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Lamborghini Gives a First Look at the Huracán

By | Published January 7, 2014

A major milestone moment happened a few weeks ago that zoomed by virtually unnoticed by most people, and if you blinked you probably missed it too. The very last Lamborghini Gallardo model rolled off the production line in their factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, drawing to a close a major 10 year era in their history. So what was so special about this vehicle and what is the importance of the end of this model?

Since Lamborghini was formed in 1963, they have only sold just over 30,000 cars worldwide. The Lamborghini name is so famous in the the automotive world, most people don't realize that up until 2003, there were typically only 250 units produced a year. That's a lot of fame for a small number of cars.

Enter the bull!

But then all that changed in 2003 at the Geneva Motor Show when they announced the V-10 powered Gallardo, and the rest was history. With a 493 hp engine and 376 lb·ft of torque, it was also supposed to be a... dare I say it: a poor man's alternative to their flagship V-12 powered Murciélago.

In the 10 years since then, they have produced 14,022 Gallardos, which is about half the sales of all the other Lamborghini models added together before this bull was sent charging out of the gate. The last of the approximate 4,000 Murciélago models was produced in 2010 and replaced in 2011 by the Aventador.

They tend to sell models in lifespans of 4,000 and Aventador has reached about half of it's allotment already. That model is sold out for 2014. I managed to see one in Delray Beach, Florida and a Spyder version in Miami's South beach last year.

The convertible version of the Gallardo was known as the Spyder and was introduced in 2005, 2 years after the coupe. The 530 horsepower Gallardo Superleggera was introduced a couple of years later in 2007.

The very last Gallardo was produced in November 2013, the week before Thanksgiving and was a red Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante. See the photo below.

last gallardo team
Photo Credit: Lamborghini

Enter the new bull: The Huracán

The folks at Lamborghini did not give us more than a few weeks to mourn the loss of Gallardo, before surprising us with an early Christmas gift a few weeks ago. They announced the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, a luxury sports car based on the similar 5.2 liter V10 engine tuned to a whopping 610 horsepower. This car will do 0-62 MPH in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 203 MPH.

This car is named after a famous Spanish fighting bull from 1879, which they claim he showed his "his unrelenting character and remaining defiant and invincible, thus entering into the legend of fighting bulls history."

They also released theses screen savers for us shown below, but not much more information. They are waiting for the official world public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motorshow in March. We don't know the cost yet, but still I wonder if the price will include the floor mats.

Lamborghini Huracan green
Photo Credit: Lamborghini
Lamborghini Huracan front view
Photo Credit: Lamborghini
Author Jeff Ostroff

About The Author: Jeff Ostroff is a consumer advocate, Founding Editor and CEO of CarBuyingTips.com overseeing a team of expert authors. For over 17 years, he's been the recognized authority on car buying, leasing, used cars and financing. He developed sophisticated spreadsheet tools to help consumers negotiate on a level playing field. He is a widely sought out guru, cited by the press for his expertise in savvy car buying and preventing consumer scams. Jeff has been quoted in CNN, Bloomberg, MSNBC, Wall street Journal, Consumer Reports, NY Times, Reader's Digest, and many live call in radio shows. He has covered the automotive space since 1997. Jeff also has extensive experience and expertise in selling used cars for clients on eBay and Craigslist. Connect with Jeff via Email, Twitter or on Google+.

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