The successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo will be called Huracan. While Lamborghini is yet to officially come out with the name, which will most likely be before the end of this year, the folks over at AutoExpress have already stumbled upon the name with the help of insider sources.
Huracan, which is hurricane in Spanish, as you would already guessed, was originally the name of the Mayan god of fire, wind and storms, which was later picked up by the Spanish.
Lamborghini is said to have trademarked the Huracan name back on April 19, 2012, at the same time it registered the Urus name for its SUV concept. We have known the Gallardo successor until now its code name, Cabrera.
Lamborghini Huracan will be powered by an uprated version of the 5.2 liter V10 engine from the Gallardo, that is expected to generate as much as 600 HP. The Huracan will share its lightweight aluminum chassis with the next gen, 2015 Audi R8, though it will measure shorter than the R8 to save weight.
It's body will be constructed out of carbon plastic composite and it's design will be inspired by the Sesto Elemento. Also, on the center console will lie the fighter jet inspired start button, much like the Aventador.
While official launch of the Gallardo successor will take place only in March, at the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini has started teasing the car with its Hexagon Project. While the first teaser was the engine sound, the second teaser was a weird video series, featuring three young men trying to gain access into Lamborghini's facilities to get a view of the Gallardo successor, Cabrera/Huracan. The video below is the second in the series.