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Lamborghini Huracán: eight years of success with twelve versions for the road and three for the circuit


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Lamborghini, and its Huracán, are two names that are likely to be on any car aficionado’s wish list. The model has just turned eight years old, coinciding with the departure from the production line of the 20,000th Huracán: an STO in the Grigio Acheso Matt finish that will be delivered to a client in the Principality of Monaco.

The Huracán Super Trofeo Omologata represents the maximum expression of performance in a vehicle created for the road and inspired by the brand’s legacy in competition. This model heads the wide family of Huracán models, which since its launch in 2014 and thanks to its naturally aspirated engine, has transmitted performance and emotions to those who have gotten behind the wheel.

“When we made his presentation, we said that
Lamborghini was writing the next chapter of its history with the Huracán”, declares Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Huracán has been an evolution in terms of design, technological know-how, enjoyment behind the wheel and records on the circuit and sales since its launch. It was designed as a car whose mission was to deliver super sports thrills in everything from everyday driving to exhilarating track performance. Each version of the Huracán has stayed true to that Lamborghini philosophy. Likewise, in motorsport, the Huracán is not only the protagonist of the Super Trofeo one-make championship, but has also shown its potential in the GT3 category of championships around the world.”

The success of the Hurricane has endured for eight years. Its appeal has been maintained over time thanks to its wide range of versions: 12 for road and three for competition. Since 2014, 71% of customers have chosen the coupé versions and 29% have opted for the cabriolet versions. Leading the markets is the United States, where more than 32% of Huracán models have been delivered in recent years, followed by the United Kingdom and the Greater China region. This solid success also continues today: the Huracán models have made a significant contribution to Lamborghini’s sales record in 2021, with sales increasing to 2,586 units, due in part to the positive customer response after the launch of the Hurricane STO.

Lamborghini Huracán: created for the road and inspired by competition

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Lamborghini Huracán: created for the road and inspired by competition

2014: the first coupé version, LP 610-4

The first Huracán coupé version (LP 610-4) debuted at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, with four-wheel drive, 610 hp, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 325 km/h. New features included Lamborghini’s ANIMA driving mode selector, gyroscope-sensing LPI system, dual fuel injection system and LED lighting throughout the car – a first in the supercar sector. The Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015. The naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine is the same as that of the coupé and develops 610 hp. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 3.4 seconds and its top speed is 323 km/h.

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2015: Huracán LP 580-2, a rear-wheel drive experience

The difference with the LP 610-4 is that it has a lower horsepower engine and rear-wheel drive instead of all-wheel drive. It is equipped with the same 5.2-litre V10 engine as the 610-4, but with power reduced to 580 hp and 533 Nm of torque. Thanks to the absence of all-wheel drive, Lamborghini engineers have achieved a weight reduction of 33 kg compared to the Huracán coupé, achieving a figure of 1,389 kg. The maximum speed is 320 km/h. In November 2016, during the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Spyder RWD version of the Huracán LP 580-2 was presented. The naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 is the same as the coupe and develops 580 hp. In 2016, a limited edition of 250 units called Avio was presented, which celebrated the aeronautical inspiration in the design of the Huracán.

2016: debut of the Huracán Performante and record lap at the Nürburgring

The 640 hp Huracán Performante burst onto the markets in 2016: thanks to Lamborghini’s ALA active aerodynamics innovations, it set the lap record for a production car at the Nürburgring and scooped awards around the world. In 2018, the Huracán Performante Spyder was the pinnacle of Huracán development, offering a sublime combination of technological innovations and unprecedented performance with open-top driving. Like the Performante coupé, the Spyder boasts 640bhp at 8,000rpm and produces 600Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.1 seconds and do 0 to 200 km/h in 9.3 seconds.

