Automobili Lamborghini has revealed a new machine, which seems to carry the carmakers track-ready DNA, but also seems to be more adaptable on normal roads. We are talking about the new Lamborghini Huracán STO – Super Trofeo Omologata: a road-homologated super sports car inspired by the racing heritage of Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s one-make race series with Huracán Super Trofeo EVO, as well as its three-time 24 Hours of Daytona-winning and two-time 12 Hours of Sebring-winning Huracán GT3 EVO.
How fast is it?
With its V10 naturally aspirated 640bhp (470 kW) power plant producing 565Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm, the rear-wheel-drive Lamborghini Huracán STO delivers exhilarating acceleration of 0-100 kmph in just 3.0 seconds. In fact, it is capable of doing a 0-200 kmph in 9.0 seconds and has a top speed of 310 kmph. However, Lamborghini claims that the Huracán STO will also deliver the emotion of a track experience on every road drive.
“The Huracán STO is the purest incarnation of Lamborghini Squadra Corse heritage, directly transferring technologies from the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and drawing on the Huracán GT3 EVO’s unique accomplishment of winning three consecutive times in the Daytona 24 hours,” said Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO, Stefano Domenicali. Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer added: “The Huracán STO delivers all the excitement of a beautifully balanced, lightweight and aerodynamically superior super sports car, mirroring the driving feeling and exhilaration of Super Trofeo, and perfectly set up for the world’s most demanding tracks but created for the road. The extensive technical solutions and intelligence gained from both our Super Trofeo and GT3 programs have been refined and embodied in the Huracán STO, allowing the pilot to experience the emotions of a racing driver, daily, in a road-legal Lamborghini super sports car able to take lap records.”
Also, the aerodynamics are well planned:
Mitja Borkert, Head of Design, says: “Racing cars are always a strong inspiration for our design. The Huracán STO exquisitely reflects the technology transfer from our successful Huracán race cars, displayed in every aesthetic detail.” Lamborghini claims that every aspect of the Huracán STO draws on the aerodynamic efficiency and lightweight technologies demanded in motorsports. The Huracán STO is the result of the collaboration between Lamborghini’s R&D, Squadra Corse, and Centro Stile departments. The comprehensive aerodynamic solutions inspired by Squadra Corse racecars maximize aerodynamic performance.
The front bonnet, fenders, and the front bumper are comprised of one single component: the ‘cofango’ created by Lamborghini engineers combines the ‘cofano’ (hood) and ‘parafango’ (fender) including the front bumper, inspired by the Lamborghini Miura and more recent Sesto Elemento. The 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 cofango is shaped to push the airflow on top of the front fenders, which incorporate louvers to maximize airflow exiting from the wheelhouse, reducing pressure inside and increasing the front downforce. Additionally, the side profile of the cofango directs airflow around the front wheels, reducing drag.
With all this, Lamborghini claims that the Huracán STO achieves the highest level of downforce in its class with the best aero balance for a rear-wheel-drive car. Also, thanks to its ‘sandwich’ technique, the Huracán STO’s weight is reduced by 43 kg compared to the already lightweight Huracán Performante.
How does it behave on tracks?
With an increased wheel track, stiffer suspension bushing, specific anti-roll bars, and Lamborghini’s MagneRide 2.0, the STO delivers all the emotion of a racecar while providing a comfortable road experience. Lamborghini has revealed that the car’s engine has been calibrated for a very sporty and responsive racing feel, with a direct pedal-to-throttle feeling and improved engine sound sharpness at high revs. The gearchange speed has been further increased to provide highly responsive and rapid gearshift.
Inside the cabin:
The interior of the Huracán STO gets carbon fiber features throughout the cockpit, including sports seats in full carbon fiber. The new Human Machine Interface (HMI) graphics feature the Huracán’s touch screen, which manages the car’s functions including the drive mode indicator, the LDVI system, tire pressures, and brake temperatures. A fully connected telemetry system allows pilots driving their Huracán STO on racetracks to monitor and record their performance and to analyze the data via the Lamborghini UNICA app. As per the company, the first mass-market version of the all-new Lamborghini Huracán STO will be available in spring 2021.