The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is a huge achievement in engineering, and represents the best of motorsports technology brought to the road, with added influences from the world of aeronautics it is no wonder this car is tipped to be one of Signature’s most popular self-drive hire cars when it arrives later this year. Not only does this mean that the car looks superb, but performance is astounding and the car will do 0-120mph in 9.9 seconds, before reaching a maximum speed of 202MPH.
The car’s chassis is made from a unique blend of aluminium and carbon fibre, with a wheelbase that is 2.62m long and which underpins the car’s total length of 4.46m. The aluminium is particularly integral to the double wishbone suspension at all four corners, which acts to reduce un-sprung masses and improve ride performance.
The car’s engine, a V10 that can achieve 610 hp at 8,250 rpm and attain maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6,500 rpm is – as in most motor racing vehicles – situated towards the middle of the car, creating an axle load of 42 (front):58 (rear).
All-wheel drive, the car has a 7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission which links in to the new dynamic drive mode system, called ‘ANIMA’ – Adaptive Network Intelligent Management. More poetically, anima is Latin – and consequently Italian – for ‘soul’. ANIMA controls the transmission, dampers, stability controls and optional extras such as Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (a ‘strain wave gear’ controlled by an electric motor in the steering column which delivers exceptional directional control) and allows the driver to easily switch between drive modes such as ‘strada’ and ‘sport’ via a button on the steering wheel.
The steering itself is electromechanical rack-and-pinion steering, which delivers instant feedback and a ratio of 16.2:1. This system delivers valuable assistance and counter-steering on slippery surfaces, and the level of power assistance decreases in inverse proportion to the car’s speed.
The Huracán benefits from additional innovations in electronics. The Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale, for example, uses accelerometers and gyroscopes placed in the car’s centre of gravity to measure vital performance data and deliver it to the electronic stability control. This can, however, be deactivated for an extremely sporty experience. This is best saved for the track, however!
If you’re curious about exactly what this incredible car can do, why not contact us for details on 0845 370 2222 when we’ll be offering a Lamborghini Huracán car rental for UK car enthusiasts to try.