The Huracan LP 610-4 was the top end version of the car when it was launched in 2014 and still compares neck-to-neck with the new EVO and other cars at that price point.
A Lamborghini is perhaps the pinnacle of the madness a supercar can achieve, from making the first supercar back in the day- the Miura set the first standard of mid-engined supercar, a layout which is even today prevalent in most high-performance vehicles. For the petrolheads the company and the cars it makes is revered for the eccentricity and lengths the engineers go to make the cars as over the top as possible. Although traditionally only a V12 is considered a proper Lambo, the introduction of the Gallardo with the V10 engine turned the tides for the Italian marque, selling more than 10,000 units, a record which was only surpassed by the Huracan, its successor- which has become the highest selling model from the Italian maker in its existence.
Now the Huracan is sold in an upgraded and facelifted version called the Evo, which can be configured in Coupe, Spyder, RWD and some special editions, but initially the ‘Baby Lambo’ was launched in two configurations, the LP 610-4 and the LP 580-2, wherein the numbers denote the Horsepower and wheel drive configuration of the car. The LP 610-4 was discontinued in 2019, to make way for the Huracan EVO which used the powertrain out of the Huracan Performante variant, giving it more power and upgraded aerodynamics. But the update does not mean that the LP 610-4 is any slouch, in fact if you have 2.25 Crores lying around, AutoBest Emperio has a beautiful Lamborghini waiting for you.
The Huracan 610-4 is powered by a 5.2 Litre V10 engine which is in true Lamborghini fashion is naturally aspirated, producing 610 Italian Horses (PS) and 560 Nm of Torque and was the first V10 engine ever to use Direct Fuel Injection and Multi-Point Fuel Injection together. The engine powers the four wheels through a 7-speed Dual Clutch transmission and electronic four-wheel drive system which gives the Huracan a 0-100 acceleration time of 2.5 seconds and all the way to a top speed of more than 325 kmph. In all essence, true Lamborghini performance figures.
A new design was adopted for the Huracan, which is much much sharper than the car it replaced. The classic Lamborghini sharp nose is so low that it actually scrapes most reasonably sized speed-breakers so the engineers at Audi who make sure the car is usable for day-to-day activities fitted it with a front-axle lifter to tackle the trickier obstacles one may find. But otherwise, the mid-engine placement and the low ride height make it planted and lower the centre of gravity so that it can corner at extreme speeds without losing control or speed. A keen observer will notice the presence of Hexagonal design present all over the car, the wheel design, door handles, AC vents, drive mode button, the ignition button, dashboard material, the front air ducts grille as well as the rear diffuser, the attention to detail in the car is eccentric.
The interiors are a Fighter jet engineer gone crazy, everything about the Huracan is expressed by it. The start stop button is the ultimate expression of what the designers took inspiration from, the screen with with colorful pop graphics and the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering flanked by the large metal shifters for the gearbox, and a lot of the controls like turn indicators and wiper controls to free up the space for a more focused performance drive. The rest of the car is detailed in Alcantara and leather along with contrast stitching. The 12.3 inch LCD gauge cluster can be customised to show desirable details and integrates the infotainment screen, with navigation and media availability.
The most important aspect of the car is how it feels to drive, well it would be unfair to explain it in words, but it is adrenaline filled. And thanks to the Adaptive Network Intelligent Management or ANIMA, the engine, transmission, AWD system, magnetic suspensions and stability control can be adapted for the best performance on road or track. It comes with launch control as well, to have a bit of fun with the massive power and AWD system. The V10 is loud, at full chat it is difficult to speak over it if one has a co-passenger, but true petrolheads listen to the howl of the engine like a song.
The car that we are talking about is finished in Rosso Mars paint scheme with a naked carbon fibre hood( which costed the buyer quite a hefty amount too) that makes it look properly fast, the red color theme is carried around the car, with black/red alloys, red brake callipers, red interior plastic inlays and red contrast stitching on the seats and surfaces. Now this car is from 2015, and has 17800 kilometers racked up, and with a price tag of 2.25 Crores it is less than half of what it had originally cost, which was 4.3 Crores ex-showroom. At this price point you can get a new Porsche 911, Mercedes-AMG GT, Jaguar F-Type, Maserati GranTourismo etc but these vehicles are nothing compared to the magic that this Lamborghini can weave, that is making a grown man feel like a giddy 10-year old with a toy.
A new Huracan EVO RWD is priced at 3.7 Crores, and this LP 610-4 is the top end performance variant of its time and a very capable machine, at a very reasonable bargain.
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