The Lamborghini Huracán, replacement for the long-running Gallardo, has been officially unveiled.

The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, to give it its full title, will make its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motorshow.

From January, Lamborghini will also kick-off a series of 130 private preview events across 60 cities throughout the world for qualified prospective customers.

The name Huracán comes from the legendary fighting bull of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed that fought in Alicante in 1879.

Lamborghini say the Huracán is entirely new from the ground up, and uses a hybrid chassis of both carbon fibre and aluminium components to give both light weight and strength.  Without fuel, the Huracán weighs just 1,422kg.

Power comes a new 5.2-litre V10 producing 610hp at 8,250rpm and 560Nm of torque at 6,500rpm.  It features a number of new technologies for Lamborghini, including both direct and indirect fuel injection and stop/start.

The result is 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds with 124mph arriving in 9.9 seconds.  Top speed is stated as ‘over’ 202mph.  Should economy be important as well as speed, the new Huracán is EU6 compliant, can achieve 22.6mpg and emits 290 g/km of CO2.

This powerhouse drives all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that features a switch on the steering wheel to select from Strada, Sport and Corsa driving modes.  Each mode also varies the set-up of the engine, four-wheel drive system, steering, exhaust sound and stability control.

Carbon-ceramic brakes are standard, while Lamborghini’s Dynamic Steering variable ratio system and magneto-rheologic suspension dampers are available as options.

The interior features a 12.3-inch colour instrument display with a configurable series of functions.  Fine Nappa leather and Alcantara feature heavily, although Lamborghini say a full customisation programme will be available.

Prices haven’t been announced yet, but first deliveries are expected to be made in spring 2014.