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LAMBORGHINI Huracan Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 8
First production year: 2014
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Coupé (two-door)
LAMBORGHINI Huracan Sterrato photo gallery

Lamborghini unveiled the most unusual version of the Hurracan in late 2022, the Sterrato, as a rally-oriented supercar, which sounded like a contradiction.

The Italian supercar manufacturer wasn't involved in off-road, gravel, or any kind of rally races. Its connection with unpaved roads was limited to the older LM002 and the Urus. And then, in 2022, it showcased the Sterrato. It was like nothing else.

Lamborghini created a mix between a supercar and a Group-B rally car. While the bodywork looked unmistakably similar to a Hurracan, the details told something else. The ground clearance was raised by 44 mm compared to the Hurracan EVO, and the track was wider on both axles. In addition, the front aluminum underbody protection, the reinforced side sills, and the sturdy wheel arches emphasized the car's muscular look. On the roof, besides the functional air intake, Lamborghini also installed roof rails. And if that was unusual for a Lamborghini supercar, then the automaker doubled down with a set of LED fog lamps flanking the car's badge at the front.

Inside, the rugged appearance of the cabin was softened by the carbon-fiber sports seats wrapped in green leather. There were a few red accents for the door handles, the starter button, and the steering wheel. The infotainment system was on the center stack like on any other Hurracan, but it featured additional, rally-specific settings.

Behind the cabin, in the engine compartment, Lamborghini installed the same 5.2-liter V10 powerplant that sent its power in all corners via a seven-speed automatic (dual-clutch) gearbox. It was tuned for rally use, for gravel roads.

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LAMBORGHINI Huracan Tecnica photo gallery

Lamborghini introduced another special version of its Huracan in 2022 and brought more life into the aging model that was already eight years old.

The Huracan was introduced by the Italian automaker back in 2014, and it rocked the supercar world with its 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V12 that provided more than 600 stallions. In addition, since it was an all-wheel-drive vehicle, it was easier to drive by most people who were afraid to tame that power. In 2019, the Italian automaker introduced a facelifted version but kept its original engine in place, tuned for more performance. So, in 2022, after the STO and the Performante, Lamborghini brought another masterpiece: the Tecnica. This time, the car was a mix between a road-legal car and a track weapon.

By removing some of the aerodynamic parts that helped the STO be planted to the track, the drag resistance was decreased. Thus, the top speed was slightly raised. But that didn't mean that the Tecnica didn't feature a rear wing to help the driver keep the car on the road during high-speed cornering. It had one, and, in addition, the car also featured an aggressive front bumper fitted with a lip spoiler that increased the downforce for the front axle.

Inside, the automaker kept the high-bolstered bucket seats for the two occupants, making the cabin more comfortable. That included an infotainment system mounted on the center console and fitted with a touchscreen. In addition, the dashboard was covered in Alcantara, and the hexagonal vents added a luxury flair.

But the real surprise came from the drivetrain. The Tecnica was tuned for the track, keeping only the rear-wheel drive system. Moreover, Lamborghini offered this version of the Huracan exclusively with a seven-speed automatic (dual-clutch) gearbox.

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LAMBORGHINI Huracan STO photo gallery

The three letters from the Hurracan STO came from the Super Trofeo Omologata, which meant a road-legal super sports car developed on the track.

Lamborghini was one of the greatest carmakers who found a way to offer the same car at various performance levels. Moreover, apart from the factory's management, nobody knew exactly how many new versions would be for the same car. But it wasn't just some posh on the wheels and a new badge on the dash. The STO, for instance, was fierce and competitive. It was the fastest Lamborghini to date.

The Italian carmaker took its inspiration from the motorsport arena, where it ran the Lamborghini Trofeo race. It was noticed that it was a very good idea to install a single bodywork element that will comprise the hood and the front fenders, so they did that for the SFO and named it "cofango". That allowed them to create new air-ducts on the front hood to increase the airflow through the central radiator and improve engine cooling as well as helping generate downforce. The cofango also incorporated a new front splitter, directing airflow to the car's newly designed underbody and to the rear diffuser. In the rear, there was a new air-scoop to improve the cooling.

The Hurracan STO interior reflected the lightweight concept of the exterior with the extensive use of carbon fiber throughout the cockpit, including carbon-fiber sport-bucket seats wrapped in Alcantara. Carbon-fiber floor mats replaced the carpets, to reduce weight. Behind the seats, there was a high-grade titanium alloy arch with four-point seatbelts.

Lamborghini installed an upgraded drivetrain and offered the Hurracan STO with a 640 hp V10 engine. It was paired to a 7-speed automatic (dual-clutch) gearbox, which sent the power to the rear wheels.

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LAMBORGHINI Huracan Evo RWD photo gallery

Lamborghini made another special version for the Huracan lineup and produced the EVO RWD for those who were not scared to drive a 600+ hp rear-wheel-drive supercar and do that daily.

