The Italian speedster Lamborghini Huracan is raging and burning the roads of USA since 2014. For Lamborghini, the Huracan is the successor of Gallardo and is performing well up to the company's expectations. The 2017 model of the Huracan has its place in the first generation of the Huracan line-up and offers a new rear-wheel drivetrain configuration.
Supplying the power to the blazing beast is a 5.2 L V10 engine, which produces either 580 hp or 610hp of power depending upon its tuning. The powerful engine is mated to a 7-speed automated manual transmission system to bring the best out of the Huracan.
6.7/10 Fuel Economy
From years, Audi has been giving a hard time to Lamborghini's supercars with its most successful R8. If we look closely, the Audi R8 is actually based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. Apart from R8, the Huracan also have to compete with the British-made McLaren 570S.
2017 Lamborghini Huracan Features
The 2017 Lamborghini Huracan Coupe has three variants namely the LP 580-2, LP-610 and LP 610-4 Avio. Reviewing the MSRP, the low-end LP 580-2 comes at $199,800 while it increases significantly to $236,800 for the upper LP 610 trim. Moreover, the fully-loaded trim LP 610-4 Avio has a price tag of $245,500.
LP 580-2 Coupe
LP 610 Coupe
LP 610-4 Avio Coupe
The "entry-level" rear-wheel-drive coupe variant (hence the "-2" in the model name) that's also offered as a convertible (i.e., the Spyder). It's the leanest and sharpest variant currently available. Here, the V10 engine produces 571 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. Steel brakes and 19-inch wheels are standard
Lamborghini makes the V10 a bit more powerful with all-wheel drive, and here it cranks out 602 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. Carbon-ceramic brakes and 20-inch wheels are part of the deal
has unique aircraft-inspired cabin and exterior treatments and comes with a smattering of would-be options as standard. Only 250 will be made, making this model the choice of collectors only.
The Huracan LP 580-2 is the only trim to have an RWD drivetrain. Some of the key highlights of the LP 580-2 include steel brakes and 19-inch wheels. Coming to the LP 610 variant, it employs the same V10 engine present in the base trim but the engine is tuned differently to produce extra power and torque. Carbon ceramic brakes along with 20-inch wheels come as standard in the LP 610. The most expensive Huracan trim, LP 610-4 Avio is different from the 610 in the way that it gets an aircraft-inspired cockpit and LP 610’s optional features as standard.
2017 Lamborghini Huracan Engine
Engine and Transmission
Acting as the reactor core of the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is a 5.2-Liter 10-cylinder 40-valves DOHC engine that churns out a maximum power of 580 hp and torque of 398 lbs.-ft. However, the engine power and torque increase to 610 hp and 412 lbs.-ft. respectively for the AWD models. Moreover, the engine gets paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission, which allows the driver to shift gears either manually or automatically.
5.2l 10 cyl
Looking at the Audi R8, it also employs a similar capacity 5.2L V10 engine that can produce same torque but 40 hp less power than the Huracan. On the other hand, the McLaren 570S’ 3.8L V8 engine generates 562 hp of power and highest 443 lbs.-ft. of torque.
When it comes to acceleration, there’s no match for Lamborghini Huracan’s 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds. Moreover, the quarter mile time of Huracan is also better than both the Audi R8 and McLaren 570S, which corresponds to 10.4 seconds. Due to the high fuel consumption, the emissions stats of Huracan is almost 10.4 tons of per year, which is less than the 10.9 tons per year emission of McLaren 570S.
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)
Ride and Handling
The riding and handling quality of the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is hard-to-beat. With its highly efficient aerodynamics along with rear spoiler, the car feels to be fully under control even at very high speeds. The electric power steering of the Huracan is very responsive and the transmission controls embedded over it delivers a complete racing experience. Additionally, the tilt and telescopic steering wheel feature allows the driver to adjust the steering wheel to a comfortable position. The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) feature along with the traction control ensures that the car remains at the track even in slippery road conditions.
For regulating the deceleration, both the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8 utilizes 14.4-inch brakes at the front and 14.0-inch brakes at the rear. Whereas, the McLaren 570S comes with 15.5-inch and 15.0-inch brakes at the front and rear respectively. With the 60-0 mph decelerating distance of 102 ft., the McLaren 570S has the most efficient braking system.
Brake Front (in.)
Brake Rear (in.)
Curb Weight (lbs.)
60-0 MPH (ft.)
2017 Lamborghini Huracan Fuel Economy
In the city conditions, the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan offers a mileage of 14 MPG, which is similar to the Audi R8 but less against the 16 MPG of McLaren 570S. On highways, again the best fuel figure of 23 MPG is offered by McLaren 570S. The combined fuel economy of both the Huracan and R8 is 17 MPG while the 570S offers a better 19 MPG.
