The Lamborghini Gallardo’s lifespan is coming to an end, and its successor has yet to be endowed with an official name. It now seems that the baby Lambo’s 2014 replacement will be called the Huracán.
The name was first circulated in April of this year, when Lamborghini filed for the trademark to the Huracán name. It was speculated that it may be used to christen a new SUV based on the Urus concept and that Gallardo’s heir would be called the Cabrera, but according to Auto Express Huracán will be applied to the new exotic instead.
Some have said that the new moniker would end Lamborghini’s era of naming sports cars after Spanish fighting bulls, dating back to the 1966 Miura. However, fans of the bull badge will be pleased to know that the tradition will prevail. A web search reveals Huracán was indeed the name of a toro, tributes to whom abound on YouTube, in addition to being the Mayan god of storm, wind and fire, later absorbed into Spanish to mean “hurricane.”
Whatever it’s called, the new V10-powered supercar is rumored to have at least 600 hp and make extensive use of lightweight composites. A video released yesterday showed that it will take design cues from the Aventador flagship. The production version is expected to be revealed later this month.