ZINVO's Favorite Cars: Lamborghini Huracan
Posted on Thursday, January 19 2017 09:00:00 AM in News by ZINVO .
For our newest chapter of the ZINVO’s Favorites series—a place where we take a closer look at the cars, destinations, and fashion trends that inspire our creative work at ZINVO—we shine the spotlight on the Lamborghini Huracan. Join us as we take the sporty ZINVO One Carbon on this exciting ride.
There are many car manufacturers today that produce their own “supercars”, but back in the day, there was only a handful. Most memorable were Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini. Lamborghini is known for their outrageous designs, which have been futuristic since the 1970s. The carmaker is of course also famous for ferocious engines and the aggressive driving experience it gives. The Lamborghini Countach, for example, became the iconic supercar of the 1980s. With such mass cultural influence, Lamborghini’s forward-looking designs influenced many of the supercars that we see today.
Lamborghini was founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963. The founder's goal was to be better than already existing car brands—specifically Ferrari. While Lamborghini is now owned by the VW group, it has certainly not lost its soul of Italian design and engineering. The Lamborghini Huracan not only perfectly illustrates that but is also one of the company’s best cars to date. The Lamborghini logo is a bull which was Ferruccio Lamborghini's Zodiac sign. He was also very interested in Spanish bullfighting, so it seems natural that the Huracan was named after a famous Spanish fighting bull. With a completely new design from the ground up, the Huracan differs entirely from its predecessor: the Lamborghini Gallardo.
The Huracan’s anatomical structure is based on the carbon atom which is expressed in hexagonal forms found all over the vehicle. Wherever you look, you will find a six sided hexagon—from the grills to the side mirrors, and even the buttons. In true Lamborghini fashion, the engine is a naturally aspirated 5.2 Liter V10 580 horsepower engine that does 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds, and a quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds at 133mph. That is some amazing performance from a naturally aspirated engine, considering that comparable vehicles like the Bugatti and McLaren P1 are turbocharged and cost over $1 million each! So at $250,000, the Huracan is already worth every penny.
The Huracan features three different drive modes controlled by the Adaptive Network Intelligent Management system (ANIMA). Coincidentally “anima” means soul in Italian. The three modes are Street, Race, and Sport. An interesting feature of the Sport mode is that it has a “drift” function that is controlled by the ANIMA system itself.
As a driving experience, the Huracan impresses everyone. It has been sculpted in a way that it does not need a rear spoiler for downforce. Furthermore, the rate of acceleration does not change because of an ultrafast seven-speed twin clutch gearbox. When cornering, the All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) Huracan feels surprisingly easy, even at high speeds. This is thanks to three gyroscopes that monitor, analyze, and then direct power to the correct wheel.
Selfishly designed for the driver, every control needed is available in the gauge cluster, including the infotainment system, map, and car analytics. The Huracan also has a full LED lighting system and a front axle lift system to clear obstacles when needed.
The Huracan has proven that Lamborghini can build a supercar that performs just as well—if not better—at a fraction of the cost of other comparable supercars. This philosophy is something we strive for when producing our range of men's luxury watches— top quality products at more sensible price points. It seems VW has maintained the vision and spirit of Ferruccio Lamborghini by continuing his passion of creating flamboyantly designed cars with extremely powerful engines that inspire generations of car enthusiasts.