From those sexy looks it carries, just cannot let anyone’s eyes off. There is a brand new and the most freakish Lamborghini Huracán sheriff in town. To celebrate both the brand’s own Super Trofeo race series and the Huracán’s victory in GT3 racing (three GTD class victories at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and two titles of GTD at the 12 Hours of Sebring), Lamborghini is now again here with a bang, which is known as Huracán STO.
STO stands for “Super Trofeo Omologato,” and yes, however, it is a bit like Ferrari’s vaunted GTO moniker that is okay. It is intended to be a road-legal track car that gives the feel of the Super Trofeo racer technology. Put more plainly, it is an ultimate vehicle. The STO will rescue the aerodynamics and lap times of the Super Trofeo racers. Plus, it has brakes that are more dependable.
The STO’s sweet Story
According to Lamborghini, races are won not on straights, but in the corners, and the company has optimized the STO for cornering function. While we have all aware of the manufacturers claiming that Car X makes 9,000 kilos of downforce at 220-plus mph, one seldom approaches such speeds on any race track. Therefore, meant an emphasis on utilizing aero pieces for the STO that would benefit at actual track speeds, including louvered front fender openings, new rear fenders with NACA ducting, a new underbody panel, and new front bumper air inlets.
The front inlets are intended to force air through the louvered screens, for example, lessening drag. There is also that kind of roof-mounted snorkel intake, which operates in concert with air deflectors to deliver specific amounts of air to the V-10 engine.
Naturally, several tracks require different optimizations, so the STO’s aerodynamics are adaptable. Buyers can do so by using a 3D-printed key. Compared to the Performante, the STO is said to produce 53 percent more downforce and be 37 percent more polished through the air. Oh, and that has a killer look of the dorsal fin?
It enhances stability in fast corners and is particularly effective on, say, the Daytona. What about ALA, Lambo’s registered and ballyhooed aerodynamic system? It was discussed at the beginning of its development, but that active aero is prohibited in GT3 racing, so the team decided on more flexible aerodynamics for the streetcars. Not bad!
Yes, the Lambo STO is threateningly as fast as one can ever imagine!
What is it all mean? Lamborghini claims the Performante can lap Daytona in 1:51.80, while our Huracán GT3 EVO can achieve the same in 1:46.40. The STO splits the two perfectly, turning in a 1:48.86 lap. That is notably impressive for a street-legal car.
Another instrument in the fight for lower lap times is the elimination of weight. Thus, Lamborghini claims the STO is 95 pounds (43.0913 Kg) lighter than the Performante, which would put it at 3,398 (1541.307 kg) pounds on the scales. The diet of STO includes carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) as well as wheels made of magnesium.
Inside, the interior is fitted with a titanium half roll cage, which is made from carbon fiber and by no doubt being patented by Lamborghini. This Carbon leather can be used wherever you would normally find skin. Lambo represents the STO’s interior as “naked.” Sounds high-grade!
The STO’s output from its 5.2-liter usually aspirated V-10 remains identical as in the Performante and EVO, which means 631 HP and torque of 442 lb-ft. Nevertheless, the STO is rear-wheel drive. That is right, for the first time ever you can get a Huracán that makes as much horsepower as an AWD variant.
In addition, the sound at high revs is probably “sharpened” as well, tuning done via the exhaust tube and muffler. Also, there is no compelling steering on the STO, which preferably has a fixed steering ratio.
Chassis Classy Changes
The track has been widened, In terms of kinematic changes. The bushings are more powerful, and the car features specific anti-roll bars. The Huracán STO also has unique, asymmetrical Bridgestone Potenza tires. No Pirellis? Right? Actually, it is not the first time Lambo has suspended the Pirellis. These Bridgestones offer not only better performance but that the further performance will not diminish after several laps—a concern we have notified with the Pirellis.
You will also discover that CCM-R are considered for both street and track use, whereas the best -level brakes, called Carbon-Carbon, are only for the track. Lamborghini claims the CCM-R brakes provide the STO with 25 percent more stopping control. This means it decelerates 7 percent faster, 60 percent more immune to stress than CCM brakes, and handles heat four times better.
