Dec 092014

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. Asia Pacific Sales Director Sebastien Henry and Lamborghini Manila Sales Manager Enrique Jarlego II

MANILA, Philippines – A new era is beginning for Automobili Lamborghini and the luxury super sports car segment. It’s called the Huracán and with it, Lamborghini is not only presenting the successor to the iconic Gallardo, it is also redefining the benchmark for luxury super sports cars in this segment.

With 14,022 units produced, the Gallardo was the most successful Lamborghini model ever made. During its ten-year production run, it took the brand into a completely new dimension. And now, in true Lamborghini tradition, the successor to the Gallardo also takes its name from the world of bullfighting: Huracán was a fighting bull of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed that fought in August 1879 in Alicante. The mighty bull’s unyielding character made him invincible.

With its pure and unique design, an innovative technology package, and outstanding dynamics, the Huracán offers a super sports car experience on a whole new level. The Huracán combines absolute performance with easy-to drive road behavior and both luxurious and sport-oriented finish. With the Huracán, Lamborghini is taking a big step into the future, and enhancing the brand’s illustrious history with the next automotive legend.

The ceremony was held last November 26 in the presence of Sebastien Henry, Head of Southeast Asia of Automobili Lamborghini, who unveiled and presented the Huracán for the first time to Manila. The official world debut took place during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March.

“Today we are very proud to officially launch the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 here in Manila. Automobili Lamborghini continues to set new benchmarks in the luxury super sports car industry with its pure and cutting edge technology, and we expect the Huracán to be well received in this country,” said Henry.

The Huracán delivers an unparalleled sports car experience. It unites mighty performance with a character perfectly suited to everyday use. It features a 5.2-liter V10 engine with 610 hp (reached at a racing car-like 8,250 rpm) and a whopping 560 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, and can reach a top speed of over 325 km/h, accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.2 seconds and incredibly, 0 to 200 km/h in just 9.9 seconds. It has an incredible power-to-weight ratio of just 2.33 kilograms per horsepower. And thanks in part to its Stop & Start technology, ECE average fuel consumption has dropped to 12.5 liters per 100 km (290 g CO2 per km).

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With the Huracán LP 610-4, Lamborghini is taking its purist, unmistakable design language to a whole new evolutionary level. The design is bold and edgy, with beautifully sculptural forms. The starting point of the design process was the Huracán’s silhouette. The objective was to define the car with a single line stretching from the front end over the passenger cell to the rear. The side windows take on a hexagonal form that looks like a gem set into the profile of the Huracán. At night, too, it is utterly unmistakable: All lights, including the main headlamps, beam in LED technology—an absolute first in the super sports car segment.

An innovative cockpit dominates the interior. The 12.3-inch TFT display can be configured in a number of different modes and provides the driver with all key information in a virtual format. The slender lines of the instrument mounts and the center tunnel are indicative of the lightness of the interior design. Fine materials distinguish the interior, which can be extensively individualized, while the extremely detailed craftsmanship delivers a highly refined sense of quality.

The newly conceived hybrid chassis of the Huracán LP 610-4 is a technical work of art that unites carbon-fiber and aluminum components. The ultra-light chassis forms the basis for the vehicle’s low dry weight of 1,422 kilograms; with its excellent stiffness, it guarantees the handling precision of a racing car.

The new “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” V10 engine combines direct and indirect injection—achieving an increase in power and torque compared with the Gallardo and a decrease in fuel consumption and emissions.

The power generated by the ten-cylinder is delivered to the road via the new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission “Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF) and an all-wheel drive that also features a new hydraulic multi-plate clutch. Three different driving modes, spanning from road to race track, can be selected using a drive select switch in the steering wheel. The system is called ANIMA (Italian for Soul) –  “Adaptive  Network  Intelligent Management”, and impacts the engine, the transmission, the all-wheel drive and the ESC handling system as well as other dynamic systems.

The wheels of the Lamborghini Huracán measure 20 inches in diameter, with the standard-fit carbon-ceramic brake system delivering exceptional stopping power. As an option, Lamborghini offers its new luxury super sports car with the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering variable steering system and MagneRide electromagnetic damper control. Both of these features are also integrated into ANIMA.

Lamborghini Manila, the authorized Philippine dealer, has begun accepting reservations for the Huracán with delivery of pre-booked units starting last month.

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