Lamborghini Unleashes 631-HP Huracan Tecnica
The Raging Bull rages on.
The Lamborghini Huracan is headed back into to the streets with race-bred power under a new Tecnica badge.
The less extreme stablemate to the Aventador was previously made more so with the Super Trofeo Omologata (STO) edition, an active-aero-loaded Lambo with 24 Hours of Daytona-winning technology that was designed specifically for track day warriors.
As Road and Track puts it, the new Huracan Tecnica “takes some of the best elements of the STO,” but sticks them in a more pure road car. Behind the driver is Sant’Agata Bolognese’s 5.2-liter V10, producing a potent 631 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque—the same amount of horses, but slightly less twist than in the STO.
Even so, the Huracan is 9 mph faster flat out, with a top speed of 202 mph thanks to the shedding of downforce-producing aerodynamic equipment.
However, the Tecnica is still more track-suited than the base EVO RWD. The rear wing and front splitter work together to create 35 percent more downforce, while the first implementation of a front air curtain on a Huracan helps reduce drag by 20 percent.
Eagle-eyed gearheads will also note the front bumper features the black “ypsilon” intake design from the Terzo Millennio concept EV. The color continues along the flank of the car to the side intakes to create congruity, while the rear gets a brand new bumper and hexagonal exhaust pipes that match the shape of the 20-inch Damiso diamond-cut wheels.
The inside is designed around Lambo’s revamped “human-machine interface.” The driver’s instrument panel is in a large, more legible arc, and the central touchscreen console can be used to adjust drive settings, record telemetry, or control the infotainment suite, which includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa.
Sport seats embroidered with “TECNICA” block lettering are trimmed in Alcantara here, but buyers can move things in either more luxurious or aggressive directions with Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customization program.
The Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica is expected to cost less than the $330,000 STO when it arrives later this year.