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New Huracán unveiled by Lamborghini

24 Dec 2013 at 11:19

The successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo has been revealed by the Italian supercar giant.

The new Huracán has similar external stylings to its predecessor, but comes with a completely revamped engine set-up which is expected to significantly improve performance.

A brand new V10 engine churns out a staggering 602bhp that is supposedly able to reach a top speed of more than 202mph.

The naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre mid-mounted engine produces revs of up to 8,250rpm with 413lb.ft of torque kicking in at 6,500rpm.

With an impressive 0-62mph time of 3.2 seconds, and 0-124mph in just 9.9 seconds the Huracán is faster than the outgoing Gallardo - even if it is slightly slower than the new Porsche 911 Turbo S or the top-performing Nissan GT-R.

Unexpectedly the Huracán's engine also meets Euro 6 emission regulations too.

The manual gearbox used in the Gallardo has been scrapped in favour of a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that has been borrowed from Porsche, which is also owned by the Volkswagen Group.

Copyright Press Association 2013