Lamborghini launches new 640PS rear‑drive Huracan Technica
The Lamborghini Huracan has had another significant update eight years on from the original’s debut, with Sian styling, STO power and a new name: meet the Huracan Technica.
The Huracan Technica is a middle ground between the STO with which it shares its powertrain, and the entry-level Evo RWD. It’s heavier than the STO too, though still lighter than the basic rear-driven baby Lambo. The raw numbers are 640PS (470kW) at 8,000rpm, 565Nm (417lb ft) of torque at 6,500rpm, 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 201mph. The car’s Lamborghini Vehicle Dynamics (LDVI) system has been updated, with the addition of rear-wheel-steering as standard over the Evo RWD. Carbon-ceramic brakes are also standard.
The changes that have occurred under the skin pale in comparison, however, to the visual transformation on the outside. The Huracan borrows a great deal from the limited-run Sian hybrid hypercar, integrating its prominent Y-shaped graphics at the front, minus the day-running lights. It’s far more aggressive and as on the Sian, is indicative of what’s to come from the Raging Bull.
Moving rearward, the side has been reprofiled, with new scoops behind the coupe window, feeding the new buttresses formed by a lowered engine lid. The deck is intricately decorated in carbon-fibre, with a ‘V10’ badge proudly displayed within. Behind that is a new, somewhat apologetic rear wing – the smallest we’ve seen since the original Gallardo Superleggera.
At the back, the diffuser has been reconfigured, while the circular exhaust exits are now hexagonal, a-la the Sian. New six-spoke tele-dial centre-lock wheels complete the look, with customisation options broader than ever thanks to the addition of 200 new colours. Of course with Lamborghini style is important but these revisions are functional, with a 20 per cent reduction in lift and a 35 per cent increase in downforce reported, by comparison to the RWD. Brake cooling has been improved, too.
We expect deliveries to have begun by the end of the year, with pricing somewhere south of the STO’s c/£260,000 entry point. What do you think of the Huracan Technica? Has the Huracan gone on too long, or is this its finest form yet?