The last month saw the arrival of the two latest Italian supercars from their respective manufacturers – the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica and the Ferrari 296 GTB. While the Huracan Tecnica continues the legacy of the now-iconic Huracan with visual tweaks and a major bump in performance, the 296 GTB is an all-new mid-engine hybrid supercar from Ferrari, which has come under the hammer of electrification with its full-hybrid twin-turbocharged V6 engine.
Both Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica and Ferrari 296 GTB offer earth-shattering performance levels and tremendous road presence while being offered at astronomically high price points. Here’s a quick comparison between the highlights and specifications of both the supercars and find out if the 296 GTB is worth making the stretch over the Huracan Tecnica.
The Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica is the second most expensive model in the Huracan lineup and is priced at Rs 4.04 crore. However, compared to it, the Ferrari 296 GTB is priced at Rs 5.40 crore – almost a whopping Rs 1.36 crore more than the Huracan Tecnica.
|Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica||Ferrari 296 GTB|
|Petrol||Rs 4.04 Crore||Rs 5.40 lakh|
(All prices mentioned above are ex-showroom, pan India)
Engine and Performance
Both the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica and Ferrari 296 GTB take very different approaches with their powertrains. The Huracan Tecnica follows a very conventional route with its 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine, which is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and pumps out 640 PS of maximum power and 565 Nm of maximum torque.
The Ferrari 296 GTB, on the other hand, has a new-age full-hybrid powertrain, which is a combination of a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine and a 166-hp electric motor. This powertrain is much more powerful than the Huracan Tecnica, with its maximum power and torque outputs rated at 830 PS and 740 Nm respectively. This engine is paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and can be driven in pure electric mode for 25 km. With more power and torque on offer, the 296 GTB also claims a slightly higher top speed and faster 0-100 kmph acceleration timing.
|Specifications||Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica||Ferrari 296 GTB|
|Engine||5.2-litre, naturally-aspirated V10||3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 + 166hp electric motor|
|Maximum power||640 PS||830 PS|
|Maximum torque||565 Nm||740 Nm|
|Top speed||325 kmph||330 kmph|
|0-100 kmph time||3.2 seconds||2.9 seconds|
|Transmission||7-speed dual-clutch automatic||8-speed dual-clutch automatic|
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Exterior and Dimension
Comparing the dimensions of both the supercars, both the supercars are almost equally long, though the Ferrari 296 GTB is wider and taller than the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica. However, it is the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica which has a longer wheelbase and wider front and track widths. It is also lighter and has a bigger fuel tank capacity.
|Dimensions||Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica||Ferrari 296 GTB|
|Dry weight||1379 kg||1470 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||80 litres||65 litres|
Compared to the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica, which is an evolution of the already existing Huracan EVO, the Ferrari 296 GTB is an all-new car and has a comparatively fresher design for the eyes. However, there is no denying the fact that both these supercars are incredibly wonderful attention magnets.
The Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica is an evolved form of the Huracan Evo with many design cues taken from the limited-run Sian hybrid supercar. The inspiration can be seen in the front and rear bumpers, which get angular, black-coloured inserts like in the Sian. To make the Tecnica feel more exclusive over the EVO, Lamborghini has given the former a carbon-fibre bonnet and a sportier-looking diffuser. It also gets a fixed rear spoiler, which aids in giving 35 per cent additional downforce.
On the other hand, the Ferrari 296 GTB is an all-new car, which takes inspiration from the 1963 Ferrari 250 LM. The highlights of the car like pronounced haunches at the front, curved design of the B-pillar and Kamm tail are enough to remind the 250 LM. The 296 GTB is Ferrari’s first-ever mid-engined sportscar to feature an active spoiler within its rear bumper for additional downforce of 360 kg at 250 kmph if you go for the optional Assetto Fiorano pack. The Ferrari 296 GTB also comes equipped with a suspension lifter, black ceramic exhaust pipes, carbon fibre front splitter, 20-inch forged rims and titanium wheel bolts.
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Interior and Features
The interiors of both the supercars focus on minimalism but are proper supercar cabins with high-quality and lightweight materials. Starting with the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica, the cabin is wrapped in leather and Alcantara, garnished with special metal, carbon fibre and smoked wood inserts. The multi-functional steering wheel of the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica incorporates more functions, including turn indicators. Finished in Alcantara, this hexagonal steering wheel claims to offer a more responsive feel. Apart from this, the Huracan Tecnica retains the full-TFT instrument console and slanted touchscreen infotainment system and toggle-like switches within the centre console.
The cabin of the Ferrari 296 GTB looks very much similar to that of the SF90 Stradale, with the supercar getting a full-TFT instrument console and a multi-functional steering wheel placed in a concave part of the dashboard. While the side panels of the dashboard get touch-sensitive controls, the gearshift selector has an H-gate design reminiscent of Ferraris from the past. The cabin also gets a carbon fibre steering wheel, Alcantara wrapped powered seats, surround-view camera displays and contrast coloured stitching.
There are very few differences in the list of comfort and convenience features. However, when compared to the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica, the powertrain of the Ferrari 296 GTB has a much more advanced full-hybrid powertrain, which is much more powerful and offers an electric-only range. Both the supercars have a tremendous amount of visual appeal, have stiff ride quality, and handle amazingly well. But when it comes to pure performance, it is the 296 GTB which has an edge.