The Huracan Tecnica might be Lamborghini's last evolution of its best-selling sports car, which has been on the market since 2014.
For this edition of the Huracan, the company seeks to provide the track-focused performance of the Huracan STO with the driver engagement of the rear-drive Huracan Evo, while providing a dash of comfort so that drivers can enjoy the car on public roads as well as on race tracks.
The Huracan is Lamborghini's entry-level sports car, as indicated by its V10 engine rather than the Aventador's V12 and by its conventionally hinged doors in place of the scissor doors seen on V12 Lamborghinis since the Countach of the 1970s.
Key upgrades for the Tecnica include improved brake cooling and reprogrammed rear-wheel steering that is tuned to match the car's Bridgestone Potenza Sport tires.
Lamborghini chief technical officer Rouven Mohr described the engineering effort that went into the car during Design News' recent visit to the Lamborghini headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy.
Design News: What were the goals for this project:
Rouven Mohr: We wanted a car that would be perfect for daily use and fun to drive, but also with a much sportier feel than the Huracan EVO.
Design News: How did you do that?
Rouven Mohr: Taking inspiration from the STO, we have equipped the car with a direct steering system that makes it even more reactive, creating an exceptional feeling between the driver, the car, and the road.
We wanted to maintain the powertrain of the STO, the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 that delivers 640 horsepower. Combined with a revised exhaust system, it improves the unmistakable and powerful engine sound and gives the driver the highest level of emotion.
Design News: What are the unique aspects of the Tecnica?
Rouven Mohr: The exterior design as been considerably revised to improve the aerodynamics of the car. This is fundamental for the stability and ease of use in every condition, especially on the track. We have worked to reach the best dynamic behavior: the downforce has been improved by 35 percent compared with the Evo Rear Wheel Drive and the drag has been reduced by 20 percent, meaning that we have less aerodynamic resistance and can thus accelerate faster. We have also adopted the use of carbon fiber on the front and the rear. Together with other modifications, this helps reduce the overall weight of the car.
Design News: Is there anything else?
Rouven Mohr: The other big area of improvement is the braking system, especially when using the car on the track. You need to have reliable and consistant braking behavior lap after lap. For this, we have completely redesigned and improved the brake cooling system, on both front and rear, by pushing the airflow directly inside the brake disc, thus maximizing the heat dissipation. Thanks to this improvement we have achieved a dramatic reduction of the temperature of the most sensitive parts of the car, such as brake fluid and discs.
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