Lamborghini on Tuesday took their wraps off their newest offering in the Huracan line-up: the Huracan Tecnica.
The new bull sits in between the brand’s Huracan Evo and the Huracan STO, with inspiration on many levels from other Lamborghini projects. The model gets the powerplant of Huracan STO and the versatility of Evo, with Lamborghini themselves calling it a “combination of both the cars, completing the Huracan line-up”.
At the heart of the car, the mid-engined Tecnica has the beautiful 5.2L NA V10 delivering power to the rear wheels only, peaking at 631hp and 565Nm of torque. The powerplant is mated to a 7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission. Lamborghini has also given its clever LDVI (Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata) system that controls every aspect of the car’s behaviour and driving dynamics.
All of these propel the car to a 3.2s 0-100kmph dash, topping out at 325kmph. Fair to say, this ain’t a slouch when it comes to performance, as you’d expect from Lamborghini when you are shelling out big bucks.
Speaking of driving dynamics, the sports car has in its arsenal rear-wheel steering with torque vectoring, in addition to the usual Lamborghini drive modes: STRADA (for comfortable everyday driving), SPORT (for sharp enthusiast driving) and CORSA (essentially where everything is dialled up to eleven for maximum attack on track).
Along with carbon ceramic brakes, Lamborghini put in some improved brake cooling systems involving calliper ducts and cooling deflectors.
The new Huracan Tecnica comes at 1379kg, 10kilos shy of the Evo. Its new rear wing, apart from serving cosmetic purposes, also improves the aerodynamic capabilities with a 35% increase in rear downforce while a 20% reduction in drag in comparison to the Huracan Evo. The car even gets new aero deflectors for improved aerodynamic efficiency, claims Lamborghini.
On this front, the Tecnica gets its fair share of updates. A carbon fiber hood with a bumper inspired by their own Terzo Millennio’s Y-ish design characterise the front. The silhouette even is inspired by Sant’Agata’s Essenza SCV12, says the brand. At the rear, the most striking change to the Evo is in form of a rear wing, followed by a revised bumper and hexagonal Sian-like exhaust pipes. Lower down, Lamborghini has fitted it with 20 inchers lined with Bridgestone Potenza Sport rubber as well.
Coming later this year, the Huracan Tecnica will go up against the likes of the mighty Porsche 911 GT3, McLaren Artura, the new Ferrari 296 GTB and the new Maserati MC20. Prices not announced, but expect it to come at a fair premium over the Huracan Evo.