Monday, May 23

Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica: brute force for the street | Digital Trends Spanish


Lamborghini reveals a new version of the Huracán, its entry-level model introduced in 2014 to replace the Gallardo. This is the new Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica, a variant very close to the current Huracán STO for the track but created to be driven on public roads.

The Huracán Tecnica arrives with the same 5.2-liter V10 engine without forced induction as the STO to produce 631 horsepower that reaches the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. According to Lamborghini, the Huracán Técnica has more downforce and less air resistance than the Huracán Evo, making it faster and giving it a more exciting driving feel.

This new version of the Huracán will be easy to recognize thanks to its front bumper inspired by the design of the 2017 Terzo Millennio EV, with larger openings than those of the Evo, integrated aerodynamic elements and a larger front splitter.

At the rear is a new raised wing that, despite being smaller than the STO, helps to increase downforce considerably. There’s also a new vertical rear window that looks out onto a new carbon fiber engine cover to replace the sloping one that did both.

Although the new Huracán Tecnica was designed to be a road car, it retains the rear-axle steering capability of the STO to improve high-speed stability, but loses variable-ratio steering in favor of a regular fixed-ratio system. Lamborghini says it has improved the cooling capacity of the Huracán Tecnica’s standard carbon-ceramic brakes, which comes equipped with the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) system, which manages the vehicle’s active stability systems: torque vectoring rear differential, shock absorbers adaptive and recalibrated high-performance traction control.

The Huracán Tecnica will have three driving modes: Strada (street), for daily use; Sport, with a more aggressive setting that engages rear-wheel steering and sets a less restrictive traction control threshold, and Corsa (race), for track.

Rumors indicate that Lamborghini has one more variant of the Huracán to present before discontinuing the model. It would be a production version of the Sterrato concept with underbody protection for increased ground clearance. Lamborghini did not share information about the price of the new model.

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