Lamborghini was responsible for many superb supercars. In fact, it is credited with creating the first such vehicle in history, the legendary Miura, in the ‘60s. But the Italian car manufacturer had its glory days and its dark moments until the Volkswagen Group bought it. Since then, it has only known great or fantastic moments with several successful models such as the Gallardo, Murcielago, or Huracan. The latter was introduced on the market in 2014 and offered several special versions, such as the EVO RWD. It is a supercar made for those who use it properly, not just on the street in open traffic but also on a race track, with a helmet and a pair of gloves on in an overall suit.

The car’s exterior shared most of its body panels with the rest of the Huracan range. It looked like it was penned with a ruler, and the only round shape was for the wheels. Its straight-cut, angular, LED headlights looked aggressive, and the front bumper that featured a lower, mouth-like, trapezoidal shape flanked by angular and functional side scoops confirmed the car’s high-performance abilities. From its profile, the jet-fighter-inspired shape of the cabin and the air intake behind the doors created the look of a sportscar ready to attack a race track. Finally, at the back, a deployable wing adorned the tail while two round titanium exhausts punched the black rear fascia. Last but not least, as a final touch made by the aerodynamic department engineers, the supercar sported a diffuser placed under the bumper.

Inside, the Huracan EVO RWD was a combination of luxury, sportiness, and style. Fronting the driver was an LCD that filled the instrument cluster. The three-spoke steering wheel sported the buttons for the turn signals on the left spoke, while on the right one were the knobs for the windshield wiper and the washer. Furthermore, the lower spoke sported a switch that controlled the car’s three driving modes: Strada (street), Sport, and Corsa (Race). Behind the steering wheel, Lamborghini installed the paddle shifters for the gearbox. The center console that divided the high-bolstered seats housed the buttons for the parking brake and the lever for the reverse. When the automaker introduced the Huracan, the infotainment units were not that much evolved, so it didn’t create a specific place for such systems. By 2019, these became very important in a cabin, so Lamborghini had to find a way to integrate them. On the Huracan EVO RWD, that meant sticking a ten-inch touchscreen on the center console towards the dashboard.

But the real qualities of this car were in its mechanical underpinnings. Unlike the rest of the Huracan range, this was a rear-wheel-drive, tail-happy supercar. Its 5.2-liter mid-mounted, naturally aspirated engine sent all its oomph via a seven-speed automatic (dual-clutch) gearbox. As a result, the car was more than capable of doing race-track days when in Race mode but could be driven normally on public roads in Street mode.d carbon-ceramic brakes are optionally available.

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LAMBORGHINI Huracan Evo photo gallery

The 2019 Lamborghini Huracan received a facelift, an improvement for the next decade. The new engine offered is the 5.2 liters naturally-aspirated Lamborghini V10 engine but upgraded for more power and a powerful sound.

Amongst the new technologies that made this engine magnificent, there are titanium intake valves and a lighter exhaust system. The Huracan Evo produces 640 hp and 600 Nm (442 lb.-ft) of torque. For the transmission, Lamborghini has opted for a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which sends the power to all four wheels. Due to this combination of powerplant and gearbox, the Huracan Evo gets a 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 325 kph (202 mph).

The Huracán EVO features Lamborghini's new rear-wheel steering and a torque vectoring system working on all four wheels, while at the heart of the car is a new feature called Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI): a Central Processing Unit that controls every aspect of the car's dynamic behavior.

A new 8.4" HMI capacitive touchscreen, located in the center console just above the start button, puts connectivity at the driver's fingertips, with multi-finger gesture control. Governing car functions including seats, climate and the status of the LDVI system in real-time it also puts all infotainment, such as Apple CarPlay with smartphone integration, at the cabin occupants' disposal.

A multimedia system incorporates connected navigation and entertainment, including web radio and video player. Android Auto is not available, but Android-based smartphones can connect to the audio system for telephone use.

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LAMBORGHINI Huracan Performante photo gallery

Lamborghini was not pleased with the performances offered by the Huracan. It added more power and made it faster with the 2017 Huracan Performante (performance) series.

In March 2017, Lamborghini unveiled the Huracan Performante at the Geneva Motor Show. It was one of the special editions made by the Italian car-manufacturer for its vehicles. It was usual for brands such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, or Aston Martin to build special editions for already launched vehicles and sell them with more money, even if under the skin it was the same car. But the Performante was more than that.

At the front, the new design for the bumper. It had no grilles, emphasizing lightweight materials, efficiency and sportiness. The side-sills were bigger and were built from carbon-fiber. In the back, a clear cover for the engine compartment was enhanced with more air-scoops. The rear, massive, wing, was crafted from one piece, using the Forged Composite technology.

