Lamborghini Huracan secures 700 orders in a month

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12 Feb, 2014 12:48pm Jonathan Burn

The Lamborghini Huracan becomes an immediate hit, racking up 700 orders in a month of private viewing events

The Lamborghini Huracan has some big shoes to fill being the successor to the most successful Lamborghini ever, the Gallardo. Yet, the Italian supercar maker has announced the Huracan has already secured 700 orders during one month of worldwide private VIP viewing events.

We’re yet to see the Huracan make a public appearance in Europe, but that is soon to be remedied at the Geneva Motor Show next month where the supercar will take centre stage.

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Like its predecessor, the Huracan uses a mid-mounted 5.2-litre V10 engine. However, it has been comprehensively reworked and now develops 601bhp at 8,250rpm – up from 552bhp in the Gallardo.

The upgrades mean 0-62mph is dispatched in 3.2 seconds, while 0-125mph takes just 9.9 seconds. Top speed is claimed to be above 202mph. Improvements have also transpired to efficiency, with the mpg rating up from 19.2mpg to a claimed 22.6mpg, while emissions are also down from 351g/km to 290g/km.

First deliveries of the Huracan are set to arrive in spring later this year, with prices expected to start from around £175,000.