Lamborghini’s Tecnica is the Huracán line’s biggest style update yet – Robb Report

Last fall, the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Omolagata (STO) demonstrated its track record at the Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, California, while the brand’s technical director, Maurizio Reggiani, was present and shone like a proud father. At the time, it was the latest release for a model line introduced in 2014 as a complement to the flagship Aventador, and Reggiani assured that there would be no other Huracán with the same level of motorsport-inspired performance. However, he stopped by to say if the family tree was now full or if another sibling could be expected. The answer to that came this morning with the announcement of the Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica. And as the name suggests, technology is its touchstone.

Regarding Tecnica’s fit in the Huracán hierarchy, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO Stephan Winkelman stated in the official announcement that it “completes the Huracán series that sits perfectly between [Evo] RWD and the track-focused STO, which flawlessly presents technology, performance and Huracán’s V-10 aspired engine in a dramatically developed design. “

Introducing the Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica.

Photo by Philipp Rupprecht, Automobili Lamborghini SpA

The new rear-wheel drive variant carries the same 640 hp, 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V-10 – with 417 ft lbs of torque – found in the STO, representing an increase of 30 hp and almost 4 ft lbs of torque compared to the Evo RWD . But it was designed and constructed to bridge the gorge where its stable mates fell short.

“It is important that our cars have their own special character,” says Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini’s design manager, as he gives Robb report a virtual tour of the Tecnica in preparation for the New York International Auto Show this week. While the new release does not have the race stem as STO, a car Borkert says “takes 100 percent of the DNA from our Super Trofeo cars for a street-homologated car,” Tecnica is much more of a daily driver while it is, according to Borkert, ” much more agile and higher in performance “than the Evo RWD. Reasons he mentions include Tecnica’s rear-wheel steering and a uniquely tuned suspension.

Superbilen Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica.

The car is claimed to drive from zero to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and reach around 202 mph.

Photo by Philipp Rupprecht, Automobili Lamborghini SpA

These two facets are linked to the familiar, yet groundbreaking, Lamborghini Dinamica Veicola Integrata (LDVI) system, a superprocessor that serves as mission control when it comes to pilot input, and how they translate, almost instantly, to help inform Performance Traction Control and torque vector systems. All of this is further refined by the three driving modes Strada, Sport and Corsa, each with successively more aggressive engine and transmission mapping.

With its 3,040-pound dry weight and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that controls the power plant, the car is claimed to run from zero to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed of around 202 mph. Carbon-ceramic brakes (six-piston caliper at the front, four-piston caliper at the rear) work to bring Bridgestone Potenza Sport tires, wrapped around 20-inch Damiso wheels that reflect the Vision GT, to a complete stop from 62 mph at with 103.3 feet.

Superbilen Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica.

Features such as a fixed rear wing contribute to Tecnica’s dry weight of just 3,040 pounds.

Photo by Philipp Rupprecht, Automobili Lamborghini SpA

Emphasizing what is meant to be Tecnica’s unique balance, as well as its place in the Huracán pantheon, are the visual cues presented on its aluminum-and-composite body. “First of all, you will see from the side that the front end is a little longer [2.4 inches, to be exact], so we have worked a lot with the aerodynamics. We have increased downforce on the car by 35 percent [compared to the Evo RWD], especially on the back of the car, ”says Borkert. He adds that the rear wing is fixed to reduce weight and is more integrated with the rear of the car than, for example, the higher wing on the Performante. At the same time, there has been a 20 percent drop in total air resistance from the Evo.

A detail of the exterior of the Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica.

Styling for the side light openings (DLO) is inspired by Lamborghini’s Essenza SCV12.

Photo by Philipp Rupprecht, Automobili Lamborghini SpA

Despite the fact that the Tecnica in addition to the length has the same dimensions as the Evo, the car looks wider, lower profile and more muscular. This is due in part to the redesigned rear, wide and sculptural pleasures and a front window that Borkert says has been “visually elongated” due to his reunion with the lines on the carbon fiber front. He also utilized aesthetic elements from some of Lamborghini’s unobtainium, including a front bumper inspired by accents on the Terzo Millennio concept and side light openings inspired by the Essenza SCV12, which also incorporates air intakes.

The interior of the Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica.

The instrument panel has improved readability, and the user interface provides built-in telemetry that can be shared.

Photo by Philipp Rupprecht, Automobili Lamborghini SpA

Where the technology comes into full view is in the cockpit of the car, proclaimed to have the largest amount of connectivity found in any Lamborghini model. The instrument panel has improved visibility and readability, and the user interface provides digital diaries and built-in telemetry that can be shared, as well as compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

“This is the biggest design update we’ve ever made on Huracán,” says Borkert of Tecnica. “It looks new from all perspectives.” The price starts at $ 239,000, but when it will hit the market has not yet been announced.

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