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Review of the new Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica 2022

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The new Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica is certainly closer to the white-knuckle Huracan STO than the Evo is where the company’s supercar lineup now begins. But as it is, it’s a compelling alternative to the toughest Huracán in the Lambo, which is almost too exciting to drive, and better to look at and live with.

The Lamborghini Huracan has been an overwhelming sales success from the moment of its launch, only usurped as the most popular car in the Sant’Agata Bolognese when the Urus super-SUV debuted in 2018. However, its critical reception was more lukewarm than the launch. . For some, it was too civil and too restrictive for a mid-engine Lamborghini. Where was the glowing corporate brand that gave us the likes of Countach and Diablo?

It turns out that the potential has been there all along, just waiting to be unlocked. It didn’t take long for Lamborghini to bring out a rear-wheel drive version with an extra twist. Then came the Performante variant – the genesis of the cool Evo and STO models we know today.

The STO is the most extreme yet, but for some, it can be a bit too challenging down the road. That’s where the new Huracan Tecnica comes in, bridging the gap between the Evo RWD and STO with a less extreme aerodynamic package and a recalibrated version of the LDVI (Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics) system.

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Better to think of LDVI as the handling brain of the vehicle, it takes care of the adaptive dampers, traction and stability control systems and rear-wheel steering, all of which smoothly adjusts to fit the road ahead. In Tecnica, these parameters are supposed to operate in a less extreme manner than STO, while being sufficiently active to give a clear hiatus from Evo.

Still rear-wheel drive, an arrangement that saves around 43kg thanks to the missing front driveshafts, strut and center differential. However, it’s a bit heavier than an STO, where you don’t get the carbon composite body panels, but it’s still 10kg lighter than the regular Huracan RWD.

As with any other Huracan, nothing is quite where you’d expect. There are no stems for indicators or windshields – you’ll find switches for them on the steering wheel. The electric windows are powered by the switches in the center console rather than the door, and waking up an angry V10 requires you to flip a red flap that has the feel of a rocket launch button. The cabin couldn’t be different from the Audi R8 that the Huracan is related to – but in the best possible way.

By giving the aforementioned start button, the product powers the same 5.2L engine that was first found on the Performante and is now used for both the Huracan Evo and STO. Going back to the R8, it’s worth noting that Lamborghini used a clever combination of direct injection and port to avoid having to use the kind of noise-canceling petrol particulate filters found in Audi.

As a result, the Huracan Tecnica looks horribly rude at idle, and anti-social to the limits in full chat as it sweeps the lap counter up to the 8500rpm redline. It’s wonderful. Except, on the road, this isn’t the first thing you’ll notice. Instead, it’s the ride, which is instantly recognized for being particularly stable regardless of which of the three modes — Strada, Sport and Race — much like an STO.

The same goes for the way the Tecnica handles corners, whether you’re on the road or on the track. There’s the same aggressively tapered front end, aided by the rear-wheel steering, and the flashing ESC symbol on the dashboard with a similar frequency. About that, the electronic aids do a great job of keeping the most important things going without taking away a lot of the V10’s power. In both Sport and Corsa modes, a good deal of rear axle movement is allowed before systems step in to save you.

Meanwhile, the steering is well weighted and fast enough to keep up with the Tecnica’s slick front end. Although reasonably communicative, if you were expecting the kind of feedback a Porsche 911 GT would give, you might be disappointed. The initial feel of the brake pedal is another area where the Tecnica tracks the best of the Porsche in Weissach – it’s almost brutally sharp, which works well on the track, but if you’re gently hitting the road, the pedal can feel quiet. abrupt.

But if you’re on the right track, the ingredients for Tecnica come together to make something amazing. With this car, you get what you put in – exploiting a decent portion of its ability takes some work. But learning how to do it, and how to avoid making it back – which Tecnica can do if you’re not careful – this Huracan offers a fast, exciting and rewarding way to get around a circuit.

The side grip is provided in abundance. The engine with its fierce response, the way it hits the Corsa’s hard-rev limiter and the brutally efficient seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, but unlike those early Huracans, the rest of the driving experience was equally successful.

This, of course, can be said of the STO – as you’ve gathered so far, the Tecnica doesn’t feel far from the hardcore. Chatting with Tecnica Product Manager Filippo Moretti about this car’s placement, we’ve discovered that the car isn’t actually intended to sit in the middle of the gap between the Evo RWD and the STO. It is much closer to the latter than to the former – for example, the stiffness of the adaptive dampers is only slightly softened.

You can round out the Tecnica with optional extras, including the same carbon fiber seats and interior door panels as the STO. Most buyers are expected to do so, but the softer standard seats and door trim are more in line with what this car is about.

The STO’s massive rear spoiler, roof scoop and other aerodynamic accessories are all but gone, making the car’s look more restrained and there’s still no problem turning heads. It still looks distinct from the Evo, thanks in large part to the new front bumper inspired by the Terzo Millennio concept. Meanwhile, there’s a new bumper and new aerodynamic diffuser that accommodates elements from the Super Trofeo Evo 2 racer. You still have a rear spoiler, which is small compared to the STO’s, but big enough to contribute to a 35 percent increase in downforce over the Evo.

Perhaps, then, the Tecnica is best viewed as the Lamborghini equivalent of the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring. A more refined exterior treatment (close enough) the same kind of driving experience. The difference is that the savings to be made here are enormous – while the STO is £266,000, Tecnica is £212,000. In relative terms, that’s a bargain – most of what you do without it is the antenna, which isn’t much use on the road. It can be said that the Huracan looks better without it. as such. This might be the best Huracan so far.

Model: Lamborghini Huracan Technica
price: £212,000
engine: 5.2 Liter Petrol V10
power/torque: 631 hp / 600 Nm
Connecting: Seven-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive
0-62 mph: 3.2 seconds
maximum speed: 202 mph
Economy/CO2: TBC
For sale: Currently

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