The exterior of the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is a work of art. Sculpted with one single line from nose to tailgate, the Huracán is comprised of single, sharp lines that leave the viewer in no doubt of its power or speed. Wedge shaped with an upward curve over the driver’s head, the car is 4.46m long, 1.92m wide and 1.17m high, with a wheelbase of 2.62m and 20 inch wheels.
The incredible shape of the car, and in particular its aerodynamic features, is aided by the innovative use of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) and aluminium in its body shell. This is an improvement on the Gallardo, which was entirely aluminium. The carbon fibre is mainly to be found around the driver-orientated section of the car, such as the floor, sills, rear bulkhead and B-pillars. The CFRP is extremely lightweight, affording the Huracán greater performance potential. The entire chassis, in fact, weighs less than 200kg, and thanks to its hybrid materials is better than the Gallardo in terms of stiffness, which produces better handling. The combination of materials also produces excellent crash safety, partly because of the direction in which the interlocking fibres are laid.
The aesthetics of the car reflect some of the traditional Lamborghini features – particularly the hexagon motif. This can be seen in the side windows, in the air intakes and in the Giano design wheels. The air intakes are a particularly prominent feature – look at the front of the car and you’ll see that the bottom is dominated by an intake that runs across its full width. Not only is this a design feature, but it also directs the cooling air flowing into the car downwards, increasing pressure on the front axle and improving performance. Cleverly, the lower edges of this intake protrude outwards to form the splitter.
Above the air intake is an arrow-shaped front that points sharply downwards and is given extra depth by two pleats in the metal. Uniquely, the distinctively winged headlamps are fitted with LEDs that mirror the colour of daylight, and the daytime running light is produced by Y-shaped light guides, making the car look fierce at all times of day.
The side panels are distinguished by another intake running across the bottom. This is a departure from the vertical intake seen on the Gallardo, and creates a tension and flow to the side of the car which give a thrilling teaser for its incredible potential on the road.
Towards the back of the car, the V10 engine is covered by matte-black polymer fins, which hark back to the Lamborghini Miura, or drivers have the option of a transparent cover that displays the powerful engine in all its glory.
The rear of the car is just as sleek, and combines an exceptional amount of styling in a few square feet of metal. This is again distinguished by a wide air intake, which is surmounted by narrow LED taillights which widen into squares at each end. Four distinctive round exhaust pipes are accompanied by a large diffuser, and another spoiler lip below ensures that air flows efficiently around the car.
This car is undoubtedly one of the most stylish, awe-inspiring sights on the road, and if you’re looking for Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 rental options, you won’t find a better service than at Signature Car Hire.