New Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica unveiled as ‘best of both worlds’ for road and track
The new Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica model splits the Evo and STO in the Italian brand’s range-opening sports car line-up
As it looks towards an electrified future, Lamborghini’s latest offering is in some ways reassuringly old-school, with the brand’s new Huracan Tecnica sports car designed to offer, “driving fun and lifestyle perfection on the road and track”.
To deliver on that promise, the Huracan Tecnica packs plenty of technology under its new, dramatically styled body, using elements from the range-topping Huracan STO.
Based on the rear-drive Huracan Evo RWD, the Huracan Tecnica is powered by the STO’s 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine, producing 631bhp at a heady 8,000rpm and 565Nm of torque for a claimed 0-62mph time of 3.2 seconds. The car’s top speed stands at 202mph.
Key to the Huracan Tecnica’s balance between usability on the road and performance on track is a recalibrated Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) driving mode set-up. As per other Huracan models, there are three modes to choose from - Strada, Sport and Corsa.
However, each mode has been re-tuned specifically for the Tecnica to work in conjunction with the new model’s chassis and aerodynamic updates.
This latest Huracan boasts a rear-axle steering set-up and specifically tuned suspension damper profiles, as well as new brake cooling and more downforce as a result of the revised styling.
The Huracan Tecnica features a fixed rear wing that contributes towards a 35 per cent improvement in rear downforce compared with the Huracan Evo RWD, while the new design has also helped reduce drag by 20 per cent. Lamborghini says this improves aerodynamic balance and stability in corners and under braking.
The LDVI system manages the car’s rear-wheel steering and torque vectoring, as well as a modified Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS) and the different damper modes specific to the Tecnica.
Along with throttle response and the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox’s shift profile, in Strada (street) mode these different parameters are tuned for comfortable everyday driving, Lamborghini claims.
The brand also says that when Sport mode is selected, “maximum driving fun comes from the rear-wheel steering’s enhanced oversteer and the enhanced slip threshold of the P-TCS, while torque vectoring ensures the Tecnica’s agility and responsiveness.” The engine and transmission responses are also sharpened up.
Corsa (race) mode ramps things up further still, with the sharpest throttle response and quickest shift times, while the torque vectoring and P-TCS systems become more aggressive and less restrictive respectively.
Heavy track use will make the most of the Tecninca’s updated brake cooling for the Huracan’s carbon-ceramic brake set-up. Specifically designed cooling ducts channel air onto the calipers to better regulate brake temperatures and improve the consistency of braking performance by helping reduce fade.
The ducts are part of a newly designed front end specific to the Tecnica. The car’s front bumper is inspired by the brand’s Terzo Millenio model, integrating the Huracan Evo’s blades at the extremes of the lower bumper with a black Y-shaped insert next to each headlight, incorporating an air curtain for the first time on any Huracan model.
There’s also a new front splitter, while the Italian firm’s trademark hexagon motif features, with a pair of prominent hexagonal tail-pipes protruding through mesh comprising the same hexagonal design.
A vertical glass rear window now features to improve visibility, while the engine cover is also made from carbon fibre. There’s a new rear diffuser element too, which is finished in either body colour or black as an option.
Overall, the car is around 6cm longer than the Huracan Evo, and Lamborghini claims the Tecnica’s look in profile has been inspired by its Essenza SCV12 track-only hypercar, specifically the new car’s window line. The body-coloured roof can also be painted black as an option to match other black styling features, including the area at the base of the windscreen.
The Huracan Tecnica rides on 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels that also feature a hexagonal design, wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza Sport tyres.
Inside, height-adjustable sports seats are fitted as standard, while Lamborghini will offer a lightweight door design option, as well as racing harnesses. More effort has been put into usability - both when cruising on the road and at high speed on track - with simplified graphics that feature fewer colours for the car’s digital dash.
Lamborghini is offering eight standard exterior colour choices, but as part of the brand’s Ad Personam personalisation programme, there are more than 200 additional paint choices available.
The Tecnica receives new Alcantara upholstery, while interior trim options include different stitching colours and designs, as well as the Tecnica emblem embroidered on the car’s seats.
At the time of going to press prices had not been confirmed, but given the Huracan Tecnica’s powertrain and new technology, the new mid-engined model is expected to start from around £215,000. The Tecnica is on sale and available to order now, with deliveries commencing at the very end of this year.
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