The initial production run by Bburago on the brand new 2014 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 included four different shades, a nice bright yellow metallic just like the one unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show, a unexpectedly beautiful silver metallic finish, a stunning green metallic shade that sold out in a matter of hours when it was available in Geneva ... and this shade Bburago call white metallic.
I have to admit it is a strange shade, I know pearl metallic white from other models and on real cars, and this shade is different, it has a blue hue over it, just doesn't look like a pearl metallic white like Bianco Icarus should ... still it does look rather nice in the end.
The details have been said in the original review of the yellow version, yes this is a perfect 1/18 scale rendition of the original Lamborghini Huracan, it shows the optional glass engine cover while rolling on standard wheels instead of the optional lightweight rims shows on all the cars at Geneva in early March 2014.
The interior could have used some more details, just like the engine itself ... I have in fact taken apart a second yellow one I ordered, and the engine is indeed lacking some serious details, even when looking under the covers ... so don't expect too much from it, keeping in mind the price it still is a very good value for money model and I wouldn't hesitate to advice getting one to every Lamborghini scale model collector out there.
Now this white shade is a perfect candidate to compare it to the car the Huracan is succeeding ... the extremely successful Lamborghini Gallardo, a total of 14,022 units of this original V10 model have been sold in little over a decade ... this time around the Huracan will not be kept alive with numerous special editions and a lifespan of more than 10 years, and in a matter of months the order book filled up with 1,500 firm orders, so the Huracan is a success even before the first car has actually been delivered to a customer.
On these side by side photos showing the new 1/18 Huracan LP610-4 by Bburago in white metallic and the 1/18 Gallardo by Maisto finished in regular white it is clear the Bburago model actually boasts a rather strange shade ... a more bluish tint overall, but that doesn't make it less beautiful ... next to the ten year old Gallardo the Huracan clearly shows the evolution of Automobili Lamborghini SpA ... much like the Murcielago and the Aventador in fact.
Now I specifically put this new Huracan next to the original Gallardo, it would be unfair to use a Superleggera or even an LP570 Super Trofeo Stradale to compare the new Baby Bull to ... the Huracan LP610-4 is the first model in a series that will probably evolve much like the Gallardo did ... first a Spyder version, then a lightweight model for the more hard core drivers and when production goes into the final stages a limited edition 'uber' model perhaps, but right now this is the first, most basic edition, so it just has to be compared with the original Gallardo from 2003.
The front of the Huracan shows a clear design language influenced by the flagship V12 Aventador, just like the Gallardo did back in 2003 against the Murcielago, for the 2014 model the lights went 'full LED' however, there is not a single normal light bulb to be found anywhere on the Huracan ... one thing that does grasp our attention: the side view mirrors look almost identical between the Huracan and the Gallardo ... and the Aventador to be honest.
Seen from the rear it seems the Huracan is a lot wider compared to the original Gallardo, in fact the new model grew only 24mm in width, so it is all down to the design of the rear section with the wide central grille and those 'dropping' taillights. I for one really love the fact Lamborghini puts dual tail pipes at the right and left of the Huracan, somehow a Lamborghini just needs a quartet of thundering exhausts.
Taking a closer look at the sides show the 'window line' to be comparable between Huracan and Gallardo, sure they are not identical, but they convey the same style, the front bumper intakes do make the Huracan look a lot more aggressive however, probably due to the angled design where the Gallardo had almost square intakes at first ... the front bumper of the Huracan looks more like the one used on the later LP570-4 Superleggera edition of the Gallardo.
Note that the standard wheels on the 2014 Lamborghini Huracan take us back to the Countach and Diablo era ... these new wheels took the 'five hole dial' design from the Countach that has been evolved onto the Diablo, only to be forgotten after the initial Murcielago model, to a whole new level, a more contemporary design fitting a 2014 Raging Bull but still showing the typical 'telephone dial' design we've loved on the Countach S model.
If you see an Huracan from the rear three-quarter view you will naturally recognize some Sesto Elemento influences, especially that classic 'duck tail' design above the taillights were the new Lamborghini receives a fixed rear wing design, which makes it look higher at the rear, but put it next to a Gallardo and you'll notice the Huracan is in fact even a little lower ... so there is still a lot of room to install an impressive rear wing in the future.
Some argue the Huracan is nothing more than a Gallardo with a different, more modern body on top of it, but as the first test drives are starting to be published it becomes obvious the Huracan is a totally new Lamborghini, using the Gallardo as a basis naturally but taking it to a totally new level, both performance wise as driving behaviour.
With over 1,500 orders already I'm sure the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 will become another success for Automobili Lamborghini, I for one can't wait for the open top Spyder edition and the lightweight Superleggera and Super Trofeo evolutions.
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