Automobili Lamborghini unveils the Lamborghini Huracan STO – Super Trofeo Omologata. This road-homologated supercar takes inspiration from the racing heritage of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s one-make Huracán Super Trofeo EVO race series, as well as its three-time 24 Hours of Daytona-winning and two-time 12 Hours of Sebring-winning Huracán GT3 EVO. Oh, and if you were wondering, the Lamborghini Huracan STO is priced at Rs 4.99 crore (ex-showroom, India).
Huracan STO Engine
The road-going racecar is powered by the naturally-aspirated V10, which produces a mind-blowing 630bhp and 565Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm while sending power to the rear wheels. As a result, the Huracán STO delivers exhilarating acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 3.0 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 9.0 seconds and a top speed of 310 km/h. In addition, superior aerodynamic efficiency, extensive use of lightweight materials, unfettered steering and first-class braking performance ensure the Huracán STO delivers the emotion of a track experience on every road drive.
Huracan STO Design
The Huracan STO really shines on the track where it is designed to spend most of its time. Compared to the regular Huracan EVO, it sports an entirely new exterior design, revising its inimitable Lamborghini profile to optimize airflow! The front bonnet, fenders and front bumper are one-piece carbon fibre and is called the ‘cofango’, which helps reduce the supercar’s weight. In addition, there are multiple air ducts on the STO to improve the airflow over the supercar to further provide more downforce when on the track.
Huracan STO Aerodynamics
New air ducts on the front bonnet increase the airflow through the central radiator to improve engine cooling as well as helping generate downforce. The cofango also incorporates a new front splitter, directing airflow to the newly designed underbody of the car and to the rear diffuser. The rear fender, derived from the Super Trofeo EVO, helps reduce the drag produced by the car while also increasing the rear downforce. A NACA air intake integrated into the STO’s rear fender serves as an engine air intake. The shortened duct allows a 30% decrease in static pressure losses.
Just like we saw in the Aventador SVJ, the Huracan STO has an integrated ‘shark fin’ on the rear bonnet to further enhance its aerodynamics. In addition, the rear wing of the STO is manually adjustable to three different positions to improve airflow. By changing the wing position, the aero balance of the car can thus fluctuate by 13%, adapting the STO to different driving styles and conditions.
The Huracan STO uses carbon fibre in more than 75% of its exterior panels. At a dry weight of 1,339 kg, the Huracán STO’s weight is reduced by 43 kg compared to the already lightweight Huracan Performante. In addition, the Huracán STO incorporates a windscreen 20% lighter than the Huracan Performante and features magnesium rims for the highest strength-to-weight ratio.
Three new driving modes
Three new driving modes exemplify the Huracan STO’s racing spirit, focused on high performance driving environments: STO, Trofeo and Pioggia. Furthermore, every aspect of the Lamborghini Veicolo Dinamica Integrata (LDVI) vehicle dynamics system is optimized for all road conditions and coupled with a road-oriented suspension setting. Furthermore, the fully-active ESC can be switched off for maximum driving fun while still supporting the driver.
Now, to test the full potential of the Lamborghini Huracan STO, so if someone from Lamborghini is reading, you know what to do!