The Lamborghini Huracan was released in 2014 as the successor to the iconic Gallardo. This model made use of shared technology from Volkswagen to make a modern and efficient supercar. Seen by many as the baby Aventador, the Huracan became the most popular and successful sports car in Lamborghini’s entire history.
While the Huracan is a toned-down version of the flagship Lamborghini models, it’s still undeniably a Lamborghini. This means you still get iconic and jaw-dropping design paired with an absolute beast under the hood.
Wondering why we love the Lamborghini Huracan so much? Here are 10 reasons why we believe every gearhead needs to get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracan.
10 Odd-Firing V10
The Lamborghini Huracan came with a unique V10 engine. This unique V10 was built on the same technology spearheaded by Audi to be more efficient without sacrificing performance. This unique V10 engine has a unique firing order. The firing order of the engine is 1, 6, 5, 10, 2, 7, 3, 8, 4, 9. This is the first time this combination has ever been used in a V10 engine.
The Lamborghini Huracan comes in a few different models and variants. All these models are based on the same V10 but are tuned to produce slightly different performance figures. The standard Huracan released in 2014 came with a 5.2-liter V10 that could produce 602 HP.
9 7-Speed Dual-Clutch With Paddle Shifters
The Huracan comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission system. This dual-clutch system can be altered through the car’s drive mode options as the sport and race modes will speed up the shifts for faster acceleration.
The Huracan also comes standard with sports paddle shifters. This makes the driving experience truly extraordinary. While this is common on most modern cars today, the Huracan included this as standard with their earlier models back in 2014. This showed the brand’s dedication to creating the ultimate driving experience for anyone who gets in.
8 Aggressive Styling
Lamborghini is known to produce some of the most beautiful and aggressive supercars on the market. Lamborghini has this design language deeply rooted in its culture, defining what a supercar should look like.
The Huracan may be a toned-down version of the Lamborghini Aventador but is still unmistakable in its design. The wide-body and sharp lines perfectly pay homage to Lamborghinis of the past while creating something unique and modern at the same time.
7 Seamless Track Mode
The track mode of the Lamborghini Huracan puts the car in the perfect window for performance. This includes a dynamic launch control feature that can help guide the supercar from 0 to 60 in just 2.5 seconds. This figure is based on the LP 610-4 model released back in 2014.
The LP 610-4 Coupe is still one of the most powerful versions of the car, with later models accelerating from 0 to 60 between 2.9 seconds and 3.6 seconds. One notable outlier is the LP 640-4 Performante which was reported to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 2.3 seconds in a private test.
6 Performante Editions
Lamborghini decided to build on the Huracan with special Performante versions. These versions of the Huracan would be designed to be performance models for those who love the style of the Huracan but need more speed.
The Performante was released in 2017 but the Performante Spyder was only made available in 2018. The coupe model came with a tuned V10 that produced 631 HP and 443 lb-ft of torque. This also allowed the car to accelerate faster with an official 0 to 62 time of 2.9 seconds.
5 Track Record On The Nurburgring Nordschleife
The Huracan was designed to be a record-breaker. From popularity to sales, it managed to break records for Lamborghini. However, Lamborghini attempted to display and test the Huracan Performante at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in October 2016.
With Marco Mapelli at the wheel, the Performante managed to lap the track as one of the fastest production cars in the world. This record was set on Mapelli’s first attempt, leading to critics around the world questioning the authenticity of the record.
4 GT3 Collaboration With Dallara
Developed in 2015, the Huracan GT3 was designed and produced in collaboration with Dallara. This version of the Huracan came with the same V10 engine, tuned to produce 520 HP and 376 lb-ft of torque. The car was stripped down to cut down on weight, leaving the Huracan GT3 at just 2,712 lbs.
This model was revamped in 2019 with the GT3 Evo. The Evo version of the GT3 came with a slightly more powerful engine that could produce 580 HP and 360 lb-ft of torque. This car made its debut back at the 2019 24 Hours of Daytona where it took the GTD class victory for a second time.
3 Huracan Evo
While the standard Huracan was incredibly successful, Lamborghini doubled down on this success and launched a variety of new models in 2019. This refresh included a modern infotainment system and a slightly upgraded exterior look. The Evo came in a coupe, Spyder, RWD, and RWD Spyder version, making it the widest range Lamborghini has ever developed.
The Evo RWD and RWD Spyder were released in early 2020, replacing the LP580-2 model. This version of the car came with an upgraded traction control system to help compensate for the RWD system. This system helped put the power down while minimizing wheel spin.
2 Huracan STO
Released in 2021, the Huracan STO is a track-focused version of the Lamborghini Huracan. This model differentiates itself from the rest of the Huracan lineup with its unique body kit and large rear wing. The STO also comes with unique badging and unique color schemes that are unique to the STO model.
STO stands for Super Trofeo Omologato and is a distinct celebration of Lamborghini Super Trofeo Evo race cars of the past. The STO model of the Huracan boasts more than 75% carbon fiber while the engine remains fairly unchanged from the Performante model.
1 Huracan Tecnica
As the latest creation to come from Lamborghini, the Huracan Tecnica is a modern interpretation of what the future of the Huracan may be. This model comes with a bold front end that has black accents all the way to the front headlights.
The body is slightly wide at the rear, leading to a more aggressive stance for the entire car. This contrasts the modern look of the front of the car, making it the best of both worlds. The Tecnica comes with a naturally aspirated V10 engine that can accelerate the car from 0 to 60 in just 3.2 seconds.