The most versatile and ambitious version of the mid-engined Lamborghini Huracan supercar to date has been officially revealed. The rear-driven Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica is a road-and-track special that could comfortably be labelled the ‘Goldilocks’ Huracan.
- Styling inspired by the Sian hypercar
- Lamborghini has tried to focus more on driver involvement
- Skips certain aerodynamic bits over the STO
Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica: styling inspired from Sian hypercar
Chief technical officer Rouven Mohr, who this year returned from Audi for his second stint in Sant’Agata (replacing Maurizio Reggiani), described the Tecnica as “more or less a combination of both [existing] cars”.
As such, the spread of its recalibrated driving modes is broad, with Strada offering the same languid cruising manners as the Evo while Corsa brings the Tecnica close to the aggression of the STO.
The midway Sport mode will be the new car’s ace-card, offering levels of controllable oversteer never before seen in any modern Lamborghini, according to Mohr.
Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica: driver involvement
Driver confidence is apparently the single most important element of the car’s character, with genuinely approachable on-the-limit handling being the priority.
The Tecnica promises to be Lamborghini’s most convincing answer yet to the Porsche 911 GT3, whose dynamic precision and adaptability in both road and track environments have for years made it the standout option in this corner of the market.
Like the STO, the Technica is solely rear-driven and powered by a 631hp, 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10, whose efforts are delivered to the road through Lamborghini’s seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential.
The supercar also has semi-slick Bridgestone Sport tyres (305mm at the rear), which are wrapped around new 20-inch wheels. Carbon ceramic brakes are standard, although the compound is different to that found on the STO – being more road-leaning.
Notably, the Tecnica also features a new exhaust system, which, via hardware and software changes, is said to give the engine an aural edge over the STO’s in the mid and upper reaches of its 8,500rpm scope.
The bonnet lid is carbon fibre, and while the Tecnica is as wide and tall as the Evo, it’s 61mm longer, with the firm’s design team lengthening the glasshouse in the style of the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12.
Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica: chassis and aerodynamics
As for the chassis, the Tecnica uses the same rear-wheel steering as the STO and knits the agility- and stability-enhancing effects of that system with brake-based torque-vectoring and adaptive traction control (which, depending on the driving mode selected, allows generous yaw, but only when the car believes the driver intents it), all through the electronic LDVI ‘brain’ that was first seen on the Evo in 2019.
What the Technica lacks when compared to the STO is the senior supercar’s wild aerodynamics package, weight-saving regime and clamshell bodywork. However, at 1,379kg, the new car weighs 10kg less than the rear-driven Evo, and has some aerodynamic fangs of its own.
The new wing contributes to 35 percent more downforce than the Evo, yet the Tecnica also manages 20 percent less drag, and the high-exit hexagonal exhausts tips are flanked by fantastically large apertures that sit beneath the contoured tail-lights and help expel heat from the engine bay.
Above that bay sits an all-new carbon fibre cover. It lies flat, like that of the McLaren 570S, and is positioned so as to allow for the new rear window – positioned vertically to improve visibility. As for outright performance, 0-100kph is dispatched in a claimed 3.2sec, 200kph goes by in 9.1sec and the top speed is over 320kph.
Overall, the Tecnica continues Lamborghini’s recent direction of offering greater levels of driver involvement to go with the existing visual and performance-related clout that its cars offer. In this respect, the new model will have no shortage of rivals, including the 911 GT3, McLaren Artura, Maserati MC20 and new Ferrari 296 GTB.
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