The V10-powered Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 has made its Australian debut, and the company has confirmed more than 50 pre-orders have been placed since the car's global debut at the Geneva motor show six months ago.

Premiered at an event in Melbourne today, the Huracan starts from $428,000, or $27,000 below its Gallardo predecessor. As CarAdvice reported at the start of the month, Australia is the only country in the world where the price of the new Lamborghini Huracan is less than the model it replaces.

All Australian-delivered cars receive Magnetorheological dampers, a lifting system, Bluetooth connectivity and navigation – options in other markets – as standard. Parking sensors and Dynamic Steering are, however, optional at $3100 and $3500 respectively.

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Helping the four-wheel-drive Huracan claim a 3.2-second 0-100km/h time – and a 0-200km/h of 9.9sec – is a 448kW/560Nm 5.2-litre V10 and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission – the latter employing technology from parent company Volkswagen, albeit customised specifically for the Huracan in-house by Lamborghini. There is a claimed average fuel consumption figure (12.5L/100km) - but buyers are unlikely to care.

The first local owners are due to take delivery of their new Bull from tonight, with every Hurcan starting its life at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese in Italy, which CarAdvice went on a tour through recently.

Representatives at the all-new Lamborghini Melbourne showroom also confirmed to CarAdvice that 25 of the 50-plus orders received so far had come from the recently opened Victorian dealership.

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If the Huracan follows a similar course to the Gallardo, expect its range to expand over time to include a Spyder convertible, along with numerous high performance variants and special editions. At this stage, though, the head of Lamborghini Southeast Asia and Pacific, Sebastien Henry, told CarAdvice, the brand and its dealers are solely focused on the new LP610-4 Coupe.

When quizzed on the recently teased Lamborghini bound for next month's Paris motor show, and seemingly hinting at a new four-seater, Henry said with a wry smile, "I know nothing."

CarAdvice founder Anthony Crawford got behind the wheel of the Lamborghini Huracan at a very wet Fuji Speedway in Japan. Stay tuned for a local drive review shortly.

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