Last weekend at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Lamborghini unveiled the Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo but company’s CEO Stephan Winkelmann also revealed something about manufacturer’s future plans. According to Winkelmann, the Huracan LP610-4 Spyder will make its debut next year but what he also confirmed is a rear-wheel-drive version of the Huracan.
As you may know already, the Gallardo had the LP550-2 Balboni edition, a rear-wheel-drive version using a manual transmission dedicated to Valentino Balboni, its former chief test driver who retired in October 2008 after 40 years spent at Lamborghini.
Lamborghini offered only 250 units of the LP550-2 Balboni and it might do the same thing with the new Huracan. A Superleggera version is expected as well.
The Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 made its debut earlier this year at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and it is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine rated at 610 hp (448 kW) at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6,500 rpm.
With these numbers, the Huracan LP610-4 is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h (200 mph).
Lamborghini’s new model was named after a fighting bull of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed and is remembered for its courage and strong sense of attack.
Every line and every detail in the elegant yet powerful design of a Lamborghini is crafted to pursue speed, dynamics and performance. As a Lamborghini, the new Huracan LP 610-4 also considers design as an essential element – free from any decorations yet still unmistakable as one of the brand’s offerings.
Lamborghini gave the Huracan some powerful proportions defined by its length of 4,459 mm, width of 1,924 mm and height 1,165 mm, as well as a wheelbase of 2,620 mm.
Its exterior look is defined by its dynamic wedge, taut curves, sharp edges and the distinctive hexagon shape – all made possible thanks to Lamborghini’s expertise and technology with aluminum and carbon fiber as well as with geometric surfaces. Lamborghini’s hexagon signature is found on the side windows, front air intakes and their mesh inserts as well as on the apertures for the engine. This hexagon form is also found in the standard Ginao wheels.
Meanwhile, the front end of the Lamborghini Huracan is shaped like an arrow and looks like the nose of a shark. The contour of the hood is thanks to the distinctive two pleats. The front end of the Huracan is also marked by flat, angular headlamps that employ LED technology. Each headlamp is marked by two Y-shaped contours, as formed by light guides that produce the daytime running light. The LED headlamps deliver a color temperature of 5,500 Kelvin – or close to that of daylight – allowing them to provide outstanding road illumination while placing little strain on the eyes. These LED units could last the lifetime of the Huracan and consume as little energy.
The front end of the Lamborghini Huracan also features a deep, large air intake stretching across the full width of the vehicle. The massive intakes feature body-colored fins cutting strong diagonal lines through it. Likewise, the lower contours of the intake protrude to form a splitter.