deliver outstanding road illumination while placing little stress on the eyes. Moreover, the energy-efficient LED units could last the lifetime of the Huracan.

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