The Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica is the next generation of the Italian automaker’s rear-drive V10 architecture. The Tecnica name embodies the evolution of the car’s technical prowess, according to Lamborghini, and sits nicely between the Huracán EVO RWD and the track-ready Huracán STO. We think Tecnica is the best-looking Huracán yet, and it comes with all the delicious mechanical magic we’ve come to love in Lamborghini’s best-selling model to date.
“The Huracán Tecnica condenses Lamborghini’s design and engineering expertise to create the perfect, fun-to-drive Huracán that’s as compelling when driving on the racetrack as it is on the street itself,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.
Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica: the power of the V10
You can think of Tecnica as a collection of learnings that made the Huracán EVO RWD and Huracán STO the best driving cars in the automaker’s history. It starts with the STO’s naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10, producing the same 631 horsepower and 417 lb-ft. of torque as before. Of course, the engine sends power to the rear wheels exclusively via a seven-speed gearbox.
The Tecnica weighs just 3,040 pounds. (1,379 kg) thanks to the generous use of carbon fiber body panels, titanium wheel bolts, optional lightweight doors and standard carbon-ceramic brakes. It goes from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, just 0.2 seconds slower than the Huracan STO (it’s also 89 pounds heavier than the STO, but we’re talking a tram here, so that’s fine) . In addition, Lamborghini claims a power-to-weight ratio of 2.15 kg/HP, not far from the 2.09 kg/HP of the Huracan STO.
Tailored rear wheel steering and drive modes
You’d think unleashing 631 horsepower in a rear-drive supercar isn’t the wisest of actions, but we live in a modern world. The 2023 Huracán platform incorporates rear-wheel steering (with a direct steering ratio) for improved agility and torque vectoring to maintain grip while improving handling. Coupled with bespoke suspension tuning and an updated Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS), Lambo says Tecnica “delivers a highly differentiated response to each environment.”
Lambo also manipulated Tecnica’s LDVI (Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata) computer system and driving modes. In the default STRADA mode, engine, transmission and rear-wheel steering provide more comfortable driving controls, while SPORT mode accentuates shifting and improves rear-wheel steering oversteer. But in full-attack CORSA mode, the engine and gearbox deliver track-oriented throttle responses and lightning-fast shifts, while the torque-vectoring system prioritizes maximum grip.
Concept car styling
We mean it when we said Tecnica is the best-looking Huracán yet. Lamborghini took inspiration from the Essenza SCV12 and Terzo Millenia concept cars to concoct Tecnica’s updated front, and the result is one for the books. It has a redesigned front bumper with a black Ypsilon design and an integrated air curtain, the first for a Huracán. There is a new front splitter with open slats to divert oncoming air through the wheels. The Tecnica is about 2.4 inches longer than a Huracán EVO despite being the same width and height, although the former looks lower and wider due to its redesign.
Meanwhile, we’re also cracking up on Tecnica’s updated rear with a new vertical glass window (to help improve visibility), a redesigned rear bumper that incorporates a new diffuser and gorgeous exhaust pipes. hexagonal. And unlike the STO, Tecnica dispenses with a gigantic rear wing, instead settling for a rather subtle fixed rear wing. According to Lamborghini, the Tecnica offers 35% more rear downforce with 20% less drag than the Huracán EVO RWD.
Rounding out the Huracán Tecnica’s street-racing vibe are a fabulous set of 20-inch Damiso diamond-cut wheels (inspired by the rollers fitted to the Lamborghini Vision GT) wrapped in sticky Bridgestone Potenza Sport rubber.
The new Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica is available in eight standard exterior colors and a wide range of interior trims. Standard equipment includes height-adjustable sports seats, a redesigned HMI digital interface, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa and connected telemetry via the Lambo UNICA app. Lamborghini’s Ad Personam department will allow you to customize the Tecnica to your liking with unlimited color and trim combinations.
Availability of the Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica
The Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica will arrive in U.S. dealerships sometime in late 2022. The automaker didn’t mention MSRP numbers, but we estimate base prices should start between $250,000 and $280,000.
Alvin Reyes is a columnist on Automoblog and an expert in sports and performance cars. He studied civil aviation, aeronautics and accounting in his youth and is still very fond of his old Lancer GSR and Galant SS. He also likes fried chicken, music and herbal medicine.
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