The Huracan Tecnica crossed the 1000-meter finish line ahead of the GT3RS at Circuit de Lurcy-Lévis, France.
The Tecnica boasts both a weight advantage and increased power compared to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It is nearly 228 pounds lighter and generates an additional 112 horsepower. The Porsche only finishes 1 second after the Lamborghini, which is very commendable considering its power and weight handicap. The 911 showed once more that rear-engine cars have a pretty solid advantage when it comes to transferring power to the ground from a standstill.
A single race doesn’t define the winner definitively, and track conditions, driver skill, and luck also play a significant part, but it would take a very unlucky Lambo driver to allow the Porsche to win, at least in a straight line.
The Huracan Tecnica: A 630 HP V10 Beast
The Huracan Tecnica uses a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine, pouring out 630 horsepower (It makes 112 horses more than its drag race rival here in this video) and 417 lb-ft of torque. Even with this explosive power, the Tecnica maintains a lean, dry weight of 3,040 lbs (which actually is one decisive which helped it win over its rival in this drag race).
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS… Only 530HP…
Its rival, the 911 GT3 RS, harbors a 4.0-liter flat-six engine under the hood, delivering 518 horsepower and 342 lb-ft of torque. Clocking a 0-60 mph in a mere 3 seconds, it also boasts a commendable top speed of 184 mph. Through extensive use of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP), Porsche has engineered the GT3 RS to just 3,268 pounds (almost 228 pounds heavier than its rival in the drag race).
From the start, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS burst into action, its seven-speed PDK gearbox putting its full power to good use. The Huracan Tecnica, though initially trailing, didn’t linger in the Porsche’s rearview mirror for long. Once the V10 came into its own, the Lamborghini surged ahead, sweeping past the Porsche with significant tarmac to spare.
The driver’s response plays a critical role in successfully launching a car. Despite its lighter weight and greater power, the Tecnica couldn’t outpace the heavier Porsche 911 GT3 RS at the outset. However, leveraging its superior power-to-weight ratio, Tecnica swiftly made up the ground and managed to overtake its rival during the mid-course.
Tecnica reached the 1,000-meter finish line first, completing the race in 19.3 seconds, a small second ahead of the Porsche’s 20.4 seconds.