An Ode to the Outgoing Lamborghini Huracán — Enter the Tecnica

In car years, the Lamborghini Huracán is practically ancient. The brand’s junior supercar was born in 2014, the same year as the iPhone 6, and much like old phones, cars don’t usually age well. While Lambo’s old rival Ferrari has launched a rapid-fire succession of new small supercars since 2014 — the 488, F8 and 296 GTB — the Huracán has soldiered on.

You’d expect, therefore, that the baby Lambo would be obsolete, but it’s not. In fact, the Huracán is only getting better with age, thanks to constant tweaks, updates, and special models such as the new Huracán Tecnica.

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Think of this as the Huracán’s Greatest Hits package, combining all the best bits from previous models: rear-wheel drive, all-wheel steering, the latest adaptive dampers, and the manic 631-horsepower version of Lambo’s 5.2-litre V10 from the track-focused Huracán STO.

On Spain’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo, the Tecnica is superbly composed thanks to its well-sorted chassis, but that old-school firecracker engine means it never lacks drama. The now-familiar V10 screams to 8,500 rpm down the main straight. Shifting up, there’s a split-second whip-crack jolt, then more noise as the car tears through the air. Turning into the first corner, the Tecnica bends toward the apex and holds its line almost too easily; it feels slightly unnatural because the rear-wheel steering system means all four wheels are turning. But that system allows even a ham-fisted driver to exploit all 631 horsepower more of the time, flinging the car out of corners with reckless abandon. It’s glorious, noisy, indulgent fun, and certainly the best Huracán yet.

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Enjoy it while you can. In 2024, the Huracán is due to be replaced with a new plug-in hybrid supercar — because even Lamborghini sees electrification is the future — and it’s unclear if the old-school naturally aspirated V10 will survive.

“Yes, it’s the end of an era, but it’s not the end of the internal-combustion engine,” explains Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini’s chairman and chief executive, keeping mum on the details. The old Huracán, at least, got to go out with a bang.