With a 5.2-litre V10 engine delivering 602 hp at 8250 rpm and 413 lb-ft of torque at 6500 rpm, the Lamborghini Huracan is brutally fast. Combine that power with an advanced all-wheel drive system as well as a brand new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, we’ve known since its release that it should accelerate faster than the Gallardo which it replaced. However, we didn’t think it would be this fast.
In a recent test of the Huracan at Nardo, Car and Driver recorded some truly incredible acceleration times. They managed to launch the Huracan to 96 km/h (60 mph) in 2.5 seconds flat. To put that into comparison, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport completes that sprint in just 2.46 seconds while the Caparo T1 takes 2.5, the McLaren P1 records 2.6 seconds and the Lamborghini Aventador 2.9 seconds.
Car and Driver is no stranger to setting absolutely blisteringly fast acceleration times in the world’s latest and greatest supercars as earlier this year, they managed to hit 96 km/h in the Porsche 918 Spyder in just 2.2 seconds!
For the Huracan, an incredibly brisk quarter mile time of 10.4 seconds was also set (faster than the Lamborghini Aventador) and only bested by the likes of the Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1 and Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. A trap seed of 217 km/h was recorded. These times make the Huracan faster than the Porsche 911 Turbo S.
Beyond the uprated engine, the new transmission is a key contributor to these figures. 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.
Another cool new feature of the Huracan 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.
[Via Car and Driver]