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Geneva Show 2014: High-tech Lamborghini blows in

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0800

PRIDE OF PLACE on the Lamborghini stand at the Geneva Motor Show this year was taken by the brand-new Huracan supercar.

Tasked with replacing the popular and long-running Gallardo, the Huracan claims to be faster, more efficient and more high-tech than its predecessor.

The biggest change is a switch in the construction, which now uses a mix of aluminium and carbonfibre to create a big increase in stiffness but a lighter structure. Despite this the Huracan weighs slightly more than the Gallardo, which is due to the significant increase in luxuries in the cabin, designed to make the car more comfortable and easy to live with.

Power comes from a new 5.2-litre V10 engine that dishes out a spectacular 602bhp which is enough to push it beyond 200mph and from 0-62mph in only 3.2 seconds, also helped by the new fast-shifting seven-speed dual clutch gearbox and four-wheel-drive as standard.

It also has dramatic looks, typical of Lamborghini, with an angular theme and a clear rear deck cover that allows a view of the engine bay.

Expected to go on sale in the spring, the Huracan will cost over £180,000 and Lamborghini claim they have over 700 orders already in place despite Geneva being its first public appearance.

By Press Association reporters