Lamborghini Has Now Built Over 10,000 Huracans
Launched in 2014, the Lamborghini Huracan has helped the Italian automaker hit records all around the world.
The milestone 10,000th unit is heading to Canada as a Performante variant sporting the same Verde Mantis color as the winning number-11 Huracan GT3 from this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona race. The Huracan is offered in six derivatives, with the Performante version holding records at eight different race tracks around the world. Most recently, Lamborghini unveiled the Huracan Performante Spyder at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
There will likely be another milestone unit rolling off the assembly line before production of the Huracan ends. Last year was a record year for Lamborghini, having delivered 3,815 cars worldwide. The Huracan comprised 2,642 of those units, marking an increase of 12 percent compared to 2016. Its replacement won’t be coming for a few more years, but there’s already reports on what it will entail.
Speaking with Car and Driver, Lamborghini chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani said he is determined to continue offering naturally aspirated engines in Lamborghini’s supercars. That means the Huracan’s successor will likely retain a V10 engine and not turn to forced induction. “My question is, why do I need to do something different?” Reggiani asked. “If I trust in the naturally aspirated engine, why do I need to downgrade my powertrain to a V8 or V6? I am Lamborghini, I am the top of the pinnacle of the super sports car. I want to stay where I am.”
He isn’t ruling out some form of electrification however, with Reggiani hinting that he needs some support to meet regulatory demands. There have been reports the Huracan’s replacement, scheduled to come around 2022, will be a plug-in hybrid. It does sound like whatever may come, it will at the very least, be powered by a V10 engine.
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March 14, 2018 at 08:33PM