Lamborghini seems to be one of the few to fly the flag for naturally aspirated engines in supercars. Tighter emissions regulations and a relentless push towards electric mobility has made supercars more of a blatant indulgence.
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However, supercar sales are higher than ever with a massive interest in fast cars. Within this dichotomy lies supercar makers and they are still doing what they do best. In Lamborghini terms it is finding new ways of stuffing its epic V10 powertrain in new Huracan iterations.
Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica – 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds
This is the new Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica and it slots below the mad STO version with a bit more civility thrown in for good measure. It, sort of forms a middle ground between the standard RWD and the bonkers STO. The STO might be too much of a good thing for most while this version turns down the volume a bit.
The engine is from the STO which makes 631bhp and as a result of that, it flies from 0-100 km/h in a scant 3.2 seconds. Lamborghini says that the ‘lightweight Tecnica has a recalibrated LDVI system and distinctly tuned driving modes with specific suspension set-up, rear-wheel direct steering, and brake cooling improvements’
Fighter jet-inspired designs
The rear wheel steering in particular is important in positioning this Lamborghini as a driver’s car at heart while the AWD version is more of a continent crusher with its practicality. The styling is edgier as well with a more streamlined approach while the ST0 bludgeons your senses with so many scoops and what not going on. To our eyes, the Tecnica is a better-looking Lamborghini combining with sensuous proportions with its new found sharpness.
A fully carbon fiber hood and a new bumper design along with a new front splitter marks it out as the latest supercar from Santa Agata. The rear also has new vertical rear glass window which provides improved visibility, while a redesigned engine hood in lightweight carbon fiber is even a better way to admire that V10 with an espresso in your hand.
Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica: Swansong for an epic V10 powertrain
The interior still retains the Huracán attributes of lack of space and fighter jet inspired designs but the Tecnica does get a new HMI interface. Like the STO, there is also connected telemetry and on-board diaries of destinations and track times. All this is via the UNICA app.
Like any Lamborghini, customizations can be done with no less than 200 paint schemes for you to let you imagination run wild. The Ad Personam program further lets the customer choose his/her favourite trim and colour with virtually no limit.
“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 street itself,” says Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO Stephan Winkelmann.
This also means that the end of the Huracán product line is near along with the fact that the Tecnica is a roaring swansong for the epic V10 powertrain which has been powering all of the ‘baby bulls’ ever since the Gallardo broke cover. The successor to the Huracán would no doubt be a part electrified model with the naturally aspirated V10 being confined to the history books. If that’s really the case then the Huracán Tecnica is sure one fine way to bow out.
What we like
The stunning wedge-shaped masterpiece of a design gets married to a V10 powertrain along with an RWD set-up. It’s the classic supercar recipe. Fast and having a beautiful soundtrack as well.
What we do not
The Huracán is past its prime in terms of cabin ergonomics.
A brilliant new Lamborghini that represents the end of a chapter in the history of the supercar.