The Lamborghini Huracan is the Italian brand's most affordable model, priced from $428,000 plus on-road costs. It replaced the Gallardo, which was the Italian maker’s biggest selling model ever, and the company already knows the Huracan will take that mantel over its life cycle.
By most people’s standards it’s hardly what you’d call ‘affordable’. But when you consider this bad boy starts about $100K cheaper than, say, the Ferrari 458 (which will be replaced by the 488 GTB later this year, and that new turbo model could be even dearer), the new Lambo base model could be considered a supercar bargain.
Powering the Huracan is a gruntier version of the Gallardo’s V10 engine, with the same 5.2-litre capacity now churning out 449kW of power (or 610 horsepower, hence the LP 610-4 name, with the 4 denoting the car’s all-wheel-drive system) and 560Nm of torque.
The maximum torque isn’t as eye-bulgingly high as some turbocharged supercars, but the V10’s high-revving nature means peak pulling power hits at 6500rpm, while max power hits at a staggering 8250rpm. Its performance claims are, as you might expect, quite staggering: 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds, 0-200km/h in 9.9sec.
But what's it like on a track? Watch the video to find out.