PuristSPro moderator Patrick_y shares his thoughts about the new Lamborghini Huracan. The Lamborghini Huracan is the latest new car to come from the house of Lamborghini. Patrick compares the new Huracan's unique design with modern art from the past century.
Lamborghini cars have always had a tremendous design. The Huracan (pronounced Ooh-ra-cahn) carries on the classic wedge shape in its latest iteration by Lamborghini.
I have never seen a car that reminds me of art so much. Stepping into a car like the Huracan just makes me think I'm in a museum of modern art. It's a MoMa on wheels! So many parts of this car seems to remind me of some of my favorite modern artists. In the end, this car is a true original work of art in itself. And something that's amazing to behold. By artist definition it is a sculpture. A sculpture on wheels.
This Cat-Bus is another sculpture on wheels at the "Burning Man" annual arts festival. But this Lamborghini is a different kind of sculpture, it's much more cubist.
The Huracan is a new model. Preceded by the Gallardo, the Huracan features several statistical improvements. Here's a quick comparison...
Engine: 5.2 liter V10 engine with dry sump lubrication, now producing 610 horsepower (Gallardo produced between a range of 500-570)
Transmission: 7-speed dual clutch transmission (Gallardo had a 6 speed single clutch)
Wheels/tires: 245/30 R20 Front tires on a 8.5" x 20 wheel and 305/30 R20 Rear tires on a 11" x 20 wheel (Gallardo tires are 10mm skinnier and wheels are 1-inch less in diameter)
0-100kmh: 3.2 seconds (vs. 3.4 seconds in the fastest Gallardo variant, the LP 570-4 SuperLeggera)
Length: 4459mm (vs 4386)
Width: 1924 (vs 1900)
Height: 1165 (vs 1165, no change)
Weight: 3135 lbs (2900lbs to 3200lbs, depending on variant)
Chassis structure: Aluminum and Carbon Fiber (vs. Gallardo's aluminum spaceframe)
Body Panels: Painted aluminum panels and painted composite panels (Gallardo had similar panels)
All in all, the Gallardo was produced for 10 years! And nearly 14,000 examples were produced!
Although the new Huracan follows the traditional Lamborghini wedge shape, it is produced with the hexagon shape in mind. Many hexagon, trapezoid, and other shapes inspire and dot the interior. The whole thing comes off nearly Picasso-esque with its cubist structure. However you interpret it, it's definitely automotive art.
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The silver fangs in the black grill. Notice the shape of the openings in the black grill.
Those are 20 inch wheels!
And rubber band tires.
Hexagon detail pressed into the gas cap.
The posteriore. Did you know that flames sometime shoot out of the exhaust? How's that for health and safety? Let's take the Huracan camping and get the marshmallows out. Lamborghini, not just a car, but a big Smores appliance.
This is the rear trunk. Fits small food. Wrap your food in lots of aluminum foil. Put in rear trunk. Drive around for 60 minutes. Food will be nice and hot! Did you know most cars come with a small oven? Not just a smores appliance, but also a toaster oven!
Love the carbon composite structure. Notice V10 badge is in the shape of a hexagon.
Meaty steering wheel. Notice the paddles are large.
Some of the buttons are even arranged in trapezoidal shapes.
Notice the shape of the rear view mirror. The door is mostly black except for the strip of colored leather. Is that strip a little Rothko-esque?
Where's Waldo? Where's the hexagon? How many hexagons do you see in this photo? Okay, technically hex-a-laterals.
I have a panel of light switches in my house. You can now have one in your car.
Rear grill for the mid-rear mounted engine. Now scatter some red, blue, yellow, and white colored tiles in these, and then it'll look like a Mondriaan.
The Start/Stop button has a plastic red cover. The cover was a little loose and the paint was chipped. I hope they rectify the looseness the production car. The Transmission buttons looks like the throttle lever on jet airplanes. Ready for takeoff!
This trim strip is fitting.
The second button from the left is the 'lifesaver' button. It raises the nose of the car so it doesn't scratch going over dips, etc. This button will be an option in some markets. Definitely an option that you should get! Unless you live in an area with perfectly flat roads and perfectly easy driveways.
Since going fast and steering precisely is what the Lamborghini is all about, Lamborghini decided to thoroughly research what would be the best way to design a steering wheel. After an intensive study at an Italian research university, they've decided on this layout for the steering wheel. Critical buttons such as high beams and indicators on the left side. Wiper controls on the right side.
This lower red button (painted the same color as the Start/Stop Button cover) controls the car's personality; throttle responsiveness, the transmission characteristics, the firmness or suppleness of the magneto-suspension, and even the exhaust system. Just remember to flip it back into "STRADA" mode when you come back home, it tames the exhaust system so you don't upset the neighbors.
Jonah Hex, this car has your name all over and inside it. This air vent has a rolling airflow volume switch that looks like it came straight from an VW Golf! That's a big compliment to the VW Golf!
Viperish eyes. Take that Dan Flavin (famous light artist in the 1950s and 60s, Google him)!
Trunk is unfortunately quite small. There is no rear trunk. But there is a rear oven (reference above). But it's okay, you have the boutique deliver your shopping bags to your home anyways.
The Blancpain Bathyscaphe watch strap has metal grommets with six sides to them.
The Huracan gets its name from a famous and especially courageous fighting bull from 1879. However, the driver or pilot of the Huracan will not need high dosages of courage to pilot this car. The Huracan has all-wheel-drive to surely grip the tarmac, lessening the likelihood that you will loose control. If the car's sophisticated sensors sense you are loosing grip, the Huracan is equipped with mechanisms to override your steering input to prevent the car from loosing grip and going into a spin. Probably for the best, we wouldn't want that work of art going for a spin. No. That'd be childish...
Anybody remember this spin-art toy?
The tour de force design of the Huracan is something to behold. Look for it soon at your local Lamborghini dealership. If you like it, spec your original work of art in your color scheme and commission your own work of art!
Does the new Huracan have a hex on you yet?
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