The birth of the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan is a somewhat bittersweet occasion. Its predecessor, the Gallardo, is one of the most successful and entertaining cars in Lamborghini’s history. We’ve certainly had our fair share of fun times behind the wheel of numerous variants from the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera to the Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni. But after almost 10 years of service, the time has come to put this Raging Bull to rest. And if you weren’t one of the lucky 14,000 or so customers to take home a Gallardo, then the Huracan appears to be a promising successor, boasting a lighter curb weight and a new V-10 churning out more than 600 HP. For now, Lamborghini is releasing only preliminary details on the new Huracan, but at least we have a few important specs like power figures.
Lamborghini also provided details on the origins of the new name, which was rumored to be Cabrera during the months leading to the Huracan’s debut. Unlike the Gallardo, named after a breed of Spanish bulls, Huracan was the name given to a courageous and strong fighting bull back in 1879. Not only does the Huracan carry on the tradition of bullfighting-inspired names, but it also continues Lamborghini’s practice of mounting a loud and powerful engine in the middle of the coupe’s low-slung body.