Farewell to the Roaring V10: A Last Drive in the 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica

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CarBuzz Takes a Final Spin in the Tecnica Edition, Marking the End of the Iconic Lamborghini Huracan V10 Era

The Lamborghini Huracan, which has graced the automotive world for nearly a decade, is preparing to make its exit, paving the way for its successor. CarBuzz recently had the opportunity to experience the 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica, a farewell edition that epitomizes the raw power and excitement of the V10 era. With its V10 engine producing 631 horsepower and a design that balances aggression with sophistication, the Tecnica bid a fitting adieu to a decade of automotive excellence.

Exterior: A ‘Tecnical’ Masterpiece
The Huracan Tecnica, derived from the track-focused STO model, strikes a balance between track prowess and street comfort. Visual differentiators include a substantial rear spoiler and subtle aerodynamic tweaks, contributing to a 35% increase in downforce compared to the Evo. The exterior, painted in the unique Blu Astraeus shade, complements the Huracan’s iconic design, turning heads with its captivating presence.

Interior: Livable Race Car
While the Tecnica aims to be more approachable than the STO, it maintains a race-inspired interior. Optional Sport Seats, adorned in acres of Alcantara, offer support without sacrificing comfort. The exposed carbon fiber doors with red straps provide a nod to the STO’s spirit. The Tecnica strikes a balance between aggression and livability, with modern touches like an 8.4-inch touchscreen and optional comfort features.

Practicality: More Usable
Unlike the STO, the Tecnica retains a semi-usable front trunk (frunk), offering 3.53 cubic feet of storage. The car’s practicality is enhanced by a decent-sized shelf behind the seats and essential features like a glovebox, rear window, and optional phone holder. While the infotainment system lacks physical controls, the Tecnica maintains modern technology and convenience.

Performance: V10 Symphony
The heart of the Tecnica is the magnificent 5.2-liter V10 engine, producing a symphony of 631 horsepower and 416 lb-ft of torque. Capable of propelling the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and reaching a top speed of 202 mph, the V10 engine provides an exhilarating driving experience. With rear-wheel drive and a responsive seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the Tecnica demonstrates its prowess on both straightaways and corners.

Driving Impressions: Woah
Driving the Huracan Tecnica is described as “scary,” emphasizing the excitement and raw power unleashed by the V10 engine. The rear-wheel steering enhances agility, making the Tecnica responsive and lively. The reviewer notes the need for constant alertness, especially as the rear wheels can lose grip unexpectedly. Different driving modes, including Strada, Sport, and Corsa, allow customization of the driving experience, with Corsa mode delivering the most aggressive performance.

Pricing & Verdict: V10 Extinction
With a starting price of $239,000, the Tecnica holds its own as a collector’s item, marking the end of the V10 era. Despite the imminent arrival of its successor, the Tecnica’s unique combination of performance, design, and raw driving experience makes it a sought-after model. The reviewer expresses a desire for more time with the Tecnica, highlighting its status as a special and memorable supercar.

As the Huracan era comes to a close, Lamborghini enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the brand’s next chapter, expected to feature a newly developed twin-turbo V8 with a hybrid setup. While advancements in power and efficiency are anticipated, the V10’s iconic symphony will be missed. The Tecnica and its counterparts have etched their place in Lamborghini’s storied history, leaving an indelible mark on the automotive world.