2022 Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica revealed


Lamborghini has revealed its third-last vehicle without hybrid assistance, a new rear-drive version of the Huracan with more power, aero and chassis tech.

The 2022 Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica has been unveiled, as the second to last iteration of the Italian brand’s V10 icon before it adopts a V8 hybrid system in 2024.

Lamborghini’s third-last production car without hybrid or electric power, the new Huracan Tecnica splits the difference between hardcore STO track special and road-focused Evo RWD variants, with an engine retune, sharper chassis, improved aerodynamics and a new look.

As reported first by Drive, the new Tecnica model wears a nameplate last applied to the final version of the Huracan’s predecessor, the Gallardo, which added a rear wing, carbon-ceramic brakes, and new colour options – much like this latest model, only taken one step further.

Powering the Huracan Tecnica is a 470kW/565Nm version of the range’s familiar 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 – matching the STO – powering the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Lamborghini claims a 3.2-second 0-100km/h time – two tenths slower than the STO – towards a top speed of 325km/h.

Weighing 1379kg dry, the Huracan Tecnica scores a revised exhaust system balancing “enhanced” sound at high revs with “improved acoustic comfort” inside the cabin, plus a new ‘Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata’ system that manages all vehicle systems to deliver “perfect driving dynamics”, Lamborghini claims.

Rear-wheel steering, a retuned traction control system and unique suspension tuning improve on-track performance, while the three drive modes – Strada (‘street’), Sport and Corsa (‘race’) – have been recalibrated to suit the Tecnica.

Filling the arches are new 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels inspired by Lamborghini’s Vision GT concept, wrapped in 245/30 front and 305/30 rear Bridgestone Potenza Sport tyres as standard.

They hide carbon-ceramic brakes as standard – measuring 380mm up front with six-piston calipers, and 356mm at the rear with four-piston calipers – equipped with unique cooling deflectors and ducts designed for improved heat management on track.

The mechanical upgrades are joined by what could be seen as a second facelift for the Huracan, with a new front end incorporating Y-shaped elements inspired by the Sian hypercar (and featuring air curtains), a new rear bumper with hexagonal exhaust tips, vertical glass rear window, and a restyled carbon-fibre engine cover.

The Tecnica’s fixed rear wing delivers a claimed 35 per cent improvement in rear downforce compared to the Huracan Evo RWD, and a 20 per cent decrease in drag – aided by aero deflectors under the car.

Inside, Tecnica buyers benefit from a new interface for both screens, with the instrument display gaining an Aventador-style ‘arc’ design, while the latter gets new views around its Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa and track telemetry applications.

New height-adjustable sports seats come standard, with buyers able to option a new “lightweight door [card] design”, rear arch and wheel bolts in titanium, and racing harnesses for race track-oriented buyers.

Over 200 additional exterior paint colours are available through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customisation program, as well as unique Alcantara upholstery options, and ‘Tecnica’ seat bolster embroidery.

The 2022 Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica is expected to go on sale in Europe later this year, with a public debut likely at this week’s New York motor show.

While the Tecnica will be the last Huracan variant aimed at road and track driving, it won’t be the final Huracan derivative ever, as that honour will go to the off-road-themed Sterrato due at the end of this year.

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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