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Lamborghini unveils new supercar Huracán

'Best Lambo ever' named after 1879 fighting bull

28 February, 15:37
Lamborghini unveils new supercar Huracán (ANSA) - Rome, February 28 - Italian supercar maker Lamborghini on Friday unveiled its breathtaking new Huracán model in a special Web streaming event.

It has been described in trade papers as "the best Lambo ever" and "a new weapon in the supercar wars".

The Huracán's name comes from a Spanish fighting bull, like other Lamborghini models. Huracán was a famously courageous bull that fought in 1879.

The Huracan, whose performance is comparable to the McLaren MP4-12C and the Ferrari 458, will be officially presented at the 84th Geneva Motor Show, from March 6 to 16, where it will be the star on the first day.

It replaces Lamborghini's sales leader and most-produced car, the Gallardo.

During a recent global preview tour specially organized for VIP Lamborghini clients, the Huracan LP 610-4 clocked up 700 pre-orders. The Huracan, with all bells and whistles, is expected to retail at almost 250,000 euros while the cheapest option will set fans back about 200,000 euros.

The Huracán's top speed is over 325 km/h (202 mph). It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.9 seconds.

The Huracan has full LED lighting to ensure higher contrast in night conditions and optional Lamborghini Dynamic Steering to add to the standard power steering.

The driver can select street, sport, or race mode to alter how systems like the engine or transmission respond while driving. Depending on what mode is selected, even the engine sound is different - "from thunderous to rumbling or purring", the Volkswagen-owned Bologna-based manufacturer said.