Inside, the air vents, paddles, door handles and the center console were made from Forged Composite. The driver was in touch with the active aerodynamics’ activities: not only through the car’s performance but from the special ALA graphic in the dashboard display.

The Huracan Performante was stiffer than the coupe version. It was fitted with magnetorheological adaptive dampers, for higher cornering speeds. The car was 40 kg (88 lbs) lighter than the standard Huracan, which lead to better 0 to 100 kph (0-62 mph) time.

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LAMBORGHINI Huracan LP 580-2 (RWD) photo gallery

Lamborghini ended its customers' wait and introduced the two-wheel-drive Hurracan in 2016, and the result was a less performant and more playful car.

Lamborghini was not keen to make an all-wheel-drive car in the '80s, but it had to admit that the engine power became too high for a two-wheel-drive vehicle. But in 1993, the Italian carmaker made the Diablo VT with a viscous center differential (VT stood for Viscous Traction). When Audi stepped in, the German carmaker pushed the carmaker in the all-wheel-drive era for most of its models. But somewhere, the Italians knew that a Lamborghini driver would seek the traction limit and would try to make some donuts in a parking lot or a slide on a track-day. So Lamborghini made the Huracan 580-2 specifically for them.

From the outside, there were slight differences between the all-wheel-drive Hurracan and the 580-2 version. On the rear-wheel-drive version, the carmaker added a horizontal slat in each of the front wide side-scoops. In the middle, the lower lip was black regardless of the car's color, while on the all-wheel-drive model, it was body-colored.

Inside, the 2016 Gallardo 580-2 featured a pair of sport bucket seats with high bolstering on their sides. The carmaker placed the buttons for the transmission, the parking brake, and the engine starter on the massive center console. The car was available exclusively with a seven-speed automatic (dual-clutch) transmission with paddle shifters mounted on the steering column.

Lamborghini installed the same 5.2-liter V-12 from its all-wheel-drive sibling in the engine compartment, but the engineers de-tuned it by 30 ponies to 580 hp. In addition, since the car's front was lighter after the engineers removed the differential and the drive-shafts, the mass distribution changed to a 40/60 ratio.

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LAMBORGHINI Huracan LP 610-4 photo gallery

When you're out to replace a car like the Lamborghini Gallardo, the most successful model in the brand's history, you know you must keep everything razor-sharp. This seems to be the way for Lamborghini's Huracan, or LP610-4 as pedants call it.

What is actually a Hurracan? For those who don't know, carbon fiber has found its way next to the aluminum in the chassis, which means that the supercar now has a dry weight of 1,422 kg (3,135 lbs). The Italians also talk about a stiffness increase, but actual figures are replaced with metaphors.

At the center of the Lamborghini Huracan, we find a reworked version of the Gallardo's 5.2-liter V10 unit. Why is the Huracan so great? The engine is a naturally-aspirated 5.2 V10, as per Gallardo, but now it has both direct- and multi-point injection, mixing this with an indirect injection to offer "Iniezione Diretta Stratificata" (IDS). The results? 610 HP at 8,250 rpm and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) maximum torque at 6.500 rpm. At the same time, the fuel consumption has been lowered to 12.5 l/100 km (18.8 mpg).

Gone is the single-clutch automated manual - the e-gear was replaced with Lamborghini's version of the VW Group's seven-speed double-clutch automatic, the Lamborghini Doppia Frizione" (LDF), a way more responsive and performant gearbox. The list of tech updates also includes electronic control for the AWD system and ceramic brakes. Bad news for manual lovers, no manual version is available, but don't be disappointed; the shifting pedals will make you love it.

What use of all these goodies? All these make the Lambo one of the fastest among its rivals, so it requires 23.0 seconds to do the deed. The McLaren takes 23.1, the Ferrari takes 24.0, the Porsche Turbo S takes 23.0, and the Nissan GT-R NISMO needs 23.1. With the right tires, the Hurracan would easily break into the 22s.

Lambo made some improvements on the interior too. They tried to make the new car's interior less claustrophobic by keeping the scuttle and center tunnel low, but the near-horizontal screen pillars mean it's not as town-friendly as a Ferrari 458.

The Huracán is undeniably a vast improvement on its predecessor. We knew the Gallardo was lagging behind its rivals in key areas, including the transmission, but driving the Hurracan will find the DNA of a race track supercar. This is a far more sophisticated car that's faster, more refined, and much easier to drive fast or slow.

The Huracan is the first Lamborghini that lives up to the promise of its striking, gorgeous design. We think that Ferruccio Lamborghini did it and kept his word indeed. The idea was that his cars would not only be an alternative to Enzo Ferrari's prancing stallions but to be better. It took them 52 years, but now there exists a Lamborghini that is easily as good or even better than the Ferrari and directly competes against.

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