That’s a lot of Lambos: Lamborghini Huracán attracts 700 orders in first month

Most people haven’t even seen the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 in person yet, but it’s already attracting plenty of buzz and customer dollars.

Lamborghini says this successor to the “entry-level” Gallardo racked up 700 orders in its first month on sale. That’s pretty good, considering that Lamborghini sold just 2,121 cars in total last year.

It’s also encouraging for Lamborghini. The Gallardo was the company’s best-selling model, with 14,022 cars sold over its 10-year lifespan. That helped annual Lambo production jump from 250 cars per year to the current level of around 2,000 over the same period.

However, despite a facelift and a slew of special-edition models, the Gallardo was getting old. The years is a long time for a car to be in production, even a rarefied Italian supercar.

Enter the Huracán, which sports a reworked version of the Gallardo’s 5.2-liter V10, with 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. It’s coupled to a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.

That drivetrain doesn’t have to move much: Lamborghini quotes the Huracán’s dry curb weight as 3,135 pounds.

The performance numbers are even more impressive. The Huracán will do 0 to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, and reach a top speed of over 200 mph.

Lamborghini has been showing the car to select VIPs (which probably helped generate those 700 orders), but the general public won’t get its first glimpse of the new car until the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next month.

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