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First Look at the 2023 Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica

    First Look at the 2023 Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica

    Given the typical model lifecycle of a hyper sports car, it may appear on paper that the eight-year-old Lamborghini Huracán should be replaced any day now. Lamborghini has instead incorporated the lessons learned from the recent Huracán STO track-day special into the new, more street-oriented 2023 Huracán Tecnica.

    This lifeline includes a redesigned body with new aerodynamic functionality that extends the super sports car by slightly more than 6.4 centimeters.

    The simplest way to view the new Huracán Tecnica is as an STO model that has been modified for less compromised daily use but still provides the majority of the STO experience should you ever find yourself on a race track.

    Depending on the specified drive mode, we found the STO to be surprisingly livable in the real world, with a firm but not harsh ride quality and moderate interior noise at speed. Consequently, the Tecnica is more potent than the rear-wheel-drive Huracán Evo but less precise than the STO.

    Visible through a massive back glass panel in the new carbon-fiber engine cover panel is the familiar 5.2-liter V-10 engine tuned similarly to the STO, sending 630 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels only, and it’s still paired with a 7-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission.

    With a 6.1-centimeter (2.4-inch) longer body and a few added creature amenities for the cabin, the new Tecnica’s weight-to-power ratio of 2.15 kg/CV trails the STO’s 2.09 kg/CV by a small margin, with a dry weight of 1,379 kg or 3,040 lbs.

    Considering the new Tecnica’s updated appearance and more street-ready, “finished” quality, the slight weight penalty is probably worth it if you drive it frequently. It is a daily-driver Lamborghini for STO owners and a track-focused vehicle for EVO owners. In either case, it is a similar formula with a slightly altered form, so let’s discuss what has changed.

    The Huracán Tecnica features a new front fascia that incorporates some of the Y-shaped “Ypsilon” Lamborghini design language introduced on the Terzo Millennio concept car. The angles of the new fascia create a newly-engineered air curtain not found on any previous Huracán, drawing in air through lower intakes located beneath the familiar Huracán headlights, which also feature the Ypsilon design element.

    The new aero work improves brake cooling and extends the life of the brake pads, and in the rear, a new wing contributes to 35 percent more downforce than the Huracán EVO RWD variant while appearing much more subtle than the STO’s towering spoiler. There are also new underbody deflectors, and overall drag has been reduced by 20% compared to the EVO RWD.

    In profile, the Terzo Millennio incorporates design elements from other recent Lamborghini show vehicles in addition to those previously mentioned from the Terzo Millennio. The new glass cutline leading to the rear apertures was previewed on the limited-edition Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 supercar, while the 20-inch diamond-cut wheels were inspired by the Vision GT concept car.

    The car’s rear fenders and intakes have been modified and enhanced by the new glasswork that slices deeper into the body, allowing for a wider-looking body design in the fender without actually widening the car.

    As previously indicated, the Huracán Tecnica is no longer due to the addition of a new wing at the rear, but this is no accident. The revised carbon-fiber engine cover features a large glass window into the engine bay, which rests below a newly revised rear cabin window that is now “flatter” for enhanced driver visibility.

    There is a new hexagonal rear deflector, flanked by two large rear air inlets that provide an unobstructed view of the V10 engine, and optional hexagonal exhaust pipes that slightly protrude to match.

    The Tecnica incorporates a rear-wheel steering system that varies its behavior between low- and high-speed driving in the various available drive modes in order to help the driver maintain the sports car pointed in the desired direction despite its immense power.

    Strada mode is optimized for city driving with a tighter turning circle, Sport mode promotes agility, and Corsa mode keeps the steering extremely responsive to driver inputs. In addition, the Tecnica has a unique torque-vectoring system, traction control system, and overall suspension adjustment.

    With optional harness seat belts and a redesigned, simplified HMI digital interface exclusive to the Tecnica model, which provides connected telemetry and documented track times, the interior can be customized and modified for either daily driver or track-focused status.

    Additionally, you receive slightly more cargo space than an STO , up to about 3.5 cubic feet. The Huracán Tecnica’s acceleration from 0 to 62 mph is 3.2 seconds, versus 2.8 seconds for the STO, and its top speed is 202 mph. However, it’s still incredibly fast for a RWD model.

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