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Lamborghini Huracan on sale in Australia from $428,000

September 5, 2014

The stunning Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 is now officially on sale in Australia. It replaces the Gallardo V10 as the company’s new entry-level supercar.

Lamborghini Huracan 610-4

Just like the Gallardo, the Huracan name is derived from the world of bullfighting. Specifically, the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed that fought in August 1879 in Alicante.

The Huracan uses a hybrid chassis made from carbon fibre and aluminium. It helps to provide a low kerb weight of just 1422kg. Compared with the equivalent Gallardo auto, it’s a saving around 50kg.

In the engine compartment sits a 5.2-litre V10 engine producing 448kW of power at 8250rpm, and 560Nm of torque at 6500rpm. It’s Euro 6 compliant, offering a fuel consumption average of 12.5L/100km – down from 13.3L/100km.

The exquisite engine features dry-sump lubrication to handle high g-forces, paired up to a seven-speed dual-clutch auto transmission. Out on the tarmac, acceleration from 0-100km/h takes a mere 3.2 seconds, with 0-200km/h coming up in 9.9 seconds.

Underneath the Huracan uses double-wishbone suspension made from aluminium, steel springs and hydraulic dampers with optional MagneRide adaptive settings, electromechanical power steering, and a set of 380mm front and 356mm rear brakes with six- and four-piston calipers, respectively.

Lamborghini Huracan 610-4-side profile

As for the body, it’s made from carbon fibre, standing almost twice as wide as it is tall. Lamborghini has infused modern touches into the Huracan’s design without too far astray from the Lambo heritage, with a more elegant, sweeping profile compared with the somewhat sharper and harder-edged Gallardo. Sebastien Henry, Automobili Lamborghini’s Singapore-based head of South East Asia and Pacific, said,

“We are very proud to officially launch the new Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 here in Australia. Automobili Lamborghini continues to set new benchmarks in the luxury super sports car industry with its pure and cutting edge technology, and we expect the Huracan to be well received in this country.”

Prices for the Huracan start at $428,000 (excluding on-road costs). It will be showcased in showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane. Lamborghini offers a three-year/unlimited kilometre warranty with 12-year anti-corrosion warranty.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.