The long-awaited successor to the best-selling Lamborghini ever made, the Gallardo, has finally been revealed in the shapely form of the Huracan.

The all-wheel-drive monster will boast a powerful V10 engine that has been donated from parent company Audi. The unit will be fettled by the Italians to produce in excess of 600bhp, enough to propel the menacing machine to a top speed of over 200mph.

Spy shots and sneaky videos of the model have already been circulating the Internet for some time, with many believing it would be dubbed the Cabrera, but Lamborghini has instead opted for the Huracan LP610-4 as its full title, with the title coming from a famous spanish fighting bull.

The Huracan will do battle with the like of Audi’s second generation R8, Ferrari’s 458 and McLaren’s brilliant 12C when it goes on sale towards the end of 2015 and competition will be fierce.

But the Sant’Agata technicians believe they can tempt customers away from the aforementioned supercars with an all-new aluminium and carbon fibre chassis and a swathe of new, premium technology inside the cabin.

The result is a machine that can be driven every day yet still impress on track and skin most other motors at the lights thanks to its 0-62mph acceleration time of just 3.2 seconds.

Selectable driving modes will also be a key feature, too, so customers will be able to cruise around town in luxury thanks to the seamlessly shifting seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission but also hit the Strada, Sport or Corsa button for sporty to extreme performance settings.

Prices are yet to be confirmed but expect it to be in excess of the current Gallardo’s £160,000 price tag.

Can’t wait until 2015? Why not browse our classifieds for a Gallardo bargain

Leon Poultney


December 24, 2013

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial