Video: Lamborghini Test Driver Giorgia Sanna Talks About the Huracan

The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 may have been revealed late last year, but the Italian firm is continuing to market its latest ‘entry-level’ supercar. The latest video features Lamborghini’s chief test driver Giorgio Sanna discussing some of the key technical features of the new Huracan.

Beneath the skin, 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.


Elsewhere, 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.

A cool new feature in the cabin is the ANIMA button. Like Ferrari’s manettino dial, the ANIMA button allows the driver to select from three different driving modes. Each changes the engine mapping, steering, four-wheel drive system, exhaust note, transmission and the dampers.

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