As a millennial growing up in the ’90s, there were car brands you associated with your grandparents. Oldsmobile, Buick, Lincoln and Cadillac were some of the most luxurious cars on the market, but ones you wouldn’t necessarily have as posters plastered on your bedroom walls.
While exotics from Ferrari and Lamborghini and even American muscle from Ford, Chevy and Dodge were the favorites for many young automotive enthusiasts in America, the trend in the last ten years has changed significantly.
In 2004, Cadillac set out to change its image of being a company just for those on Social Security by launching a high-performance division called V-Series.
While there’s been a new wave of GT3 cars introduced over the last 12 months, their road-going counterparts have been equally impressive, and oftentimes exceeding the performance levels of the track-developed GT machines.
Case in point, the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, the all-new Italian bull from Sant’Agata, packs nearly 100 additional horsepower than the new-for-2015 Huracán GT3 race car, due to the FIA’s Balance of Performance regulations.
It makes the 602-horsepower Huracán production car feel like a rocket ship on wheels, and a serious threat on the street to the established likes of Ferrari’s 488 GTB or the McLaren 650S in the battle of the supercars.
Launched at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show as the successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Huracán delivers on a number of key improvements, specifically in performance, styling and drivability.