28.12.2013

Development

A Lamborghini source has apparently revealed that the Italian supercar firm’s replacement for the Gallardo – due next in 2014 – will be called the Huracan.

The insider let slip to Auto Express that the new V10-powered supercar will be called Huracan, which is Spanish for hurricane. This is in contrast to earlier reports that suggested the Gallardo replacement would be called the Cabrera.

Lamborghini Gallardo production ends as its replacement is trailed On Bing: see pictures of the Lamborghini Gallardo. The Italian manufacturer trademarked the Huracan name in April 2012 – previously associated with the Urus SUV concept shown at Beijing Motor Show last year. It also trademarked Deimos at about the same time.

We expect the Lamborghini Huracan to have around 600hp, and feature distinct styling cues from the Aventador. Lamborghini is anticipated to reveal the Huracan at next year’s Geneva Motor Show – and prices will start at around £165,000.

However, Lamborghini is notorious for not using the model title everyone thinks it is going to, and at first glance the Huracan name appears to be a step away from its tradition of referencing bulls and bullfighting in its nomenclature.

But it turns out Huracan was also the name of a famous fighting bull in Mexico, known, in fact, as ‘the bull of the century’. Sound appropriate?

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