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Here’s Why The 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica Is The Ultimate Huracan

After milking the model for eight years, Lamborghini finally produced the ultimate Huracan

Lamborghini loves taking its time with all its iconic models. The Lamborghini Countach was produced for 16 years (1974-1990) while the Lamborghini Diablo stayed around for 11 years (1990-2001), and the Aventador – for 10 years (2011-2021). The Huracan is shaping up to be the latest example of unusually long production. The mid-engine model has already been on the market for eight years, and it just got its 11th iteration, in the form of the 2023 Huracan Tecnica. It seems to be the pinnacle of what the platform can achieve and here’s what makes it the ultimate Huracan.

It picked up where the Gallardo left

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The Lamborghini Gallardo came out in 2003, as a 2004 model and stayed around until 2014. It was the first “more attainable” Lamborghini, built under Audi ownership, and it quickly became the Italian carmaker’s best-selling model. Over the course of 10 years, 14,022 units of the Gallardo were produced in total. Prior to that, the most mass-produced Lamborghini was the V-12 Murcielago with 4,099 units.

The Lamborghini Huracan has been on sale for eight years – two less than the Gallardo – and has already surpassed it in numbers, with 17,500 units so far. The Huracan improves on every aspect of the Gallardo and does a great job at hiding the Audi connection – something the Gallardo made obvious in some regards. This makes for a much better platform for high-performance versions like the Huracan Tecnica.

Still naturally-aspirated

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The familiar 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V-10 still serves faithfully, and in here, it’s in its most powerful version, producing 640 horsepower at 8,000 RPM and 417 pound-feet (565 Nm) at 6,500 RPM. Just like in the Huracan Performance and Huracan STO, the V-10 comes with DOHC, VVT, and a mix of direct and port fuel injection.

Rear-wheel drive only

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While most high-performance vehicles seem to be going for a clever, all-wheel-drive system, the Huracan Tecnica sends power from the V-10 to the rear wheels only. This not only sheds weight, but also makes for a crisper turn-in. The transmission is still a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic like on other Huracan models.

One of the most lightweight Huracan models

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Regardless of the version, the Lamborghini Huracan achieves an impressive feat – it’s very lightweight. While most versions weigh a little over 3,100 pounds (1,406 kg), the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica tips the scales at just 3,040 pounds (1,379 kg). This makes it the second lightest Huracan model, after the STO, which weighs in at 2,952 pounds (1,339 kg).

The quickest and fastest rear-wheel-drive Huracan

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The Huracan Tecnica is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in just 3.0 seconds while the 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) takes 9.1 seconds. The Tecnica does not feature as aggressive aerodynamics as the STO, which is more angled towards generating downforce. This allows the Tecnica to reach a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h), making it the second-fastest Huracan, after the Performante and EVO, which are tied with a top speed of 204 mph (328 km/h).

This is also more than the Lamborghini Huracan STO’s top speed of 193 mph (310 km/h) - due to aggressive aero, optimized for track use. Almost all Huracan versions can top the 200 mph (322 km/h) barrier, but you either need to be in Germany or have your own runway.

Huracan Tecnica features Lamborghini’s next-generation design language

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The Huracan Tecnica brings the most significant design update for the model. The car features many design cues, familiar from the Sian, most notably the Y-shape air curtains, which are expected to become a signature design element on future models. The entire body of the car has been revised to improve aerodynamics and optimize the stability of the car in every condition, but especially on the track, as explained by Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer, Rouven Mohr.

“We wanted a car that would be perfect for the daily use and fun to drive, but also with a much sportier feel than the Huracan EVO. Taking inspiration from the STO, we have equipped the car with a dynamic tune system that makes it even more reactive, creating an exceptional feeling between the driver, the car, and the road”, Mohr said during the car's official debut.

The Huracan Tecnica’s downforce has been improved by 35-percent, compared to the EVO and drag has been reduced by 20-percent. The new design also allowed for improved brake cooling, which is crucial for lengthy track sessions.

The best of both worlds

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There are many aspects of the Huracan Tecnica, suggesting it is the ultimate, road-going version of the model. The Tecnica is a culmination of all the best traits of other Huracan models – the high-performance capabilities of the Performante, the usability of the EVO, and the visceral nature of the track-focused STO.

We know the Huracan is nearing the end of its production cycle, as Lamborghini introduces the most complete version of the car, yet. At least design-wise, it seems the Huracan Tecnica is the last stepping stone before the next entry-level, mid-engine Lamborghini arrives. For this reason, the Tecnica represents the pinnacle of the Huracan, as a road-going platform.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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