It’s Coming: The Lamborghini Huracan all set to scorch Indian roads
If everything goes right, you could be lucky to see a Lamborghini Huracan screaming past you on Indian roads. If you are the chosen few, you could get to own one and be the one driving it. The Italian maker of specialist cars chose to name this model Huracan or Hurricane possibly because it is so fast as to give the impression of screaming winds. The Huracan might pip the more popular Gallardo to the post if the factory ups production and eases the thirst of waiting Indian millionaires who have been dying to get their hands around its steering wheel.
The price is Rs. 3.2 crores, not entirely unaffordable for those wealthy individuals and November is the earliest the Huracan will hit Indian shores. So far over 1000 people have pre-ordered it and there is a long queue of waiting millionaires. The company sold 12 Lamborghinis in 2012 and 22 in 2014, with many more hopefully waiting for their turn in 2014. Lamborghini and its owner, Volkswagen is in no great hurry to dish it out in huge numbers.
The Huracan is the brainchild of Felippo Perini, Lamborghini’s gem of a designer. It is special and a huge improvement over the delectable Gallardo. For starters it has a new chassis, an electronic brain and a seven speed dual clutch gearbox. This translates to a smoother driving experience in city and out on the highway you can free the reins and let the beast go flat out. The 0-100 kmph dash comes up in just 3.2 seconds. Made of carbon fibre and aluminum, the chassis is lighter than that of the Gallardo but 50% stronger.
Peek inside and you will be impressed. The view is simply elegant and sophisticated as you would expect of the Lamborghini marquee. The steering wheel has no unseemly levers protruding anywhere. There are paddle shifts but these are muted and the steering wheel itself integrates controls for wipers and turn signals for one hand or should we say thumb operations. The brain of the Huracan is ANIMA which stands for Advanced Network Intelligence Management, activated by a switch on the steering wheel. In simple terms, activating it gives the driver options of choosing Strada, Sport and Corsa driving modes. Well, if you are shelling out millions, you would naturally expect options.
You could buy a Porsche but then it does not have the same mystique as a Lamborghini.