Lamborghini’s new Huracán STO is a race inspired road car

Lamborghini Huracan STO
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Lamborghini Huracan STO
Lamborghini Huracan STO

Street car to race car back to street car again. That’s the journey of the new Lamborghini Huracan STO (Super Trofeo Omologata).

The V10 produces 640 hp (470 kW) and 565 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm propelling the Huracan STO to a 0-100 km/h time of 3.0 seconds, 0-200 km/h of 9.0 seconds and onto a top speed of 310 km/h.

Much has been learnt from the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and successful Huracán GT3 EVO which has won 24 Hours of Daytona three times and 12 Hours of Sebring twice.

This is a car which is built around reducing weight and aerodynamics, the result of a collaboration between Lamborghini’s R&D, Squadra Corse and Centro Stile.

The front bonnet, fenders and bumper are essentially one single component which Lamborghini calls the “cofango”, an amalgamation of ‘cofano’ (hood) and ‘parafango’ (fender) and is said to be inspired by the Miura and Sesto Elemento. The cofango, including the front splitter, directs airflow where it need to go whether it’s through new ducts on the bonnet or on top of the front fenders.

Under the cofango air-louvres are more ducts for cooling the Brembo CCM-R brakes which is said to provide four times higher thermal conductivity than traditional CCB.

There’s actually a lot of aero enhancements going on at the rear starting with the NACA duct integrated into the rear fender arch. The rear engine hood has an integrated air scoop for cooling with dedicated air deflectors to manage airflow. The shark fin stemming from the snorkel improves dynamic stability when cornering while also helping airflow onto the wing.

That rear wing is adjustable too, naturally, to be able to be optimised for a particular track or driving style.

Incredibly overall airflow efficiency is improved by 37% downforce increased by 53% over the Huracán Performante, itself no slouch.

To keep weight at a minimum, 75% of the STO’s exterior panels are made up of carbon fibre, and through he aerospace technique of “sandwiching” carbon fibre, less material was used while retaining the same structural strength. Again using the Performance as a guide, the Huracan STO is 43kg lighter.

Suspension-wise it has an increased wheel track, stiffer suspension bushing, specific anti-roll bars and Lamborghini’s MagneRide 2.0. 

The driving modes of STO, Trofeo and Pioggia are new. The STO is used for regular road blasts, the Trofeo mode for all-out track attacks, and Pioggia is used for rain.

Inside it’s all business too. Carbon fibre features heavily including on the sports seats with Alcantara and Lamborghini’s Carbonskin. 

Of course personalisation is always available for both the exterior and interior.

The price is $327,838 USD (£216,677 GBP / $450,000 AUD) and unlikely to be heading down under anytime soon.

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