Lamborghini Huracán STO
Slotting in for the already brilliant Huracan Performante, the Lamborghini Huracan STO (Super Trofeo Omologata) has just been unveiled, and it’s here to break some records. Drawing inspiration from the company’s racing cars like the Huracan Super Trofeo EVO and the GT3 EVO, the all-new Huracan STO is more or less just a street version of the company’s all too popular racing models.
Like the Performante, the Huracan STO features a 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 engine that produces 640 hp and 417 pound-feet of torque. Performance is similar too, with the new Huracan STO completing the 0-100km/hr sprint in an impressive 3.0 seconds and 0-200km/hr in 9 seconds. Top speed is stated as 310km/hr.
So what’s different?
Well, the Huracan STO is a lot lighter than the Performante, handles a lot better, and comes with a slew of performance upgrades.
The Huracacan STO has a dry weight of just 1,339 kg, making it 43 kg lighter than the already incredibly light Performante. This is mostly attributed to a carbon fiber ‘sandwich’ technique used in the aerospace industry that the Lamborghini R&D department adopted for the rear fender.
To cut even more weight, the good folks at Lamborghini used lightweight carbon materials for 75% of the Huracan’s exterior panels, opted for magnesium rims instead of the heavier aluminum alloy rims, and made the STO’s windscreen 20% lighter than the Performante’s.
Lamborghini’s engineers worked overtime to give the Huracan STO top-notch aerodynamic performance with some interesting choices for the car’s exterior bodywork.
At the front, the engineers over at Sant’Agata added a newly designed front splitter and air ducts on the hood. The goal is to increase airflow to the car’s radiator and to improve downforce.
A racecar-like NACA air intake is integrated into the rear fender and helps with engine cooling while also decreasing pressure loss. An air scoop for engine cooling and a shark fin that helps negotiate tight corners are both incorporated. An adjustable rear wing is also in the mix for good measure.
All this tweaking and tuning results in a 37% improvement in airflow efficiency and a 53% increase in downforce over the Huracan Performante.
New Driving Modes and Braking System
Lamborghini added three new driving modes that include: the “default” STO, the Trofeo (track mode), and the Pioggia (rain mode). Completing the list of the new features is a revised braking system, the CCM-R braking system by Brembo. According to the Italian company, this new braking system provides 60% higher stress resistance while improving braking power by 25%. CCM-R brake discs also provide four times higher thermal conductivity than regular CCB.
On the inside, the Huracan is awash with carbon fiber components with the car’s seats, floor mats, and door panels, all made from the lightweight material. Lamborghini’s unique Carbonskin is also prominent in the cabin.
The car’s interior is clad in black and orange shades. However, Lamborghini stresses that customers will have a seemingly endless number of customization options available via the company’s Ad Personam program.
The new Lamborghini Huracan STO will cost a minimum of $328,000 in the United States (we rounded that up because a few ten-dollar notes won’t make a difference when you’re spending that kind of money).