Against the popular vote, I always preferred the Lamborghini Gallardo as the sportier, more driving oriented model in the "Raging Bull" portfolio. The Lamborghini Aventador, Murcielago and its V12 predecessors are more powerful, but the daily civility of the Gallardo is one of the many reasons the baby Lambo is the best selling model in Lamborghini history. Now, the Sant'agata Bolognese automaker is at the cusp of unveiling the sophomore V10 entry called the Lamborghini Huracan.

According to reports, the Gallardo successor is named the 2014 Lamborghini Huracan, after the Mayan god of wind, storm, and fire. However, the moniker may be too soon to confirm as "Huracan" no longer follows the automaker's Spanish fighting bull heritage. The iconic Lamborghini Diablo was named after a Spanish fighting bull bred by the Duke of Veragua and is fabled to have battled the matador El Chicorro in a legendary 1869 fight that lasted several hours. The Lamborghini Murcielago was named after a fighting bull whose life was spared after it could not be taken down by 24 jabs of a matador’s sword. Likewise, Gallardo was named after one of the remaining four foundational bloodlines of fighting bulls.

Regardless of its name, reliable sources claim the upcoming Lamborghini Huracan will be powered by a 5.2 liter V10 engine producing 610 hp. What's more, AutoGuide claims the new Huracan may finally use the dual-clutch gearbox rather than the currently available automated manual. 

Since 2003, the Lamborghini Gallardo has sold 14,022 units. No doubt, the Lamborghini Huracan has big shoes to fill. Be sure to check out the Lamborghini Huracan at its grand debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. In the meantime, check out the slideshow above.