2019: the new Huracán EVO – the next generation of the V10 supercar

In 2019, the premiere of the Huracán EVO ‘evolution’ took place. Its distinctive design reflected its aerodynamic superiority and improved driving dynamics for the 640PS model, combining these with the outstanding capabilities of the Performante, rear-wheel drive, torque vectoring and LDVI with predictive logic. The EVO Spyder integrated the new generation of the vehicle dynamics control system and the aerodynamics developed for the coupé as well as an evolution of the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter Lamborghini V10 engine capable of developing greater power thanks to the incorporation of titanium intake valves. In 2020, the Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) was presented, offering 610 hp of power at 8,000 rpm and 560 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, in a lightweight rear-wheel drive car with dynamic steering capable of offering maximum driving fun. steering wheel. The Huracán EVO RWD accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 325 km/h. In the same year, Automobili Lamborghini was the first car brand to use augmented reality (AR) for the virtual launch of a new model, the Huracán EVO RWD Spyder. Using Apple’s AR Quick Look, the company showed off its latest V10 supercar to where its customers and fans around the world were.

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2021: Huracán STO – the essence of Lamborghini Squadra Corse

The Huracán STO (Super Trofeo Omologata) was presented in 2021. With this model, Lamborghini transferred its experience and know-how in the world of competition to a car approved for road use. It is inspired by the Huracán EVO Super Trofeo, which has been developed by Squadra Corse for Lamborghini’s one-make competition, as well as the Huracán EVO GT3, three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona and two-time winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring. . With its naturally aspirated 640hp V10 engine, generating 565Nm of torque at 6,500rpm, the rear-wheel drive Huracán STO offers incredible acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in 3.0 seconds and goes from 0 to 200km/h in 9.0 seconds. It reaches a maximum speed of 310 km/h.

2022: Huracán Tecnica, designed and conceived to obtain the best of both worlds

The latest member of the Huracán family, unveiled in April 2022, is the Huracán Técnica: the new generation of the rear-wheel drive V10, developed for drivers seeking driving fun and lifestyle perfection both on and off the road. circuit. The Tecnica surname shows the evolution of the Huracán’s technical perfection, instantly setting this version apart. It is an update of the Huracán both outside and inside, with a new look that accentuates the improvement in aerodynamics focused on obtaining greater performance, stability and ease of use, especially on the track. Taking its engine from the Huracán STO, with an increase of 30 hp over the rear-wheel drive (RWD) Huracán EVO, the powertrain delivers 565 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm and improved acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h. in 3.2 seconds.

In 2021, Lamborghini became the first automaker to integrate full vehicle system control via Amazon Alexa in the Huracán EVO, and also the first to adopt the what:three:word function for precise, anywhere navigation. of the world. Lamborghini fans can enjoy the Huracán in many video games and e-sports competitions, such as FORZA Horizon, Gran Turismo, Rocket League and Assetto Corsa Competizione.

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custom models

More than 60% of the Lamborghini Huracán delivered have been configured with the Ad Personam customization program, which offers a wide palette of colors, trims and special materials. The Ad Personam program currently offers around 300 colors for the exterior, but the customer can always request a custom option. Customers from Central Europe, Japan and the UK are the most demanding bespoke customization. Everyday objects such as furniture, sofas, clothes, as well as make-up (eye shadow, nail polish), precious stones and watch straps serve as inspiration for Lamborghini customers. They need to feel free to create something that represents them: their tastes, their personality and their daily lives.

As part of the customization program, a rear-wheel-drive Huracán was created for the Pope, personalized in the colors of the Vatican and presented in Vatican City with the aim of being auctioned off for charity.

Police car

Throughout its long relationship with the Italian police, several Huracán have been delivered to the Italian police, which have been used mainly in medical emergencies. Last year, a Hurricane traveled 489 kilometers from Padua to Rome in just over two hours to transport an organ that was to be transplanted.

Visitors landing at Bologna’s Guglielmo Marconi Airport have enjoyed watching the Huracán follow-me guide planes onto the runways.

The Huracáns have ventured across landscapes from Transylvania to the Scottish Highlands and the Norwegian Lofoten Islands, wowing Lamborghini Accademia entrants on circuits and ice tracks with their impressively dynamic performance.

The Huracán and its successor EVO have also made track history. Almost 500 racing Huracáns have rolled off the production line in Super Trofeo and GT3 versions, including a limited edition from Squadra Corse to celebrate 10 years of the Super Trofeo in 2019. The Huracán GT3s have won more than 40 titles and 117 wins in more than 12 championships around the world. Lamborghini is the only automaker to have won the GTD class at the 24 Hours of Daytona three times in a row; the GT3 and GT3 EVO also achieved double wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, two years in a row, in 2018 and 2019.


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