Car and Driver threw a leg over the Lamborghini Huracán and rode it hard all around the 16-turn Circuito Internationale Nardò, next to the banked oval that's brought us many a top-speed video. On the way to discovering the bull calf sweetly eclipses the Gallardo it replaces, CD also discovered that – comparing their own tests – it is faster from zero to 60 miles per hour than its paterfamilias, the Aventador.

Now, we should all know that 0-60 tests are an imprecise discipline, but CD's Eric Tingwall torched the sprint in the Huracán in 2.5 seconds – yes, faster than a whole lot of other very expensive super-coupes. In the magazine's last instrumented test of the Aventador Aaron Robinson ran 3.0 seconds, and for more Aventador perspective we can compare Motor Trend's 2.8 seconds, also scored at Nardo, Road & Track at 2.7 seconds and Lamborghini's estimated 0-62 mph time of 2.9 seconds. Any way you chop that up, 2.5 seconds beats it. A bit of a shock, then: Lamborghini lists the Huracán's 0-62 mph time as 3.2 seconds.

We'll get a more precise idea of the discrepancy when more tests come online, but for the moment - and in this one respect - we've got the $241,945, 602-horsepower Huracán showing its angry backside to the $397,500, 691-hp Aventador. Even if it remains true, though, we're not sure it matters; in a figurative case of Predator versus Alien, it's arguable that the only way to be wrong is not to own one.


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      ferps
      • 3 Months Ago

      They both have tons of power and AWD w/ launch control, but the Huracan has the better gearbox, so it's not that surprising. But perhaps even more impressive than the 0 - 60 time is the quarter mile of 10.4s @ 135mph. That's hypercar territory. 

      silpherx
      • 3 Months Ago

      the 0-60 isnt as impressive as the quarter at 10.4@135mph. that's faster than the aventador (10.9 ish), the fastest Gtr nismo (also 10.9). It's only beaten by the mclaren P1, the veyron ss, maybe a handful of others!

        gtv4rudy
        • 3 Months Ago
        @silpherx

        Most of the world does not know what a quater mile is so 0-100 kph would be more identified with performance except maybe in Australia. 

      Nick Allain
      • 3 Months Ago

      What are the chances that Lamborghini adds a little extra pop to press cars? Ferrari has been accused of it.

        Kris
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Nick Allain

        The chances are pretty high. Ferrari is not the only one doing it. Everybody is doing it. Ferrari just overdoes it and got exposed by Chris Harris.

      81waldron
      • 3 Months Ago

      While the 0-60 is crazy impressive, it's the trap speed that gets me.  135 mph through the quarter is madness.  That's pretty much sport bike territory.

      Pinhead
      • 3 Months Ago

      0-60 is becoming obsolete as a benchmark - pretty soon the measurement error and repeatability will be more than the difference between a lot of these cars.  A 10 second quarter mile is impressive, though.  Wow.

      GR
      • 3 Months Ago

      Everyone's talking about performance, so I'll talk about design. As usual, this Lambo is a head-turner and looks like what it is: Art that performs. 

      What I really like about this new Huracan is that it miraculously is both edgy and smooth in styling. Lamborghinis are known to be edgy and angular with their designs and most models convey this. However, the Huracan has a smoother overall profile while being unmistakably a Lambo. It's something that is rather hard to pull off, but they got it down with this car. The result is that it looks beautiful being both edgy and smooth. It's both aggressive yet flowing. 

      Great design, but hey, we're talking about Lamborghini. 

        Phil B
        • 3 Months Ago
        @GR

        Totally agree. This and the Aventador are the designs that I've always wished the Gallardo and Murcielago were -- I never cared for those much as I felt they played up the wedge thing too much.

        But these new guys are just about perfect. I seriously think the Aventador might be the best looking Lambo ever.

      Frisky_Dingo
      • 3 Months Ago

      Like others have said, forget the 0-60,  it's the 1/4 specs that are most impressive. A 135 trap is fast like most people simply cannot comprehend. This thing is bonkers. I'm looking forward to see if other outlets can duplicate these times. 

        BodyBlue
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Frisky_Dingo

        Nobody gets the times that CD gets because they "adjust" their times for altitude and other factors......in other words, they really dont get the times they publish.  Its BS and has been for decades with them.

      Stang70Fastback
      • 3 Months Ago

      Holy shit. 2.5??? That's GT-R / Veyron / Koenigsegg territory!

        Jai
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Stang70Fastback

        And let's conveniently forget that the Nissan has 2 turbochargers while you complain about how the Lambos have more cylinders.

        Jai
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Stang70Fastback

        Enough with the GTR crap. The Aventador already destroys it. This is even faster. 

          Lachmund
          • 3 Months Ago
          @Jai

          GT-R and Koenigsegg can't do this.

      Bernard
      • 3 Months Ago

      Maybe it's a traction issue, since the Huracan has less power it can put that power down more effectively resulting in better acceleration.

      Regardless, after 100 mph the Aventador will accelerate ahead.

      Koenigsegg
      • 3 Months Ago

      So how much gas is wasted in 2.5 seconds? :)

      davegyza
      • 3 Months Ago

      Eggmania
      • 3 Months Ago

      I wouldn't be surprised one bit. It just looks faster than an Aventador. Whatever that means.

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