Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 (mid 2014)
Lamborghini has released details on the Huracan LP610-4 (named after a Spanish fighting bull from the late 1800s), its successor to the now 10-year old ‘baby’ Gallardo. Powered by a developed version of the Gallardo’s 5.2-litre, naturally aspirated V10 engine, producing 448kW/560Nm, Lamborghini claims it will blast from 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds, and from 0-200km/h in just 9.9. The car’s chassis is made from a combination of aluminium and carbonfibre for light weight and increased stiffness, while its AWD system is now electronically controlled, with a ‘Driving Dynamics’ system switchable through three modes: Strada (road), Sport, and Corsa (race). One of the most significant mechanical changes is the move from the previous (literally neck-snapping) E-Gear single-clutch transmission to a new version of its Audi R8 cousin’s twin-clutch gearbox, called LDF (Lamborghini Doppia Frizione). Public launch will be at the Geneva motor show in March, with a mid-2014 on-sale date. Expect launch pricing in the mid-$400K range.