The Lamborghini Huracán (aka LB 724 project) is fresh from its debut at the Geneva motor show. Showcasing an altogether softer form language than we’re used to seeing on recent supercars from Sant’Agata, the replacement for the Gallardo was made deliberately more gentile to be more usable everyday.
Above is an interview with Filippo Perini, Head of Design at Automobili Lamborghini, who talks us through the Lamborghini Huracán’s design themes and reasoning, highlighting how his newfound simplicity and tranquility in form is vital if Lamborghini hopes to steal sales away from competitors (read Ferrari).
According to Perini, the Huracán is a modern interpretation using Lamborghini’s historical DNA. The hexagonal design cues are present from nose to tail, but is that enough to signal the Lamborghini brand’s newest creation? Is it perhaps a little too soft-spoken to be a supercar?
Clean surfaces and precise lines downplay the exterior design — a stark contrast to the more extroverted aesthetic of the Aventador — and the overall design, inspired by origami, is quieter. As a supercar, extracting the best performance capabilities from an engineering standpoint but also an aerodynamic perspective was paramount in the creation of the new car. But instead of bringing these elements to the fore the designers chose to conceal the ducts and aerodynamic enhancers.
We’ve always thought of Ferrari as the beautiful girl you marry, while Lamborghini was the seductive mistress. Despite its provocative name, the Huracán is one Lamborghini you could actually bring home to meet the parents…
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