Lamborghini Huracan: Is this the name of the new Gallardo?

It seems that Lamborghini’s successor to the Gallardo will be called the Lamborghini Huracan and not, as was expected, the Cabrera.

Spy photo Lamborghini Huracan

Do we now have to get used to calling this the Lamborghini Huracan?

We’re currently suffering a spate of teases for the successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo – which we expected to be the Cabrera – but it seems it won’t get the Cabrera moniker after all – it’s apparently going to be the Lamborghini Huracan.

So says Auto Express who’ve been tipped the wink by someone who seems to know.

You don’t have to be a linguistic genius to work out that Huracan means hurricane, so it’s quite apt for a car that could blow a severe wind in the direction of the Ferrari 458 and McLaren 12C if Lamborghini have got it right.

A nice 5.2 litre V10 – rather than Ferrari and McLaren’s V8s – is a good starting point, as is styling that is likely to be somewhere between the Sesto Elemento and the Aventador, and a decent auto ‘box instead of the clunky contraption the Gallardo had to live with.

The Lamborghini Huracan will be revealed privately in London in January and get its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, but we won’t be surprised if Lamborghini lift the lid on the Gallardo’s replacement long before that.

Which will at least end the daft teases.

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