Lamborghini has made about 30,000 cars in its 51-year history. Slightly less than half of those were Gallardos. Let that sink in for a minute. The Gallardo is gone, and its replacement is the Huracán—and Lamborghini can't afford to screw this one up.

The Lamborghini Huracán must succeed.

But is it better than its predecessor, and can an all-natural V10 kick it with the turbo-electro-hybridized competitors from Germany and England? And does it have the requisite Lamborghini mystique? Spoiler: don't expect a cut-and-dry verdict, but that's also not a bad thing.