We know how it drives – here's what it looks like in all its glory…
By Matt Bird / Tuesday, April 12, 2022 / Loading comments
You know how it goes at the end of a Lamborghini’s life, with the maddest special edition saved to ensure the car does anything but grow old gracefully. Think Countach Anniversary, Murcielago SV, Aventador Ultimae (or perhaps even the new Countach) as proof of that. Yet Lambo’s tact has changed somewhat for this latest Huracan, the Tecnica. We know a plug-in V8 replacement is coming, which by Lambo law means this new car ought to be like an STO with rocket launchers and flamethrowers. But it’s almost restrained by that measure, even in bright green rather than prototype black cladding.
There’s far more than meets the eye with the Tecnica, though. The keen will note the new front end (inspired by the Terzo Millennio, and improving brake cooling) as well as a new rear deck and fixed spoiler, boosting downforce by 35 per cent and reducing drag by 20 per cent over a Huracan RWD. A bonus 10 PH points to anyone who’s spotted the hexagonal exhausts, and another 10 for seeing that the wheel design was inspired by the Vision Gran Turismo car.
Lamborghini goes so far as to say that this new car has “a silhouette inspired by the daylight opening line from the Essenza SCV12”, which we’re struggling with a tad. From here it looks like a slightly more demure STO, almost like this could be a Huracan Touring in the Porsche mould rather than a Huracan Tecnica. Even the stated aim for this new car could have come straight from a GT3 release: “”The Huracán Tecnica condenses Lamborghini’s design and engineering expertise to create the perfect fun-to-drive Huracán, as compelling when driving to the race circuit as it is on the track itself”, said Stephan Winkelmann.
That STO link is no accident, either. In case you’ve not yet read the prototype drive, this STO gets a 640hp version of the 5.2-litre V10, matching the Super Trofeo Omologato and gaining 30hp over the standard Evo RWD. It gets better, too, as the Tecnica has the rear-wheel steering denied to the RWD but fitted to the STO. Lamborghini says it has reworked the LDVI drive modes – Strada, Sport and Corsa – as well as the traction control, suspension and torque vectoring to make the most of the Tecnica’s new set up. “Enhanced oversteer” is promised in the Sport mode, along with “extreme precision” in Corsa. The latest Huracan weighs 1,379kg dry, against 1,339kg by the same measure for the STO.
The interior is familiar from other Huracan Evo models, though with the option of racy extras like a lightweight door design, titanium bolts and harnesses. Telemetry from the STO is also part of the Tecnica’s infotainment. Through the Ad Personam department, buyers can have their Tecnica-specific upholstery, stitching and embroidery in a “virtually unlimited” array of colours.
Sounds pretty good, right? Lots of the STO goodies, including the extra power and rear-wheel steer, without quite so many divisive aero add-ons. It’s the car “developed for pilots seeking driving fun and lifestyle perfection on both road and track”, apparently. Given what Lamborghini has already achieved with the Huracan Evo, it’s probably reasonable to expect this Tecnica will be fairly mega. Find out for sure here.
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