by Karl Furlong
While some cars can be accused of overstaying their welcome and sitting on dealership floors for months or even years after they should've been retired, few enthusiasts will bemoan the fact that Lamborghini continues to breathe new life into the Huracan.
First revealed at the end of 2013, the Huracan has evolved through the years with models like the Performante, Evo, and the extreme Huracan STO. We thought the supercar may be discontinued this year, but Lamborghini has now introduced the Huracan Tecnica which sits between the Evo and STO as a slightly-less-wild, slightly-more-street-biased V10 supercar.
With a naturally-aspirated V10 making 631 horsepower, rear-wheel drive, and a confident claim by the Italian marque that this is the "perfect fun-to-drive Huracan," the Tecnica was designed to be a thrilling machine both on the race track and on the road. The Huracan won't be around for much longer but the Tecnica is a reminder of how good the Aventador's baby brother still is.
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Lamborghini's latest supercar was revealed on April 12, 2022. For now, however, the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica's release date in the USA hasn't yet been confirmed, but we expect it to be coming out before the end of the year as a 2023 model.
The 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica's price hasn't yet been shared. However, considering that the cheapest Huracan Evo RWD starts at close to $210,000 MSRP and the Evo AWD starts at about $260,000, we expect the Tecnica to begin at around $290,000. This would place it between the Evo and the STO in terms of pricing.
Rivals include the McLaren 720S which will cost around $300,000 or the stunning Ferrari F8 Tributo which begins at a little more than $290,000.
Sharing its basic design with the Huracan Evo, the Tecnica appears lower and broader, its silhouette drawing inspiration from the daylight opening line from the Essenza SCV12.
The changes include a new bumper with Terzo Millennio's black Ypsilon design, and for the first time in a Huracan, an air curtain has been implemented. The Tecnica also comes with a new front splitter with lower, open slats - these direct air through the wheels for improved downforce.
At the back, a new vertical rear glass window improves visibility and the engine hood is now carbon fiber. A new rear bumper and hexagonal exhaust pipes are visible, and the fixed rear wing improves rear downforce by 35% compared to the Huracan Evo.
Damiso 20-inch diamond-cut wheels were inspired by the Vision GT, wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza Sport tires. There are eight standard colors for the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica, but more than 200 optional hues are available, and the body-color roof can be finished in black optionally. With the latest round of changes, the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica's exterior design is as striking as ever and renders most other cars on the road invisible.
The Huracan Tecnica coupe is 2.4 inches longer than the Huracan Evo. However, the rest of the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica's dimensions are shared with the car on which it's based. The supercar has a length of 179.8 inches, a width of 76.1 inches (88 inches including the mirrors), a low height of 45.9 inches, and a 103.2-inch wheelbase.
The Tecnica's dry weight works out to 3,040 pounds, making it 22 lbs lighter than the less powerful Evo RWD. Various lightweight technologies have been used to keep the Tecnica's weight down, including a carbon fiber hood.
The Huracan Tecnica uses Lamborghini's brilliant 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine. This one comes from the STO, though, so it has better specs than the Evo RWD - 30 hp more, to be exact. The Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica engine's outputs work out to 631 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. Power goes to the rear wheels exclusively via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
It all translates into superb performance. The Huracan Tecnica needs only 3.2 seconds to go from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) and 9.1 seconds to complete the 0-124 mph (200 km/h) run. The 0-60 time will be around three seconds. The Tecnica will only stop accelerating after 200 mph, placing its top speed firmly within the realm of a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Used in anger, the Tecnica's mpg ratings are bound to be dire, not that any prospective owner will care.
Power and epic straight-line performance were always a given, but the Tecnica has been engineered to be fun to drive too. Positioned between the Evo RWD and the STO, the Tecnica brings together the best attributes of both into one package. It comes with rear-wheel steering, uniquely tuned suspension, and a modified Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS), making it a street-focused car that can hang ten on the track.
Climb inside the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica's interior and you'll be immediately struck at how no other automaker does sheer drama better than this Italian marque. Especially with some of the luminous interior accents that are available, the space is driver-focused and the materials are generally fantastic. For the Tecnica, Lamborghini designed a bespoke HMI interface with fewer colors for better clarity. The driver faces an instrument panel with a new 'arc' that is easy to read, and connectivity features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa are accessible via the central screen. STO-inspired features that are useful on track include connected telemetry and track time information.
Tecnica-specific Alcantara trim is unique to this model but there are various colors and stitching designs to choose from. The Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica's seats have sporty bolsters with the Tecnica motif embroidered into them. Lightweight doors and harness seat belts are just two more options that are on the table. Other standard features include six airbags and power exterior mirrors.
Nobody buys an Italian exotic for its ability to carry large amounts of cargo, and that's just as well because the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica's trunk space is a mere 3.5 cubic feet.