If the writing wasn’t already on the wall for would-be buyers of the Lamborghini Huracan V10 masterpiece then now it is. This will be the second to last rendition of the brand’s mid-engine V10 expression, following the STO, and there’s a strong chance it might be the purest. With the same engine as the well-received and coveted Huracan STO slotting into a rear-wheel-drive only configuration the Tecnica is every bit as gorgeous as it is exciting to drive. Where does this sit in relation to the EVO? And do we really need another version of the Huracan? Check out everything you need to know about the Tecnica below.
Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica – The Best Expressions
|Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica Engine Specifications|
|Engine||5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10|
|Transmission||RWD via. seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.|
|Acceleration||0 – 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds (0.2 slower than STO)|
Here’s Why It’s Special, Starting With the Engine
The idea of sticking the most powerful engine inside the lightest weight body has long been a recipe of success for brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin – the latter of which just released this absolute gem of a motor vehicle in very limited supply – and in this case, the Huracan Tecnica manages to squeeze the top-spec STO engine with all of its 5.2-litre V10 NA goodness into a refined package for everyday driving.
Huracan Tecnica packs a 470kW and 565 Nm punch inside its 1,379 kg chassis with a power-to-weight ratio of 2.15 kg/CV. And while the headline figures are solid even by today’s standard – a reminder that the V10 architecture has been around for a decade – driving pleasure is enhanced with the addition of rear-wheel steering, working hand in hand with driving modes.
- STRADA: Rear-wheel-steering provides stability and manoeuvrability, working with torque vectoring.
- SPORT: Rear-wheel steering allows oversteer and the enhanced slip threshold of P-TCS.
- CORSA: Track throttle response, maximum grip with help from the torque vectoring, P-TCS.
Sharp, Yet Conservative Design
Stylistically the Hurcan Tecnica adopts a number of changes over the standard model (and the STO) to become a ‘best of both worlds’ choice for buyers. Of course, you have all the usual suspects such as brake cooling channels, big vents, a fully carbon-fibre hood, an air curtain upfront (first time), splitters, and a flat underbody, however, this doesn’t come at the expense of drivability.
Finishing off the exterior is a fixed rear wing that contributes to a 35% improvement in rear downforce compared to the Huracán EVO RWD, while also reducing drag by 20%. Finally, new Damiso 20″ diamond cut wheels, taking inspiration from the Lamborghini Vision GT with Bridgestone Potenza tires.
And, the Interior is Schmick
Of course, this is a Lamborghini we’re talking about and the interior still receives the same fighter pilot style that we know and love. Height adjustable sports seats greet the driver followed by a surprisingly lightweight door as you close. Technology demands attention for its function, not necessarily its guise, with a bespoke and sophisticated HMI interface exclusive to the Tecnica.
The driver’s instrument panel emphasises readability with a large new ‘arc’ in front of the pilot. The central console screen includes the LDVI functions in the real-time display, as well as all connectivity functions including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa. As was the case in the STO, the HMI includes connected telemetry and onboard diaries of destinations and track times, connected to the UNICA app.
New Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica Price and Availability
As with all products at this price point, factory customisation will take you as far as your mind can imagine through the Lamborghini Ad Personam program with there are plenty of optional colours to choose from – 200 optional in fact (8 standards). The interior cops a similar theme with exclusive use of Alcantara as an option and optional stitching colours alongside plenty of Tecnica branding on the seat bolsters.
Pricing has not been revealed by the brand yet, however, the current Lamborghini Huracan STO has an MSRP of AU$596,000 so we’d expect this one to sit around that mark considering the platform sharing. We’d also expect the vehicle to sell out VERY quickly.
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