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Lamborghini Recalls Huracan EVO, STO, Tecnica Over Safety Concern

Revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Huracan is due to be replaced in the latter half of 2024 by a Revuelto-based supercar with plug-in hybrid twin-turbo V8 muscle. But until then, Lamborghini has to fix a handful of Huracans due to a safety issue caused by an incorrect software configuration.
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The Department of Infrastructure in Australia notes that certain vehicles produced between 2022 and 2023 require a reflash due to the driver's seat belt reminder chime and visual indicator not activating below 20 kilometers per hour. In old money, that would be 12 miles per hour and change.

Correct system functionality is guaranteed above 20 clicks, meaning that the driver will be audibly and visually reminded to buckle up. A grand total of 77 examples of the V10-powered supercar are recalled in the Land Down Under, split between the regular EVO, the go-faster STO, and the Tecnica.

Owners are urged to contact Lamborghini Customer Care or get in touch with the Department of Infrastructure for more information. Speaking of which, the Department of Infrastructure has also published the list of affected vehicles by VIN.

As opposed to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States of America, the Australian regulator doesn't mention the production dates for the affected population. Alas, those who took delivery of a Huracan in Australia between 2022 and 2023 can't do anything other than glance over the VIN list published on the regulator's website.

Affected Lamborghini Huracan models
Photo: Department of Infrastructure Australia
As to what EVO, STO, and Tecnica mean, let's kick things off with the EVO. That's Lamborghini vernacular for the mid-cycle refresh of the Huracan, which rolled out in 2019 with slightly different styling from the pre-facelift specification. The EVO comes in either rear- or all-wheel drive, as well as in fixed-head and open-top flavors. Another difference over the pre-facelift is the introduction of rear-wheel steering, along with an 8.4-inch touchscreen.

STO is the acronym for Super Trofeo Omologata (or Omologato according to peeps who haven't looked over the press kit for the Huracan STO). Inspired by Squadra Corse's racing cars (think Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO), the STO is a rear-drive affair with 470 kW and 565 Nm of torque under its belt, as in 631 ponies and 417 pound-feet at full chatter.

Named after the limited-run Gallardo LP570-4 Edizione Tecnica from more than a decade ago, the Huracan Tecnica is best described as the STO's more civilized sibling. The smaller rear wing differentiates it from the STO, and the Tecnica comes with a regular-sized frunk. By comparison, the STO offers a meager 38 liters (that would be 1.3 cubic feet) in the form of a helmet-shaped storage compartment.

With the Huracan getting discontinued next year and the R8 posed to come back in the form of an electric supercar, the 5.2-liter FSI developed by Audi rather than Lamborghini will be canned in late 2024. The succeeding V8, however, is rumored to rev as high as 10,000 revolutions per minute. It remains to be seen if a road-going twin-turbo V8 can spin to 10,000 revs with minimal impact on reliability.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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