Lamborghini to name next supercar ‘Huracan’, after Mayan god of fire, wind, and storms

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Nearly everything about the successor to the recently-departed Lamborghini Gallardo is a mystery, including its name.

The general consensus was that the car would be called Cabrera, but now it seems the next entry-level Labmo will be dubbed the “Huracan”, according to Auto Express.

Sources at Lambo say the Italian automaker chose Huracan over Cabrera for its next super-coupe. The Huracan name was originally trademarked in 2012 at the same time as Urus – the name of Lamborghini’s upcoming SUV – and Deimos, which hasn’t been connected to any car … yet.

“Huracan” means hurricane in Spanish, and is also the name of the Mayan god of fire, wind, and storms. That seems like a pretty appropriate name for a supercar – especially the fire bit.

Whatever it’s actually called, it’s nice to see a car with an actual name, not an alpha-numeric code (we’re looking at you, McLaren).

The Huracan will be Lamborghini’s new “entry-level” model, likely sporting a revised version of the 5.2-liter V10 from the Gallardo. The engine may finally make the jump to 600 horsepower, and may be coupled to a more sophisticated dual-clutch transmission (as opposed to the current single-clutch unit) to better compete with the Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren MP4-12c.

Expect its styling to borrow cues from the Aventador and the Sesto Elemento. That means a wild look totally appropriate for the company that created the Miura and Countach.

The Lamborghini Huracan will go on sale next year, which means its first appearance could be at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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