Automobili Lamborghini has unveiled the Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica, the next-generation rear-wheel drive V10, in Sydney on the first stop of its Australian tour. The Tecnica comes to Australia after the sold-out success of the Huracán STO and the order books are already open with demand ever increasing.
The Huracán Tecnica features the naturally-aspirated V10 5.2-litre powerplant outputting the same 470kW of power as its STO stablemate, producing 565 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm for exhilarating yet comfortable everyday driving with highly responsive maximum power and torque when demanded. Offering a claimed acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds!
“This is the ‘lifestyle’ version of the Huracán STO”, said Peter Crombie-Brown, Country Manager for Oceania at Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., at today’s media event.
This Huracán has at its heart the LDVI (Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata) system, which controls every aspect of the car’s dynamic behaviour by integrating vehicle systems and set-up to deliver feed-forward pre-control in virtual real-time, for perfect driving dynamics. The lightweight Tecnica’s recalibrated LDVI system and distinctly tuned driving modes with specific suspension set-up, rear-wheel direct steering, and innovative brake cooling improvements allow the driver to experience the perfect Huracán for every occasion: the Huracán Tecnica exploits its talents to deliver the best of both worlds – a poignantly versatile super sports for road and track.
“Taking your Lamborghini on a track day will not void the warranty as long as your vehicle is up to date with its service history and is not modified in any way,” Mr Crombie-Brown told Driven Women Magazine.
The Tecnica’s moniker embodies the advanced evolution of the Huracan’s technical prowess and, instantly distinguishable, is as much a Huracán innovation externally as it is under the hood, with its new looks accenting improved aerodynamics for heightened performance, stability and ease of use, particularly on a circuit. With a dry weight of 1,379 kg, the Tecnica delivers a weight-to-power ratio of 2.9 kg/kW. The uprated power is matched by an enhanced, sharper engine sound at higher revs while inside the cockpit the Tecnica provides improved acoustic comfort.
The rear-wheel drive Tecnica incorporates rear-wheel steering with direct steering ratio and torque vectoring, together with a modified Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS) and specific suspension set-up for the Tecnica. Depending on the drive mode selected – STRADA, SPORT or CORSA – every dynamic system is calibrated on the Tecnica to provide a highly differentiated response to each environment.
The Huracán Tecnica sports a significant and sophisticated design revision, impressing its dual personality of an iconic super sports lifestyle and track-oriented car from every angle. Aerodynamic efficiency and lightweight engineering energise every element while retaining a distinct elegance, with the Tecnica clearly distinguishable from its Huracán stablemates. The profile of the car also sets it apart from the Huracán family: at 6.1 cm longer than the Huracán EVO it is the same height and width but appears lower and broader.
While aesthetically the fixed rear wing completes the unique lines of the Tecnica, its aero design essentially contributes to the 35% improvement in rear downforce compared to the Huracán EVO RWD, as well as ensuring no increase in drag: in fact, drag is reduced by 20%, improving aero balance and supporting stability during braking and turning speed. The Tecnica’s underbody is also optimized with new aero deflectors for improved aerodynamic efficiency. New Damiso 20” diamond cut wheels, taking inspiration from the Lamborghini Vision GT, sport a hexagonal design and are fitted with Bridgestone Potenza Sport tires.
The versatility of the Huracán Tecnica continues in its interior as well as in the extensive customisation options available: the Huracán Tecnica delivers what the driver wants, in the way it looks, in its dynamic set-up and driver feed-back, in its connectivity but most importantly in its capabilities on both road and track. Inside, the height-adjustable sports seats immerse the pilot in his cockpit. Further options include a lightweight door design; a rear arch and wheel bolts in lightweight titanium; and harness seat belts for those heading more regularly to the circuit.
A redesigned, sophisticated HMI interface is exclusive to the Tecnica. The driver’s instrument panel reduces colours and emphasizes readability in a large new ‘arc’ in front of the pilot. The central console screen puts the fun-to-drive elements at the disposal of the cockpit’s occupants, including the LDVI functions in real-time display, as well as all connectivity functions including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa. Inspired by the STO, the HMI includes connected telemetry and on-board diaries of destinations and track times, connected to the UNICA app.
Standard and optional colour and trim choices lend themselves to both luxury-oriented and more sporty specifications. Together with eight standard exterior colours, more than 200 additional paint options are available through the Ad Personam program, as well as a new interior trim in Alcantara specifically for Tecnica, and further exclusive options such as stitching designs and colours and the ‘Tecnica’ motif embroidered into seat bolsters. Beyond the Tecnica’s exclusive options, Lamborghini’s Ad Personam department offers the potential for clients to customize their Huracán Tecnica with virtually unlimited colour and trim possibilities.
“One customer recently selected a personalised colour for her Aventador and Lamborghini have now named the colour after her,” said Mr Crombie-Brown.
The new Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica is priced from AUD 440,900 (including GST and LCT, on road costs excluded), with customer deliveries commencing in the first half of 2023. Visit your nearest Lamborghini dealership for more information.
Photographs by Driven Women Magazine.