The Lamborghini Huracan Technica combines strength and politeness

In March, Lamborghini said that Huracan and Urus would each have two variants this year, and that this would be the last Lamborghini to be launched without any electrification.

On Tuesday, the first of these new models was unveiled in the form of the Huracan Technica. It basically bagged upgrades to the track-centric Huracan STO, launched a year ago, but undermined the car’s all-wheel-drive system for Huracan’s rear-wheel-drive setup. And unlike other rear-wheel-drive Huracans, there’s no dip in power, meaning the 5.2-liter V-10 is still delivering a full 630 hp and 417 pound-feet of torque.

The weight of the car has also decreased. Ditching an all-wheel-drive system alone already saves a few pounds, but engineers go one step further and replace some components with light carbon-fiber, such as the new front hood. The daytime weight of the car is claimed to be 3,040 pounds.

Lamborghini Huracan Technica

Lamborghini Huracan Technica

The front hood flows into a new front fascia that was inspired by the design of the 2017 Terzo Millenio concept car and adds about 2.4 inches to the length of the car with an extended front splitter. The front fascia also has an air curtain which is being used for the first time in Huracan.

Other performance upgrades from the Huracan Technique include all-wheel steering, new brake cooling channels and a new exhaust system that helps improve vehicle noise as well as flow. The standard wheels are a 20-inch set wrapped with Bridgestone Potenza Sport tires, and the shifting duty is driven by a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Aerodynamics also plays a key role in the overall performance of the Huracan technique. The highlight is the fixed rear wing which helps to increase the downforce by 35% on the rear axle as compared to the regular Huracan without pulling. In fact, the overall drag is about 20% lower than regular Huracan. The car’s underbody has also been optimized with the new arrow deflectors.

Lamborghini Huracan Technica

Lamborghini Huracan Technica

Lamborghini Huracan Technica

Lamborghini Huracan Technica

Lamborghini Huracan Technica

Lamborghini Huracan Technica

Performance estimates include a 0-62 mph time of 3.2 seconds, a 0-124 mph time of 9.1 seconds, and a maximum speed of 202 mph.

Availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.

What about other Lamborghini models coming this year. The second Huracan variant is expected to have a more rugged design, possibly with a strato badge, the Italian word for “dirt”. An updated Urus is also expected to arrive this year, and may feature a new hardcore variant that combines extra strength with weight loss.

And from 2023, Lamborghini will begin its switch to electric powertrains. Aventador will have a plug-in hybrid successor that year and has already been tested. Urus 2023 has the potential to adopt a plug-in hybrid option. By the end of 2024, every model in the Lamborghini lineup will have some electrification.

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