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The Huracan, which debuted in 2014, is a mass-produced mid-ship supercar that can be said to be the foundation of Lamborghini. Over the previous 10 years, more than 14000 units have been produced, making it the successor to Gallardo.
It was named after Lamborghini tradition in Spanish (meaning of hurricane), but it is also a legendary bullfight, much like the Gallardo and Aventador.
Although it is the same concept as Gallardo, that is, a 4WD supercar with a V10 in the mid, the contents have evolved tremendously. First is the engine. The 610hp 5.2 liter V10 for 4WD was equipped with dual injection type of direct injection and port injection. The combined transmission is also Lamborghini's first dual clutch (seven speed).
The 4WD system uses the same hydraulic multi-plate control Haldex as the Aventador. The driving force is normally distributed 30% forward and 70% backward, but a maximum of 50% forward can be distributed.
The new technology also extends to chassis. Optional but equipped with magnetic ride control and variable ratio power steering system. All of these are integratedly controlled by a newly developed electronic platform, and drive mode control (= Strada, Sport, Corsa) can be used to give the desired “driving character”. At the back of the dedicated tuning giant Pillerys is the standard carbon-ceramic brake system.
The highlight is body construction. Based on the framework of the aluminum space frame, the center tunnel, part of the floor and sill, rear bulk head, and B pillar are replaced with RTM molded CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) for a hybrid structure. Audi AG has been conducting research and development on this system for many years, and it contributes greatly not only to weight reduction but also to safety and rigidity improvement.
The Spider lineup was expanded every year with the 2015 Spider, the rear-wheel drive LP580-2 (Coupe & Spider) in 2016, the high-performance Performante in 2017, and the Performante Spider in 2018.
Today, the name of the car is simply called Huracan Coupe & Spider (Old LP610-4) or Huracan RWD Coupe & Spider (Old LP580-2).
|Jun Nishikawa's Highlights!|
There are many flashy cars in Huracan, but the exterior of Neronoctis (Solid Black) and the interior of the car is black (blue stitch). This car is very fresh in an orthodox configuration.
As you can tell by looking at it, this is the LP580-2 coupe with 2WD (RWD) specification added in 2016, which features an ideal front and rear weight distribution and nimble handling with rear wheel drive. The 4WD specification has a completely different drive feel. I once ran on RWD after 4WD which was driven by professionals on the circuit, but sometimes I couldn't run on the same line when the speed range got higher. RWD is also an interesting presence on the circuit because it requires accurate driving that is true to the basics.
With the design of the front and rear bumpers, this car can be distinguished from 4WD. To put it the other way around, the difference is that much, and I don't have any impression of low grade.
The vehicle we interviewed this time was produced in the latter half of 2017, and the mileage is 5,000 km, which is very little for Hurakan, and it is almost like a new car, so there is no complaint about the engine system. The smell of the new car drifts from the interior.
There is a small chipping and scuff on the nose and some of the right front wheel has paint flakes, but they are all minor and easy to repair and will barely bother you.
Originally written by Jun Nishikawa
Photo by Hidehiro Tanaka
Published on September 2018
|Year of Purchase||Oct 2016|