Lamborghini Gallardo replacement called Huracan

Lamborghini Huracan
12 Dec, 2013 3:32pm Tom Phillips

Successor to Lamborghini Gallardo due to be unveiled later this month

The replacement for the Lamborghini Gallardo will be called Huracan, Auto Express has learned. The name, which means hurricane in Spanish, will adorn the new V10-powered supercar due to be unveiled later this month.

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Lamborghini was tipped to call the Gallardo successor the Cabrera, but a source has confirmed to Auto Express that the car will instead be called Huracan.

Lamborghini trademarked then name on April 19, 2012. The word was Mayan for the god of fire, wind and storms, and was then adopted by the Spanish to mean hurricane.

The name was trademarked at the same time as Urus – the name for the firm’s SUV concept shown at the Beijing Motor Show in April 2012. The firm also registered Deimos, which hasn’t yet appeared on a car or concept, but could be used for the production version of the SUV, due in 2017.

The Huracan is tipped to be powered by an updated version of the current naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox. The engine will develop around 600bhp.

It’ll be built on a new aluminium spaceframe platform that will also underpin the next Audi R8 in 2015, albeit with different dimensions. Originally, both the Audi and Lamborghini were to use an updated version of the current R8’s platform. However, an insider told us that having driven the latest 991-generation Porsche 911 Turbo, Audi and Lamborghini engineers decided that a more radical solution would be required to reach the Porsche’s high level of dynamics.

The Lamborghini’s design will be inspired by the Sesto Elemento, which debuted in 2010, while the starter button shown on the Huracan teaser website has a similar jet fighter-style flip-up starter button as the Aventador.

The Huracan will go into production in the new year, and be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. It has big shoes to fill – more examples of the Gallardo have been sold than any other Lamborghini, with 14,022 finding homes in its 10-year production run, which has just come to an end.

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I don't like Huracan at all... Cabrera was better name for the new Lambo.

I second the motion. I prefer Cabrera, and considering that Porsche has the Macan, it doesn't make sense for Lamborghini to have a model called the Huracan.

what rubbish, what has teh macan got to do with the Huracan, as much as a Mazda 3 and BMW 3, or The Evoque or Evora, no one, apart from you will get confused about what is what.

And if your going down that route what and Cerbera and Cabrera ?

Note that Huracan is still Bull related ... El Huracan was the Bull of the Century ...

I like Huracan more than Cabrera!

finallly someone uses his brain!!! Lambos are named always after bulls not after gods stroms or whatever, BULLS thats why their logo is a bull Because feruchio had a pasion for bullfighting, and was a close friend of a bull keeper! so as you said Huracan is the bull of the century. (and by coincidence it is the name of a god...)
(in the same way that the cabrera was a name of a small town in spain (cabrera de mar) and not a single magazine talked about it...)
It just grinds my gears that people that doesn't investigate further than is required, does this job, car industry is filled with pasioned people that know a lot of cars stuf, so writers have to be carefull when writing, this is not a yellow pres industry, we like the truth and facts...

the writer was also inaccurate about the platform too... It's not the same as the current R8... nor is it the same as the Porsche... It's the new R8 platform... but as per internal company politics both Audi and Lambo will probably switch to a Porsche platform in the next generation... which is at least 7 years after this production run starts.

you are right I forgot to point that one out!!
Yes and that will provably be when the new 906 (if that is what the name will be) comes to production, a mid engine car thought to fight agains top line ferraris at a price slightly higher than the turbo s. But those are rumours...

Really? A Gallardo replacement without twin turbo, after what you've seen the success by the US aftermarket world's many Twin Turbo Gallardo where it can even challenge the Nissan GTR?

Always thought Cabrera was too close to Carrera!

A quick search revealed that Cabrera means goatherd: hardly bull related. Huracan is better IMHO

Pronounced Hura-can i suppose...?