2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Quick Take: A Legend is Born
Very few people can afford to spend six figures on a car and, in all honesty, even if you're one of them, there aren't many vehicles to recommend. The Lamborghini Huracan is one of those cars, however. Along with the Porsche 911 Turbo S, Mercedes-Benz S Class, and a few others, the Lamborghini Huracan is one of the best six figure vehicles I've had the chance to drive.
Lamborghini introduced the Huracan as a replacement for the Gallardo last year and it was automatically tasked with filling some big shoes. The Gallardo led the sales charge for Lamborghini but after spending a few days with the Huracan we don't see it having much trouble picking up the slack. Starting with its other-worldly styling, the Huracan demands attention wherever it goes and people gladly oblige. Daily errands that may seem mundane, like stopping in for a coffee, become an exercise in crowd control. As luck would have it, there was an open parking spot in front of a popular coffee chain on a busy road in downtown Long Beach. Upon returning to the Huracan with a coffee in hand, a crowd of people had surrounded the car, each taking turns posing in front of it.
Punching above its weight
As soon as there's a break in the action (and you have to be patient because it takes a while for the crowd to dissipate), I broke away to enjoy the other half of what makes the Huracan so great; its 5.2-liter V10 engine. Rated at 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, the Lamborghini Huracan can cash any check the driver's right foot writes while still looking good doing it. Mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, this allows for lightning-quick gear changes and when you break through the 4,000 rpm mark, the Huracan lets out a prolonged shriek. Steering the Huracan is easy, incredibly responsive, and manageable at any speed. Whether you're cruising down the street looking for the entrance to the valet or bumping along at highway speeds, the Huracan is stable and easy to control. The standard four-wheel drive system is so unobtrusive that you forget it's even working until you engage launch control. With its help, you can propel the Huracan from 0-60 mph in a blistering 2.8 seconds.
As tested, our Huracan checked out at a stout $287,045 which included a $3,495 destination charge. Options like 20-inch wheels ($5,600), a lifting system that helped the car over bumps and other inclines ($6,900), and the Verde Mantis color ($4,500) helped drive the price up, but in this case it was worth every penny. Yes, there are other cars on the lower end of six figures that will still go fast for less (Nissan GT-R) or offer more headroom and a softer ride (Mercedes-Benz S-Class) but the Lamborghini Huracan is the embodiment of an adolescent's wall poster dreams.
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