First Look 2015 Lamborghini Huracan

First Look 2015 Lamborghini Huracan

  • Posted on: 07/05/2014
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I just checked an item off my automotive bucket list.For the longest time, I’ve told my friends and family that, if I suddenly inherited all the money in the world, the first purchase I’d make would be a Lamborghini – a bright-green one.I love the brand’s in-your-face design, popularity amongst guys from Lil’ Wayne to Bruce Wayne, and the cars’ generally wild, obnoxious reputation in today’s pop culture. That probably says something about me, but whatever. Truthfully, there’s nothing else like a Lambo. Parked next to one, anything else looks like a relative gentleman’s car.

So, when Lamborghini invited me to drive back to Spain – to the track where we had just reviewed the McLaren 650S – I cancelled every other plan in my calendar. For the first time ever, I’d be united with my favorite brand in the world. And we’d start with its second go at the V10: the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4.

In Lamborghini’s two-car lineup, the Huracán (pronounced Ur-uh-cahn, rolling your ‘r’) replaces the V10 Gallardo, a car known to many as the ‘little Lambo.’

Thanks to a mid-cycle modernization and a series of special editions, the Gallardo never looked old, even 10 years into production, leading it to become the best-selling Lamborghini of all time. The Huracán, however, looks absolutely stunning.

The design formula hasn’t changed much here, and the car still draws its inspiration from the original hard-lined Countach, may she rest in peace. It’s still very low to the ground, very short up front, and very long in rear.

There’s an emphasis on where the engine belongs in a car – behind you – so it’s no surprise that the Huracán is all cabin and engine bay, and little else. And lord, is it angular. If you can find a curve in the sheet metal (aside from the wheel wells), I’ll give you a dollar. None exist. The designers even encouraged us to play a game of ‘count the hexagons,’ because the shape has been used dozens of times all over the car. Even the gas cap cover is hexagonal.

Even so, the Huracán doesn’t appear as razor-sharp as the Aventador, and I still haven’t exactly figured out why. It’s almost as if the folks at Lamborghini polished some of the edges out of this gem. They’re not rounded, but there’s something that looks nipped and tucked here, in a way that makes the car look a little more sleek, and a little less like you’ll cut yourself by touching it the wrong way.

The car still draws its inspiration from the original hard-lined Countach. Inside, the Huracán continues to make use of switchgears for many of the controls, much like a fighter jet. It also gains the flip-switch start button from the Aventador, giving a little more gravitas to the process of starting the car.

You’ll also find hexagons aplenty inside, from the air vents and steering wheel, to the HVAC controls and new 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster. That cluster is especially attractive, thanks to its sharp colors and ability to customize the display. If you want to see traditional gauges, fine. Performance stats? Sure. Navigation information? Definitely. Or, you ca

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