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The second coming of German white-coats and Italian artists/creators is a V10 supercar like few others. Will it be all-out mental, or clinically precise? Or the ultimate combination thereof?

Story: Jim Gorde
Photography: Sanjay Raikar

To be driven is one thing, to drive is another, but to truly feel the drive is an entirely different concept. It’s not often one drives a car that speaks, communicates in a manner only car and driver know at that time. Lamborghini have always given the world exemplary exotics under the classification of ‘supercar’ that stand the test of time and deliver on every sense. They are a sight to behold, the excitement is palpable, the feel is incredible, and, finally, the smell of hot rubber and petrol together with the sound from their wild, unrestrained Italian hearts are a complete whole-hearted recipe for the mesmerising. Of course, five senses only tell half the story. It’s how they all come together and make you feel that truly separates the great from the absolutely astounding.

That’s where Lamborghini excel, and always have. The whole greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts logic rarely stands truer than it does in Sant’Agata. So when we found out that there was Lamborghini activity at our nearby racetrack, we were only too happy to participate.

The Huracán replaced the Gallardo last year and is the less potent of the two-car Lamborghini stable. It even has conventional doors. The 5.2-litre V10 that powers it uses a combination of direct and indirect petrol injection, and makes 610 PS and 560 Nm, both higher than what its predecessor managed. The seven-speed Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF, or Lambo dual-clutch) transfers the power seamlessly to all four wheels.

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Right. Get in (butt first, then legs) and the finest of materials — from alcantara and brushed aluminium to honest hardcore carbon-fibre — surround you. The start button — and this is my favourite bit — is located under a red flap, akin to the missile launch button in a fighter-jet. Foot on the brake, lift flap, push button: a quick crank and the engine roars to life. Throat cleared, ready to attack, the Huracán sits low, the centre of gravity committed to maximum performance. The Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) sensor system is mounted centrally, measuring 3D movement (roll, pitch and yaw) to ensure maximum stability and grip; the electronic aids keeping the car safe on the tarmac and the beat alive in your heart.

 

About the author: Jim Gorde

 

Automotive Correspondent at Bike India and Car India.
Believes that learning never stops. Loves V8 engines as much as a good breakfast.
t: @BikeIndia / @CarIndia

 

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