The mode selector can change the steering wheel accordingly, but the modes themselves have switched to STO, Pioggia, and Trofeo. This is a magnificent thing, as the least-aggressive Strada mode on utmost Huracáns is. Well, a critical mode due to the throttle mapping and most MotorTrend staffers spontaneously click the cars into Sport. The STO avoids this step. Piaggia is a wet race mode and Trofeo is a dry race mode. It is as simple as that.
Speaking of simple, the STO’S front is like a Miura’s, and the frunk is ideally sized to hold a helmet. In case not all the former is racy enough for you, four-point belts are conventional.
Pricing starts at EUR 249,412 (INR 2,19,19,324) taxes excluded. There is no end to production, and the factory will produce enough to satisfy demand. Therefore, a Lamborghini fan can foresee the first cars to appear at the end of the second quarter of next year. Happy shopping!
Europe EUR 249,412 (suggested retail price taxes excluded)
|Europe||EUR 249,412 (suggested retail price taxes excluded)|
|UK||GBP 216,677 (suggested retail price taxes excluded)|
|USA||USD 327,838 (suggested retail price taxes/GST excluded)|
|China||RMB 3,900,000 (suggested retail price taxes included)|
|Japan||YEN 37,500,000 (suggested retail price taxes excluded)|
Technical Data – Lamborghini Huracán STO
CHASSIS AND BODY
|Chassis||Hybrid chassis made from aluminum and carbon fiber|
|Body shell||Outer skin made from aluminum and largely from composite material, Front bonnet, “Cofango” in carbon fiber|
|Suspension||Aluminum double-wishbone suspension|
|Springs and dampers||Steel springs and hydraulic dampers, “MagneRide” electromagnetic damper control|
|Electronic Stability Control (ESC)||ESC/ABS characteristics can be adjusted via ANIMA, ESC can be deactivated|
|Steering||Electromechanical power steering, rear-wheel-steering, steering ratio of 13.4:1|
|Brakes||Hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum brake servo unit, 6-piston aluminum calipers (front), 4-piston aluminum calipers (rear)|
|Brake discs||CCM-R Carbon-ceramic discs, ventilated and cross-drilled ∅ 390 x 34 mm front, ∅ 360 x 28 mm rear|
|Tires (standard)||Bridgestone Potenza 245/30 R20 (front) – 305/30 R20 (rear)|
|Wheels (standard)||8.5J x 20” (front) – 11J x 20” (rear)|
|Mirrors||Electrically controlled exterior mirrors|
|Airbags||Full size dual-stage front airbags. Full size lateral airbags. Knee airbags in specific markets.|
|Type||Ten-cylinder V, 90°, IDS+MPI dual injection|
|Displacement||5,204 cm3 (317.57 cu in)|
|Bore / stroke||Ø 84,5 mm x 92,8 mm (3.33 x 3.65 in)|
|Valve control||Intake and exhaust camshafts with continually variable adjustment|
|Max. power||470 kW / 640 hp at 8,000 rpm|
|Max. torque||565 Nm (417 lb. ft.) at 6,500 rpm|
|Emissions class||EURO 6 – LEV 3|
|Exhaust treatment||Two catalysts with lambda regulation|
|Cooling system||Water and oil cooling systems|
|Engine Management||Bosch MED 17 Master Slave|
|Type||Rear-wheel drive system, mechanical self-locking differential|
|Transmission||7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission, shift characteristics variable via ANIMA|
|Clutch||Double plate clutch ∅ 187 mm (7.36 in)|
|Top Speed||310 km/h|
|Acc. 0–100 km/h||3.0 s|
|Acc. 0–200 km/h||9.0 s|
|Braking 100 km/h – 0||30.0 m|
|Braking 200 km/h – 0||110.0 m|
|Wheelbase||2,620 mm (103.15 in)|
|Length||4,549 mm (179.10 in)|
|Width||1,945 mm (76.57 in)|
|Width (incl. ext. mirrors)||2,236 mm (88.03 in)|
|Height||1,220 mm (48.03 in)|
|Track front||1,688 mm (66.46 in)|
|Track rear||1,647 mm (64.84 in)|
|Turning circle||11.5 m|
|Weight (dry)||1,339 kg (2,952 lb)|
|Weight/power||2.09 kg/hp (4.61 lb/CV)|
|Weight Distribution||41% (front) – 59% (rear)|
|Trunk (front)||38 litres|
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