It seems that Lamborghini will not be able to leave Huracan. The company is hard to blame because the pretty old V10 supercar still holds its own place against the competition and has proven to be an easily limited platform considering its many redesigns. Today Lamborghini has come up with something new with the Hurricane Technica, the ultimate expression of the V10 Lambo’s promise of thrill on the road and track.
Huracan Tecnica derives many of its specifications from the Huracan STO, a track-based remake of the V10-powered supercar. Importantly, the STO is as close to a super trophy race car ready to race as the road laws allow. Lamborghini has refined this into a very street-friendly package that is fun to drive on the roads while operating easily on the road. In the Huracan lineup, the new Technica separates the difference between the track-ready STO and the “normal” Huracan Evo RWD.
“The car is really the perfect bridge between the standard EVO and the STO. The STO is absolutely off-road and the EVO is a daily use car,” said Rouen More, Lamborghini’s chief technology officer.
It is powered naturally by a 5.2-liter V10 – the same one used in the STO – and delivers 630 horsepower and 417-pound-torque exclusively for the rear wheels. Power is transmitted through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with variable shift characteristics depending on the ANIMA drive mode selected.
The technical part of the technique is the LTVI or “Lamborghini Dynamica Veigolo Integrate” system, which affects the dynamic behavior of the hurricane. It integrates systems such as traction control, torque vector and rear wheel steering to provide the desired level of control.
“You can tell [the Huracan Tecnica] It has three different souls: performance, fun to drive and lifestyle, ”Mor added.
“Strada” is a very stable, daily driving mode that keeps everything as comfortable as possible. By elevating the throttle and gearbox responses the Hurricane makes the game more playful, engages in dark vectoring and allows more space to oversteer before the rear wheels interfere.
The Corsa kicks the Hurricane in its most intense and responsive mode, providing the driver with everything Technica offers for maximum track attack. The throttle for the V10’s output is very sensitive and the gearshifts are fast. The rear-wheel steering, traction control and dark vectoring work overtime to give the Hurricane all the grip it needs for hot labs.
“The handling is better because you have real control of the car and you can actually play with the car. Compare this to the STO, it’s a sharp track weapon and this car is fantastic on the road, but at the same time easy and smooth to drive. Easy, ”Moore said.
“Drive control is more or less described by the slip angle, and we have slightly increased this limit so that you can get more slip depending on the drive mode,” he continued. “We really decided to give the driver more freedom, and then with a smooth transition, we would engage in traction control, otherwise it would feel tough and interfere with movement.”
Speaking of hot, Technica’s brakes come with track-inspired cooling management, while carbon ceramic brakes feature specially designed cooling deflectors and caliper tubes. These direct air into the discs to dissipate heat, reducing their temperature and extending the life of the brake pads. With the ability of the Hurricane Technica to accelerate from zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds and at a speed of 202 mph in its vicinity, you will want those brakes to work well and often.
Sharp look, sharp performance
The exterior of Tecnica is not just for isolating it from the rest of the line. When using its lightweight engineering such as full carbon fiber hood, its revised design will be aerodynamic capable. Visually, this distinguishes it from its road-riding Stablemats and its track-docular STO counterpart. A new fascia includes an air curtain, which is new to Huragan. The bottom slats direct air through the wheels from the new front splitter for improved cooling and downforce.
Body Changes The Technica extends 2.4 inches longer than the Hurricane Evo. It’s not much, but since they are both still the same height and width, the Technica will be scatter and wider as the extra inches are enough. A lot of work has been done on redesigning the back of this particular hurricane, which has resulted in many benefits.
Improved visibility from the infamous narrow rear window is a welcome change, even with a few extra degrees. Includes the aforementioned carbon-fiber hood engine, while the new rear bumper has a more optimal air inlet. The two hexagonal exhaust pipes are the loudest cherries on this particular cake.
All of this is combined with a new standard rear wing, which provides Technica with 35% more rear downforce on the Huracan Evo RWD. The base of the Technica features several ventral aero reflectors to further improve ventilation. The entire package rides on Tomiso 20-inch diamond cut wheels, which have a hexagonal design and are fitted with Bridgestone Botanza Sport tires.
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Lamborghini has transformed the interior of the Huracan Tecnica into a sporty and comfortable environment, as drivers will spend more time behind the wheel than simply looking at all the sharp exterior lines. Height-adjustable seats with harness seat belts certainly hammer into the “game” area, while the redesigned HMI interface turns the cockpit into a place where more than one person can call.
Usually very driver-focused, the interface has a central screen accessible to passengers, allowing them to sort and parallel entertainment options. It records recording travel data with friends and integrates the What3Words voice command function. HMI is built in locally and is not taken away from any of Lamborghini’s partner brands.
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa integration allow for the most seamless transition from your daily life to your Lambo. There is an astonishing amount of customization to choose from, which makes sense for a car with this capability.
Price and availability have not been announced yet, but if you ask, there is a good bet that you will not be able to buy Technica. The good news is, this is not a limited run model like the STO, so buy a lottery ticket and trust the best. We look forward to getting behind the wheel and seeing for ourselves how Technica completes the Hurricane line.
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