All-new Lamborghinis do not come along every day, and it has been nearly three years since the Aventador roared onto the supercar stage. But today, we are at the Ascari Race Resort in Spain to find the limits of Lamborghini’s all-new Huracán, which picks up the baton from the hugely successful Gallardo.
The normal production lifespan of a car is seven years, eight at a pinch. But the Gallardo hung around for a full decade, selling 14,022 units in the process.
That is small beer in mass production car terms, but it is almost half of the total cars made by Lamborghini since it’s founding in 1963. That makes the Gallardo the single most important money-spinner in the firm’s 51-year history.
While it retains the edgy design ethos that instantly separates a Lamborghini design from its competitors, the Huracán (Spanish for Hurricane, and pronounced Hoo-rah-khan) appears softer and more mature than its predecessor, as well as its visually more demonstrative big brother, and looks stunning in any colour.
After a day’s driving it is clear that the new entry-level Lamborghini is more approachable than its predecessor on all levels. It is also a completely different kind of car from big brother Aventador, which remains the faster and less compromising all-round experience.
Thus, the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán opens the doors to new clients for Lamborghini, some of who may never have owned a mid-engined supercar before. With high expectations from owners of super-saloons like the Audi RS6, BMW M5 and E63 AMG, the Lamborghini Huracán is well placed to be that first supercar.
Published: Monday, May 12, 2014