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Lamborghini's new 631-hp Huracan Tecnica slots below STO

The newest trim on the Italian marque's entry-level supercar aims to blend track prowess with everyday usability

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Lamborghini mid-April pulled the covers off its newest addition to the Huracan family. It’s called the Huracan Tecnica, and it’s proof the brand is not yet done with its entry-level supercar. And who can blame them? The Huracan, now available in up to six variants, remains one of Lamborghini’s bestsellers, and a highly capable high-performance vehicle for the supercar enthusiast.

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The Sant’Agata-based carmaker is sticking to its tried and trusted naturally aspirated V10 powerplant for this new trim. It generates 631 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque, fed exclusively to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the same powertrain found in the Huracan STO.

However, while the latter is track-focused, the Tecnica is presented as a road-and-track special, which slots into a ‘sweet spot’ between the ‘normal’ Huracan EVO RWD and the more hardcore STO variant.

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Billed as the most versatile Huracan yet, the Huracan Tecnica’s party tricks include rear-axle steering and a uniquely tuned suspension. Both elements link up with the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) system, a super-processor that helps manage Performance Traction Control and torque-vectoring systems.

Then there is the Sport driving mode, which, according to Lamborghini, offers levels of controllable oversteer never before seen in any of its cars. It all adds up to a package that’s capable of being pushed to the limits at race tracks, yet civilized enough to function as a daily driver.

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Design-wise, the Huracan Tecnica draws some inspiration from Lamborghini’s halo model, the Sian FKP 37, especially around the front bumper. Other highlights include the redesigned rear wing, which offers 35 per cent more downforce than the Huracan EVO; and high-exit hexagonal exhausts tips. There is also a new carbon-fibre cover that lies flat above the engine bay, allowing for the positioning a new rear window to aid visibility.

In full attack mode, the Huracan Tecnica blitzes its way to 60 mph (96 km/h) in about 3.2 seconds, and continues to a top speed just north of 200 mph (320 km/h). However, it’s not just about the speed. The latest Lamborghini offering is an exciting ‘dual-personality’ prospect, and may just be the most capable rival yet to the current road-and-track king, the Porsche 911 GT3.

Pricing information and availability have not been announced, but it isn’t going to be a limited-run model like the STO. And that has to sound like sweet music to the ears of the Lamborghini faithful aching for a Huracan with just a little more bite.