2015 Lamborghini

$237, 650
13 city / 20 hwy
5.2L, V10, 610 hp

Driving the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán is like blasting through the sparkle of a star, ripping through a flash of brilliant color, emerging on the other side of quicksilver. Hyperbole? We don’t think so.

By Tara Weingarten

Ten Things to Know About the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán


The Huracán is not for everyone, obviously. Aside from its heady price, this Lambo is extreme in its glory: looks, performance, speed and daring. But let’s face it ladies, there are plenty of us out there who exist on the extreme end of life. We daredevil down snowy ski runs, climb dangerous mountains, participate in marathon athletics, scuba in shark-infested waters, and we run and own major corporations. Many of us are not retiring wallflowers, and our cars shouldn’t be either.


The 2015 Lamborghini Huracán goes from 0 to 62 mph in an astonishing 3.2 seconds. That’s about as fast as a Cheetah, the world’s fastest animal…though you might say it’s more impressive that the Cheetah can accelerate as fast as a Lamborghini! It has a top speed of 202 mph. And though the Huracán is quick, it’s also deceptively easy to drive. Just put it in Drive and go.


The Huracán replaces the Lamborghini Gallardo, which was the company’s top-seller for 10 years, and was the most successful Lambo ever built. Company execs, particularly Lamborghini President Stephan Winkelmann, believes the new Lamborghini Huracán will exceed sales of the Gallardo, and hopes that women will begin to see the fun in driving his cars. Muscular, edgy, and at once, futuristic and classic.


Though it looks intimidating and hard to handle, in fact, the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán is just the opposite. It’s as simple to drive as the car you now have in your driveway, though for sure, way, way, way more fun. The Huracán has safety technology built into it that keeps the car from skidding and spinning, even if you’re the worst driver ever. Should you make driving errors while steering into corners, the Huracán is equipped with mechanisms to override your mistakes and keep the car from going into a spin.

At the same time, should you be a skilled driver and want the Huracán to drift a little in the corners, that can easily be accomplished by changing the car’s settings, which are located on the steering wheel. Just move the dial to Sport or, for even less traction intervention, Corso (track setting) and the safety settings will ease up just a bit, to allow a little sliding through the turns.


Style mavens will love the new instrument cluster on the Lamborghini Huracán. A full foot in length, the virtual screen is animated and allows for customization. Forget the old fixed speedometer, tachometer and gas gauge. This animated screen can be a single picture of the navigation map, or can be split to show a virtual speedometer, RPM counter, telephone info (should you be on a Bluetooth call), or media listings from your audio system or navigation. It’s super stylish, state of the art, and can be updated through the years with a computer upgrade from the Lamborghini dealership.


Since going fast and driving precisely is what Lamborghini is all about, the company has placed the car’s high-beam headlight and blinker controls on the steering wheel, so you’ll never have to take your eyes off the road. Improved handling goes along with safety features, as it much easier to control the Huracán, even under demanding road conditions or in poor weather. New technology selects the best configuration for the Huracán’s steering, suspension and electronic stability control, which together makes the car more stable and boosts performance – so you can go faster than you ever thought possible. But that would be wrong, wouldn’t it? ;-}

In addition, in a first for Lambo, Dynamic Steering changes the feel of the steering so that less muscle is need to maneuver in tight parking spaces and in slower traffic. And an all-new electronically controlled full-time four-wheel drive system makes sure that all wheels receive maximum grip under all road conditions, especially in foul weather and on rough terrain.


A new seven-speed dual-clutch gear box makes for quick and seamless shifts. No more rough transitions between gears, just one smooth and long power arc. The seven speeds help to reduce fuel consumption, as does the new Stop/Start function (which shuts down the motor when stopped at traffic lights, and then immediately starts up again when the foot is taken off the brake.) To scream off the line from a standstill, push the Launch button and the Huracán will bust out of the gate like the raging bull it is.

And though the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán won’t win any fuel efficiency awards, CO2 emissions have been reduced by a significant 11 percent over the outgoing Gallardo model. Such carbon emission reduction is impressive, given the increased performance (and quicker acceleration than the Gallardo) from the new naturally-aspirated, direct injection 5.2-liter, V10 engine. Also, its brakes (included in the price are Lamborghini’s high-performance carbon ceramic brakes) are significantly quicker to stop than the Gallardo’s.


The Huracán’s exterior shape is undeniably a wedge, a classic shape for this super car.

Inside, the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán has a less cluttered, more pristine design language. More simplicity, fewer buttons and dials; a zen interior. Chief Designer Fillipo Perini loves geometry, and he uses complex shapes like trapezoids and hexagons throughout the exterior and interior. The look is creative, unique, forward-thinking, and unmistakably Lamborghini.

Look for the geometry in the door handles, air conditioning vents, audio speakers, the steering wheel, dashboard detailing, and all over the exterior of the Huracán. It’s delightful, and much like a puzzle. Try to find all the hexagons and trapezoids…we’ll let you know how many there are after we’ve counted them all.


Love the sound of a Lamborghini? Me too, sister. The three drive settings on the steering wheel help control the music emanating from the exhaust pipes. Choose Strata for street driving, and the exhaust flaps stay closed when driving slowly around town (under 4,000 rpms) keeping the Lamborghini Huracán relatively quiet, but flick the setting to Sport or Corsa, and all hell breaks loose. The flaps open, the bull sings, and everyone around you knows you’re driving a Lamborghini. If you’ve never heard the pipes on this car, it’s music to behold.


If you’re the kind of gal who would like to drive her Lambo more often than not, then spring for the optional Magna Ride suspension package. It softens the suspension to make city driving (and all it entails concerning potholes, et al) a bit easier on both you and the car.

Final Thoughts

The 2015 Lamborghini Huracan could be a daily driver, since new suspension softens the ride, but still keeps all we love about a super car. New active safe technologies are standard, making the Huracan easier to handle and safer to drive for more people. A truly magnificent sports car for those fortunate enough to afford it.

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