Brand new for the 2015 model year, the Lamborghini Huracan LP10-4 maintains the generational appeal of the automaker through speed and dramatic style. After all, people aren’t lining up to buy a Lambo because it is value-price. It is style and speed that attract most buyers although there is also likely a healthy portion of ego, power, competitiveness and expectations involved. There’s nothing wrong in owning a car of this magnitude. Even those who may dismiss it as excessive probably have aspirations to park one in their garage or take one for a fly. So let’s get right to some of the details involved in what some have called the baby-Lambo, the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4.
Toned Down Styling? Well…Slightly.
No one is going to accuse Lamborghini of abandoning the angles, edges and points ingrained in the brand with the all new Huracan LP610-4. It is, however, hard not to notice the trademark points have been toned down, or perhaps, just hushed up a bit. There’s no mistake, however, this is a Lambo through and through. Exterior styling still includes an angular, Jaws-like grill. It’s almost menacing headlamps sweep into its hood which in turn, seems to seamlessly morph into its low profile windshield. The rear deck and aerodynamic side panels make maximum use of the air as it needs it, while artfully dismissing its negative affects when it doesn’t. The Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 cuts the wind like a sharp axe. When compared with predecessors like the Aventador, there are indeed less points, angles and edges. The changes are subtle, however, and add almost a mature, bit more sophisticated look. These edges are far from understated, so be assured there’s nothing to fear Lambo lovers. Those angles, edges and points aren’t going anywhere, except maybe over 200 mph.
Lamborghini Styling Has a Purpose: Speed
All of that designing, styling, engineering, and wind-tunnel testing isn’t for just good looks. It’s to help the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 vanish into the wind. When combined with a lighter body using more carbon fiber over its aluminum frame and an exceptional engine, this Lambo flies. This 3400 lb. 4-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe is propelled by a 5.2 liter aluminum block and head engine that generates 602 horsepower. How does zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds sound? Imagine a top speed of 202 mph? No imagination required with this Lambo. We haven’t even mentioned its 7-speed dual-clutch automatic tranny with its manual shifting mode. Hang on. If you think life’s been an interesting ride so far, its about to get even more-so.
Some may bemoan the fact that this engine is not exclusive to the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4. They may further be rattled by the fact that it is the same power plant that’s in the Audi R8 V-10 Plus. The reality is that, thanks to the Lambo’s dual-fuel-injection system and it’s revised intake, the Lamborghini delivers 50+ more horsepower that that of the Audi. This Lamborghini just may be showing us the future of Italian styling and German engineering.
A Retro-Inspired Interior
One can’t help but notice the interesting, almost flash-back use of hexagons in the interior styling in this Lambo. It starts with the hexagonal framed instrument cluster and is carried through hexagon shaped air-vents front and center. A 12.3-inch TFT video screen keeps you connected to the Huracan LP610-4 as well as to the outside world. The entire cabin has a cockpit-style atmosphere, aided by a relatively direct dashboard and center panel. The “thrust mode” in the Lambo, designed to deliver the thrills of a little wheelspin, can be operated right from the steering wheel and through simultaneous use of the brakes and gas pedal. Is a little wheelspin necessary? Probably not. But let’s be honest. You don’t buy a Lamborghini because you need it. You buy a Lambo because you want to…and because you can. Welcome aboard.