If you don’t know the fairy tale story of Lamborghini, I’ll enlighten you with some cliff notes: In the late 1950’s, Mr. Lamborghini purchased a Ferrari and noticed a few mechanical short comings.
Ferruccio Lamborghini took his complaints all the way up to Enzo Ferrari, to which Enzo insulted the tractor manufacturer. Driven by Enzo’s words, Ferruccio established his own car company, Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini.
This intense rivalry is fueled till this day, meaning that both Ferrari and Lamborghini fight to create the best of the best. Which in turn, helps consumers get the best super cars ever.
For years, Lamborghini produced two main models. These usually consisted of a V10 powered, mid-engine super car and a big V12 monstrous super car.
The Gallardo was produced since 2003, which featured a number of V10 engines. It is a classic Lamborghini with a big engine in the middle, and very recognizable face.
Now, the Gallardo has been replaced by the Lamborghini Huracan, following Lamborghini’s tradition of naming their cars after famous fighting bulls.
The 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is one of the most popular super cars on the market today. Specifically, any YouTube star with enough money happens to get a Huracan.
There is good reason for this, though. The 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is a fantastic super car.
Since Volkswagen bought Lamborghini, there have been complaints of the super car manufacture getting soft, and less cinematic. While this may be true, there are two sides to every story.
The Specs-2017 Lamborghini Huracan:
|Power Plant:||5.2 L V10|
|Gearbox:||seven speed dual-clutch automatic|
|MPG:||Up to 21 Highway/14 City|
|Torque:||413 – 500 lb-ft.|
|Length:||176 Inches (4.47 Meters)|
|Width:||76 Inches (1.93 Meters)|
|Height:||46 Inches (1.16 Meters)|
|Wheelbase:||103.2 Inches (2.62 Meters)|
|Top Speed:||200 MPH (321 KPH)|
|0-60 MPH (0-120 KPH):||3.0 Seconds|
|Base Price:||$199,000 (est.)|
The Exterior-2017 Lamborghini Huracan:
The exterior of the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is just menacing. Lamborghini’s are traditionally insane looking, and the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is no exception.
The front end is much more pointed and angry than the previous Gallardo. Lamborghini employed a new aerodynamic front end that also changes with each trim level; But just a bit.
Trim levels for the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan include the LP 610-4, LP 610-4 Avio, LP 610-4 Spyder, LP 580-2 and LP 580-2 Spyder. While all of those sound like fax machine codes, they obviously mean something. The LP stands for “Longitudinal Posteriore” referring to the way the engine is mounted. The middle number (580 or 610) refers to the horsepower. Finally, the 2 or 4 refers to the wheels being driven. The 2017 Lamborghini can either be rear wheel drive (2) or all wheel drive (4).
Back on track of styling, the front end doesn’t go any higher than the middle of my shin, so you can get an idea of how crazy they look in person.
From the side, things get crazier. The side profile slopes downward and is met by super-sharp angles to allow air to flow into the massive V10 engine. There is one intake toward the base of the car on the rear fender, and one intake slightly hidden under the roof line on the coupe while exposed on the Spyder.
The sexiest part on the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is the rear. Lamborghini’s new tail light design can be found here in a sharp design with T-styled LED diodes to illuminate the rear of the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan.
Massive quad tail pipes can be found inside the rear diffusor on the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan. That massive diffusor makes the rear of the Huracan one of the most menacing beasts on the market.
In any form, the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is a stunning machine. Miles ahead of the Gallardo.
The Interior-2017 Lamborghini Huracan:
If you want a fighter jet but can’t spend over $5 million for one, then look no further.
The interior of the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is ridiculous. I love Lamborghini’s insanity that they put into their cars interiors.
First off, there are honeycombs everywhere in here. In the air vent grilles, the speaker mesh, and the dashboard.
Everything inside is completely pilot- or driver focused. Massive shifting paddles pertrude from the steering wheel, the drive selectors are buttons on the center tunnel, there are fighter jet styled buttons and switches for normal functions, it’s awesome.
The gauge cluster is completely digital as well, with a giant tachometer in your face. It is so crazy and driving-focused that you forget there are empty buttons here and there in the cabin. You don’t care.
There are a few more buttons and knobs than you’d find in other cars, especially around this price bracket, but again, you don’t care.
To top it off, you get a toggle on the base of the steering wheel for what drive mode you want this monster to be in.
Firing up a Lamborghini is an occasion. There is (again) a fighter jet style switch and button to start up the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan. It is pure pantomime.
Do you want to go from a stand still to sixty miles per hour in 3 seconds? The Huracan is for you. Do you want to go 200 miles per hour? Huracan is for you.
And the noise…The noise. If you ever wondered what the trumpets of heaven sound like, go to YouTube and type in “Lamborghini Huracan Launch” and I’ll see you later.
Sum It Up:
I’m not sure how to be short when trying to sum up anything that Lamborghini makes.
The 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is one of the most beautiful cars out there today, and Lamborghini makes it better and better with new models like the Huracan Performante.
The release date for the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan has passed, so if you happen to have $199,000 laying around, get to a showroom now…And if you have $400,000 laying around, GET ME ONE TOO!