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In Pictures: Latest Lamborghini designed for speed

Lamborghini has just unveiled its Huracán LP 610-4, replacing the Gallardo. Made from carbon-fibre and aluminum, the Italian performance car has a top speed of more than 325 km/h and a 0-100 km time of 3.2, making it a competitor to Ferrari’s new 458 Speciale. Like most Lamborghinis, the Huracán takes its name from bullfighting. The fighting bull Huracán was known for courage and a strong sense of attack, says Lamborghini. Even Lamborghini is considering fuel economy now. This new model has a combined EU fuel economy of 12.5 litres/100 km, using Stop and Start technology for an improvement over its predecessor’s rating of 20.4 city/9.4 highway. The discontinued Gallardo, the company's most popular car, had sales of 14,022 cars in its 10-year span. It sold for $237,000 (U.S.). Pricing for the Huracán has not yet been released.

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Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4


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The Huracán's V-10 engine produces 610 horsepower. 0-100 km/h acceleration is 3.2 seconds, and the top speed is over 325 km/h.


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Its world premiere will take place at the Geneva Motor Show in March, 2014.


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The company's press release states that "The lateral windows come together to create a hexagonal form inserted like a glass jewel in the car’s profile."


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A 12.3-inch colour instrument panel delivers all car information to the driver, from rev counter to navigation maps and infotainment functions.


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Made of carbon and aluminum, the chassis weighs 1,422 kg (dry), giving the car a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.33 kilograms per horse power.


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The new Huracán will have better fuel economy than its predecessor, the Gallardo. It has a 5.2 liter V10 engine, and its combined EU consumption figures are 12.5 liters per 100 km thanks in part to Start & Stop technology.


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Headlights and all other lights "feature state-of-the-art LED technology" as standard equipment.


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With a 7-speed dual clutch transmission ‘‘Lamborghini Doppia Frizione’’ (LDF) and fully electronically controlled four-wheel drive system, the car's top speed is over 325 km/h. Its 0-100 km/h acceleration time is 3.2 seconds, and it will reach 200 km/h in 9.9 seconds.


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Three driving modes (STRADA, SPORT and CORSA) can be selected with a selector switch on the steering wheel, from traction-oriented on the road to extreme performance on the race track.


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The Huracán is produced at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese on an entirely newly-equipped production line, says Lamborghini in a release today.


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Nappa leather and Alcantara are available in several colours.


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Delivery to the first customers is planned for spring 2014.


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