While we were all focused on the upcoming Huracan Sterrato safari-style off-roader, Lamborghini has brought out something completely different, namely the track-ready 2022 Huracan Tecnica. It was recently given a brief look when a couple of images and some bits of information were leaked online, but now we have the full story and a full set of images accompanying it.
Designed to fit halfway between the basic rear-wheel-drive Huracan Evo and the crazy winged STO, the Tecnica is designed to be fun on the road and on the track, Lamborghini says. It also claims it’s for drivers looking for fun and “lifestyle perfection,” and while we have no idea what that means, we’re interested if it means getting behind the wheel of a mid-engineD V10 supercar.
The motor capabilities of the sports car
Although the Tecnica is based on the entry-level rear-wheel drive Evo, it comes with a stack of equipment normally only found in the more expensive Huracans. So instead of the base model’s 602-horsepower (610 PS) 413 lb-ft (560 Nm) naturally aspirated V10, the Tecnica gets the 631-horsepower version, which comes with an interesting 565 Nm of torque from the V10 found in the STO, which the company now features improved, crisper sound at high revs.
However, compared to the STO and its huge ceiling tube, the Tecnica initially seems quite docile. But the more you look, the more you notice some significant visual changes, many of them taken from some of Lamborghini’s more extreme recent concept cars and limited-run hypercars.
What can be seen from the outside
There is a new bumper at the front with a motif and located under each headlight inspired by the Sian hypercar and the Terzo Millenio concept, the shape of the side window is subtly modified to mimic the look of the Essenza SCV12 and the new diamond-cut 20-inch Damiso. The wheels are inspired by the wheels of the Vision GT.
But the biggest change is at the rear, which has a lightweight carbon fiber slatted engine cover and a vertical rear window. There are also new hexagonal exhaust pipes, a new bumper and a rear diffuser that can, like the roof, be painted in body colour or black, plus a small fixed rear spoiler.
That rear spoiler looks almost like an apology next to the huge spoiler on top of the STO, but Lamborghini claims it contributes to a 35 percent improvement in rear downforce compared to the EVO RWD, and works with aerodynamic features like the new front splitter and underbody. helps reduce resistance by 20 percent.
What this car weighs
The weight is also lower compared to the entry-level car in part thanks to that carbon hood, but when the press release boasts that the black body at the base of the windshield “increases the impression of lightness,” it knows it tempers your expectations. Lamborghini cites a dry weight of 3040 lb (1379 kg) for the Tecnica, compared to 3062 lb (1389 kg) for the Evo RWD and 2952 lb (1339 kg) for the uncompromising STO.
How to move on track
Times from zero to 60 mph (100 km/h) also show no major improvements, falling from the Evo RWD’s 3.3 seconds by a tenth to 3.2 seconds (the STO gets the job done in 3.0 seconds), but the Tecnica seems destined to do its best job on winding pavement.
Other technical aspects
Rear axle steering, torque vectoring, carbon ceramic brakes with cooling vents in the body and integrated LDVI (Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata) control system are borrowed from the 631 hp (640 PS) AWD Evo, while owners looking to maximise their track time can choose lightweight door panels and racing harnesses from the list of options. Prices for the Tecnica are yet to be confirmed, but the first deliveries will begin later this year.