Words: Calvin Chan
Published: June 14, 2022
The Tecnica slots into the middle of the Huracán family, splitting the difference between the relatively more street-friendly EVO and the track-focused STO. With it comes a brand new front and rear fascia with Y-shaped headlights inspired by the Sian, new hexagonal exhaust tips, and a fixed rear spoiler that’s a bit smaller than the STO’s.
More importantly, the Tecnica receives an STO heart transplant, the same 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine that produces 640 hp and 417 lb-ft, an increase of 30 hp over the EVO RWD, and a 0-100 km/h time of 3.2 seconds. The same 7-speed dual-clutch transmission remains as does rear-wheel steering, but Lamborghini has tweaked all the electronics, traction control system, fixed-ratio steering, and brake cooling, for a slightly more civilized and focused Huracán that can exploit both the road and the track. Call it an STO Touring or STO-lite if you will, but we expect it to be one of the more comfortable mid-engine supercars wearing the yellow bull badge.
We spoke to Andrea Baldi, CEO of Automobili Lamborghini America, to see why the Tecnica is so important to the brand, and he told us that “they wanted a car that drivers can use every day, for both the racetrack and for social life. We tuned all the electronics to be a little more different than the STO, and to be more enjoyable on the road.”
When pressed about the future of this mid-engined supercar, Andrea mentions to us that the Huracán was launched all the way back in 2014, so there will be a brand new, hybridized model coming in 2024. A new hybrid Aventador will arrive first. Whether or not the V10 will still be utilized is up for debate, especially when its direct competitors from McLaren and Ferrari have both resorted to downsizing to V6 engines. Still, we expect bright things from the storied brand. We asked about a final send-off model, similar to the Aventador Ultimae, and the Italian executive smirked and said there might be a surprise at the end of this year, so stay tuned for that.
Otherwise, the Tecnica is a fitting send-off for one of the most successful Lamborghinis in the marquee’s storied history, taking the best of the STO and marrying it with the civility and road mannerisms of the EVO. The Tecnica should be arriving in Canadian showrooms by the end of this year with an MSRP of $279,630, though there’s currently about a one-year wait time. Lamborghini tells us that even with semiconductor shortages, their low production volumes and high margins mean they have top priority for parts in the Volkswagen Group family.