While the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 was revealed late last year, the Italian manufacturer is continuing to test prototypes particularly at the Nurburgring. One Huracan prototype however, recently ran out of petrol on the famous circuit and had to call for help from a Nurburgring complex car to give it some fuel to make the trip back to the pits and nearby petrol station!
It is quite possible that the fuel shortage occurred during a hot lap of the circuit where only minimal fuel was put into the car to reduce the weight.
As you probably already know, under the hood, 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 Lamborghini 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.
[Via World Car Fans]