Lamborghini Huracán Blends Supercar Brawn with a Supercomputer BrainMay 9, 2014
Carbon ceramic brake rotors. A 5.2-liter, 610-horsepower V-10 engine. A chassis built from carbon fiber and aluminum. There can be no doubt the $237,250 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is a supercar. The surprise: how well the Lamborghini blends supercomputer smarts with supercar brawn.
To do that, the Huracán relies on another high-performance component: an NVIDIA processor. NVIDIA powers the navigation system set inside the 12.3-inch high-resolution thin-film transistor screen that sits in front of the driver. That makes it easy for drivers to keep their eyes on the road.
That’s crucial in any car with this much power. It takes just 3.2-seconds for the Huracán to reach 60 miles-per-hour. If there’s enough road, the driver can watch the speedometer needle sweep past 200mph.
With great power, comes great configurability. The Huracán is one of the first sports cars moving infotainment out of the center stack. The result: a display that lets the driver decide what they want to see.
There are three main settings to choose from:
Full Drive Mode (above) – This mode features a choice of a large central tachometer or speedometer. It’s flanked by vehicle information including fuel level, and water temperature. It can even show what’s playing on the audio system.
Mixed Mode (above) – This mode adds a window for infotainment functions. It also includes a navigation display, making it easy to follow the 3D map to where you’re headed.
Full Infotainment Mode (above) – In this mode, the map or your audio information takes the center position. All the vehicle information remains easy to read on the outer edge of the screen.
Lamborghini and NVIDIA’s shared obsession with power and speed have found a great home in the Huracán. Now, who’s got the keys?
Note: This post has been updated in the second paragraph to specify that an NVIDIA processor is powering the infotainment and navigation systems.