2017 Lamborghini Huracan Interior
Seating and Comfort
All the three sports cars including the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan offers a passenger capacity of 2. It means that only two people are allowed at a time to experience the electrifying action provided by these raging beasts.
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)
The Huracan employs a 12.3-inch heads-up display, which provides all the car related information. Additionally, it supports the navigation feature and displays roads maps at the centre-right of the screen. As for the entertainment, the Huracan offers FM, Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port for enjoying music on the go. For delivering the sound inside the vehicle, the Lamborghini’s SENSONUM sound system is coupled with the entertainment system.
The 2017 Lamborghini Huracan’s interior is superlative and comes with the following list of features:
Big and small forged composites package
Floor mats with leather piping and double stitching
SENSONUM sound system
2 one-touch power windows
Keyless power door locks
Front door pockets
Dual vanity mirrors
Steering mounted transmission controls
Additionally, the Lamborghini Huracan offers various seating-related features such as 4-way power driver and passenger seat with height adjustment.
No doubt, the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan’s architecture is one of the best when it comes to visual appearance, strength and performance. However, the car lacks to a greater extent when the luggage space is looked upon. The Huracan has a boot space of just 3.5 cubic foot, which is less than the 8.0 and 12.6 cubic foot of cargo space available in the Audi R8 and McLaren 570S respectively.
Cargo Volume (ft.3)
2017 Lamborghini Huracan Exterior
Dimension and Weight
Overviewing the exterior measurements, the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is 2nd longest among the rivalry after McLaren 570S. At the same time, it has the least width and height of 75.8 inches and 45.9 inches respectively.
Curb weight (lbs.)
Ground clearance (in)
Track width (in) F/R
The Huracan offers a good 5.4 inches of ground clearance, which is close to the 6.3 inches offered by R8. However, despite being the 2nd tallest, the McLaren 570S has the worst ground clearance of 3.6 inches. In terms of weight, the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is the lightest with its 3135 lbs. followed by McLaren 570S.
The visual appearance of the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is so prepossessing that wherever it goes, people cannot resist themselves from having at least a glance of it. The reason for such an attraction is its exterior features with some of them being mentioned as ahead:
Painted brake callipers
Sports exhaust system
LED engine compartment lighting
Numerous body-colour options
Aluminium and Carbon fibre body panels
Air splitter at the front
Heated side mirrors
Sporty rear spoiler
2017 Lamborghini Huracan Safety
Lamborghini Huracan engineers have incorporated best safety features in it that help in avoiding mishaps while driving. Moreover, some post-collision safety features are also assimilated in the vehicle that can save the lives of passengers. The key safety features of the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan comprises of a dual front with head protection chambers, front and side airbags, 2 front headrests, electronic stability control, and front and rear ventilated disc brakes.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags w/Passenger Off Switch
Driver And Passenger Side Airbag Head Extension
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
2017 Lamborghini Huracan Competition
One of the biggest advantages of Audi R8 over the Lamborghini Huracan is its lower price tag. To be precise, the R8 costs nearly $39,900 less than the Huracan. Both the cars house a similar 5.2-L V10 engine but the Huracan’s engine power is better than the R8. A few parameters in which the Audi R8 has supremacy over the Huracan include braking, ground clearance and cargo capacity. However, the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan excels in terms of 0-60 mph acceleration time, quarter-mile time and vehicle length.
Yet another sports car that matches up pretty well with the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is the McLaren 570S. In comparison with the Huracan, the McLaren has its own ups and down. Firstly, on the upside, the McLaren 570S has a lower selling price, better torque delivery, efficient brakes, greater fuel economy and larger cargo volume than the Huracan. However, on the downside, its maximum engine power, acceleration, annual emissions and ground clearance are inferior against the offerings made by the Lamborghini Huracan.
2017 Lamborghini Huracan Final Verdict
The 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is without a doubt one of the best sports cars available in the US. With its highly agile nature and outstanding appearance, the Huracan can outpace most of its rivals. However, there a few downsides of the car such as its expensive price tag and low cargo space that seems to be disappointing. Finally, the conclusion made by us is that if you can afford a Huracan, then definitely go for it, otherwise, plenty of alternatives are available.
Style quotient is outstanding
Ear-pleasing exhaust note
Drivetrain choice between Rear-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel-Drive
Aggressive body lines
Not much of a view while looking outside from the rear window
Lamborghini has introduced a rear-wheel-drive option for 2017
318 cu. in.
573 hp @ 8000 rpm
398 lb.-ft. @ 6500 rpm
independent front double wishbone suspension
independent rear double wishbone suspension
brake rotors (f/r)
14 in. ventilated disc brakes/14.4 in. ventilated disc brakes
zero to 60 mph
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