Lamborghini's chief technical officer said it's not going to happen.
It may be getting long-in-the-tooth, but the Lamborghini Huracan is still a massively striking supercar. Building on these attributes is the newly-launched Tecnica, a leaner and more focused variant of an already exciting motorcar. Described as "the perfect, fun-to-drive Huracan," the latest addition to the range boasts a heady 631 horsepower and 416 lb-ft of torque, for a rapid 0 to 60 mph time of just 3.2 seconds.
But those looking forward to a Spyder body will be sorely disappointed - Lamborghini sadly has no plans to lop off the sleek roofline. The company's chief technical officer, Rouven Mohr, told CarBuzz that "there won't be a Spyder [because] it would not make sense."
What's the reasoning behind this? After all, Lamborghini has often created open-topped variants of its most hardcore models, including the Aventador SVJ and the highly-limited Sian.
Well, it's all got to do with the Tecnica's purpose. As a driver-focused track tool, removing the roof would undo all the hard work Lamborghini's engineers have done to ensure this 911 GT3 rival is as exciting and thrilling as it can be. Look carefully, and you'll find the Tecnica has a far more slanted roofline compared to the Evo.
As such, a roadster variant would have to give up the lightweight carbon fiber trim and several aerodynamic enhancements which would undoubtedly detract from the driving experience Lamborghini had intended to provide. Any number of things could also have stopped Lamborghini from developing a Spyder. The Tecnica, interestingly, is 2.4 inches longer than the regular Huracan Evo. This could have possibly posed complications in development.
It's not the first time Lamborghini has elected to not bolster the coupe with a drop-top. Designed to give the feel of a race car for the road, the more extreme Huracan STO was also denied a soft-top equivalent, but buyers didn't seem to care. After all, it was designed to be as quick as possible, not for posing on Rodeo Drive.
There will certainly be disappointed fans and customers out there, but we're guessing Lamborghini won't have any problem shifting the Tecnica to keen drivers. It strikes a fine balance between the Evo and the aforementioned STO, providing the best of both worlds.
In fact, the more hardcore derivative proved so popular with customers that it helped boost Huracan sales figures to an incredible 2,586 units last year. Overall, the brand managed to shift a record-breaking 8,405 vehicles in 2021. The Tecnica will certainly boost that figure this year, with or without a Spyder variant.