2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 AUTOart - 54604 (diecast)
The Lamborghini Huracán (“hurricane” in Spanish) LP610-4 came to substitute the Gallardo. As with all models from Lamborghini, Huracán was the name of a fighting bull, that became famous in 1879. And that bull had some very big shoes to fill. Produced from 2003 to 2013, the Gallardo was the best selling model from Lamborghini ever. With the success of the Gallardo, the Huracán followed its formula. So like its predecessor, it has a “Longitudinale Posteriore” (longitudinal mid-rear) engine and four-wheel drive. But more powerful than the Gallardo, it’s rated at about 610 metric horsepower. So add that up and you get “LP610-4”. But it’s not just more powerful than the Gallardo; it technologically surpasses its predecessors in many areas. For instance, the new car has a magnetically controlled suspension system. With its magnetorheological dampers the CPU adapts the suspension system to road conditions on the fly.
The chassis of the Huracán is also brand new. It’s an all aluminum affair with a central tunnel and rear bulkhead made of carbon fiber. But as always with high-end sports cars, the heart of the beast is the engine. The Huracán comes with a naturally aspirated 5204 cm³ V10 with 40 valves and DOHC. With both direct fuel injection and multi-point fuel injection, it can produce 602 hp. All those stallions reach the pavement via a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, called “Doppia Frizione”. The Huracán is not exactly light, with a curb weight of 1553, but sure is fast. It can go from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and reach 200 km/h in 9.9 seconds. Top speed is 325 km/h.
If you look at Lamborghini’s sales until 2014, you will see that they sold around 30,000 cars. Of this total, 14,022 were Gallardos. That being so, the Sant’Agata manufacturer had a lot riding on the new car. Nonetheless, in October of 2019, just five years after its debut, Lamborghini sold its 14,022th Huracán. So in other words, the car Veni, vidi, vici.
In the 2000s I was a bigger fan of the Gallardo than of the Murciélago – the latter was a bit brutish for my tastes. Conversely, nowadays if I had to choose, I would prefer the big brother Aventador over the Huracán. Still, no one can deny that the Huracán is nothing but impressive. And in scale, as usual, AUTOart did a heckuva job. The model looks fantastic, and I’m very pleased with it. Therefore, I really need an Aventador now….