The STO pushes the boundaries of what is street-legal.
It borrows heavily from the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO racecars.
All 640 horsepower are sent to the rear wheels only.
Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse is responsible for the Italian brand’s racecars. They’ve done quite well in the recent past with three consecutive wins at the Daytona 24 Hours race. It is on the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO racecars that the new Huracán STO draws talent and speed. According to the provided specs, it’s got plenty of both.
The Lamborghini Huracán STO – Super Trofeo Omologata – is little more than a street-legal version of the racecars, right down to the aerodynamics and extensive use of lightweight materials. The most notable feature is the STO’s naturally aspirated 640-horsepower V10 engine that sends all of its power to the rear wheels only via the 7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission with variable shift characteristics via ANIMA drive modes. Despite this potential drop in forward traction, the Huracán STO can cover the 0-100 km/h sprint in 3.0 seconds, do the 0-200 km/h in 9.0 seconds on its way to a top speed of 310 km/h.
The chassis is nearly 100% racecar with its increased track, stiffer suspension bushing, specifically calibrated anti-roll bars, and Lamborghini’s MagneRide 2.0. The STO also includes giant Brembo carbon-ceramic CCM-R brakes. According to Lamborghini, the “STO delivers all the emotion of a racecar while providing a comfortable road experience.”
Physically, the new Lamborghini Huracán STO’s aerodynamics are an eyeful. 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.”
Borkert is referring to the components such as the “cofango” which was created by Lamborghini engineers. It combines the “cofano” (hood) and “parafango” (fenders) and the front bumper into one piece. Also built-in are air ducts, a front splitter, and various louvers. The rear fenders include NACA air ducts to feed the V10, as does the snorkel air scoop however its job is to keep the engine bay temperatures in check.
The massive adjustable rear wing is the STO’s most notable visual aero piece. The adjustments are done manually for an ideal mix between aerodynamic balance and drag resistance according to track characteristics. The result of all the aerodynamics is that the STO’s airflow efficiency is improved by 37% and downforce is increased 53% over the Huracán Performante.
The Lamborghini Huracán STO is also 43 kg lighter than the Huracán Performante thanks to 75% of its exterior panels being made of carbon fiber and a 20% lighter windscreen, among other tricks.
Onboard, there’s loads of carbon fibre as well, from the carbon fibre floor mats (not a typo) to the sports seats and door panels, as well as a new HMI graphics feature on the Huracán’s touchscreen to monitor the car’s various functions.
The first Lamborghini Huracán STO cars will be delivered next spring. Pricing starts at $328,838 in the US.