Launch Control and Hard Accleration in Lamborghini Huracan

Ahead of the official debut of the Lamborghini Huracan at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show 2014, the very first on-board footage from the car has been released thanks to a German publication who managed to test drive the ‘entry-level’ Italian supercar.

Included in the following video is the first launch control clip of the new Huracan released thus far as well as some ferocious revving and hard accelerations.

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As a reminder, the Lamborghini Huracan features a brand new 5.2-liter V10 engine delivering 602 hp. As a result of this, the Huracan can hit 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph. Mated to this engine is a new dual-clutch semi-automatic transmission driving all four wheels.

Additionally, the Huracan features a dramatically different chassis than the Aventador which is a complete carbon fiber monocoque. By comparison, the Huracan features a rear bulkhead and transmission tunnel constructed from resin transfer mould carbon fiber while the rest is made up of an aluminium space frame. This is the same hybrid chassis set to be utilised on the next-generation Audi R8. The chassis weighs 10 per cent less than the Gallardo’s but is 50 per cent stronger.

As for the new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, it is all we ever hoped from Lamborghini and some more. Dubbed the Lamborghini Doppia Frizione, this new transmission provides seamless gear changes without interrupting torque. One of the most interesting features allows the driver to hold down the left paddle shifter while braking. The Huracan will then automatically select the most appropriate gear to rocket the car out of the corner as fast as possible.

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