Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica – An STO for the road
The newest iteration of the Huracan has arrived. The Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica slots into the lineup right between the ‘regular’ EVO RWD, and the track monster that is the STO.
The Tecnica gets its hands on the STO’s version of the naturally aspirated 5.2L V10, with 631bhp and 416lb-ft of torque. The only real difference here is the 0-62 time, which is 0.2 seconds slower but can be put down to the Tecnica’s more “roadworthy” spec. This may well be one of the last outings for Lamborghini’s naturally aspirated engines, with electrification on the horizon and emissions laws getting tighter and tighter. Turbos and hybrids seem to be the only way to extend the life of the combustion engine for as long as possible.
In terms of styling, we’re very happy with the changes here. Some aggressive new lines across the front end, with more vents, more aero, more carbon, some typically Lamborghini honeycomb-style wheels and even a baby version of the STO’s wing. Along with that, the Tecnica is 61mm longer than the Evo. With the new design and wing adding 35% more downforce while reducing drag by 20% – impressive numbers that allow it to top out at over 200 mph (the STO can’t hit the magic 200).
Will it come out on top?
This segment of the supercar/hypercar market is populated with some heavyweight contenders, but the Porsche 911 GT3 is the one the Tecnica is here to beat. It will be a tough fight, but until we see them both on the same track we can only guess who will come out on top.
With prices expected to be comfortably above the £200,000 mark, it won’t be cheap, but it’s a Lamborghini, we know that already. Whatever the price, we know we want one. The driving experience promises to be something otherworldly – the big question is, will it win over GT3 fans?
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