Lamborghini’s New Tecnica Gives the Huracán Its Biggest Makeover Yet

The Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Omolagata (STO) showed its track prowess at Willow Springs International Raceway, in Rosamond, Calif. At the time, it was the latest release for a model line introduced in 2014 as a complement to the flagship Aventador, and Reggiani assured that there would be no other Huracán with the same level of motorsport-inspired performance.

Huracán Super Trofeo Omolagata

Regarding the Tecnica’s fit in the Huracán hierarchy, Lamborghini chairman and CEO Stephan Winkelman stated in the official announcement that it “completes the Huracán lineup, sitting perfectly between the [Evo] RWD and the track-focused STO, flawlessly presenting technology, performance and the Huracán’s V-10 aspirated engine in a dramatically evolved design.”

“It’s important that our cars have their own special character,” says Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini’s head of design, while giving Robb Report a virtual walk-around of the Tecnica in preparation for the New York International Auto Show this week.

Specs of the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Omolagata

The new rear-wheel-drive variant carries the same 640 hp, 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V-10—with 417 ft lbs of torque—found in the STO, which represents an increase of 30 hp and nearly 4 ft lbs of torque compared to the Evo RWD. But it was designed and engineered to bridge the gap where its stablemates fell short.

While the new release does not have the race pedigree as the STO, a car Borkert says “takes 100 percent of the DNA of our Super Trofeo cars to a street-homologated car,” the Tecnica is much more of a daily driver while being, according to Borkert, “much more agile and higher in performance” than the Evo RWD. Reasons he cites include the Tecnica’s rear-wheel steering and a uniquely tuned suspension. Those two facets are tied to the familiar, yet still cutting-edge, Lamborghini Dinamica Veicola Integrata (LDVI) system, a super processor that acts as mission control when it comes to pilot inputs and how they are translated, nearly instantaneously, to help inform the Performance Traction Control and torque-vectoring systems. All of that is further refined by the three drive modes of Strada, Sport and Corsa, each with successively more aggressive engine and transmission mapping.

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