But now, for about two percent of that, you can drive a Huracan around the track. For a day.
Lamborghini announced that its Academia driving school is coming to the United States this week, all for the low-ish price of $4,995.
You’ll get a lot for your coin, though.
Clients will be able to get behind the wheel of the V10-powered, all-wheel drive Huracan at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and will be given specialized training in acceleration, braking, drifting, and slalom.
After you get your driving legs, Lamborghini will unleash the fleet of Huracans onto the track, a point at which the instructors will probably be chanting to the supercar gods for good luck. Once track day is over, participants will receive a certificate from Lamborghini Squadra Corse, Lambo’s motorsports department.
The 610-horsepower, 5.2-liter V10-powered Huracan LP 610-4 is the replacement for the Gallardo, and it actually looks a little tamer than its flashy cousin. Lambo executives believe the Italian company has a bit of a nefarious image, and the Huracan is a small step toward changing that.
“If I bring home a Lamborghini, what will my wife say?” said former Lamborghini COO Michael Lock. “Am I cheating? Lamborghinis are associated with socially illicit behavior.”
Possibly, but isn’t that kind of the point?
Anyway, it’s not like Lamborghini’s latest is a soulless city car. It has the silhouette of an arrow from an archer’s bow, air vents that would make an F-18 jealous, and can hit 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Saying it’s more subdued than the Gallardo is kind of like saying Batman is less flashy than Iron Man: it does have a cleaner look to it, but it’s still an Italian supercar after all.
Lamborghini’s Academia runs from September 14th-17th. Clients can register at http://register.lamborghinievents.com/accademia/.