Huracan storms in
The Lamborghini Huracan at its Perth launch at Fraser’s.

While the Aventador may remain the alpha dog in the Lamborghini stable, the Italian company's follow-up to the ultra-successful Gallardo entry model has arrived in Perth.

The $428,000 (plus on-road costs) Huracan officially met the WA public for the first time at its local launch - a suitably lavish gala event held at Fraser's by Barbagallo.

In typically outlandish style, Miss Universe contestants were chosen to pull the covers off the new model.

The outgoing Gallardo is the best-selling Lamborghini ever, with 14,022 sales in its 10-year lifespan, making up nearly half of the 30,000 Lamborghinis sold in total since the company was founded in 1963. However, Lamborghini expects the Huracan to outsell the Gallardo worldwide and early indicators suggest similar results locally.

Of the 2500 orders placed so far, 50 have come from Australia with Perth's unspecified 2015 allocation already sold out.

The Huracan's 5.2-litre V10 boasts better numbers across the board than its popular predecessor, throwing up 448kW and 560Nm and hitting 100km/h in 3.2 seconds - 43kW, 20Nm and 0.7 seconds better than the Gallardo.

As with its predecessor, there will be several derivatives of the Huracan in the future, with a rear-wheel-drive option likely to come.

The first Australian orders are arriving in Perth now but West Australians with deep pockets and the need for speed who like what they see will need to be patient - Lamborghini says the current wait for deliveries is between 12 and 18 months.

The West Australian

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