The Lamborghini Huracán STO builds on the heritage of previous models before it like the Super Trofeo EVO and the GT3 EVO.
A name that has been synonymous with the terms supercars and hypercars, Lamborghini pulls no punches when it comes to creating works of mechanical marvel. Its latest creation, the Huracán STO, is the very definition of what the Raging Bull marque is all about.
The STO in its name stands for “Super Trofeo Omolagata” and it references the marque’s Super Trofeo race series of sports cars. It draws inspiration from other Huracáns before it, mainly the Super Trofeo EVO. The Huracán GT3 EVO is also a major influence, a five-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona. The Huracán STO is also rumoured to be the last of its kind, which explains why Lamborghini wants to send it off with a bang.
To sweeten the deal, Lamborghini ensures that the Huracán STO is a proper race car for the roads — it’s a street-homologated supercar sibling of its previous successors.
One of the main standout features of the new Huracán STO is its entirely new exterior design. It heavily emphasises on lightweight technology and aerodynamic efficiency, crucial demands that need to be met when it comes to motorsports. Combining the efforts of Lamborghini’s R&D, Squadra Corse, and Centro Stile departments bore the fruit that is the Huracán STO.
A first of many design innovations is the ‘cofango’, a creation by Lamborghini engineers that puts the front bonnet, fenders, and front bumper into a single component. The name derives from the Italian word ‘cofano’ for the hood and ‘parafango’ for the fender. It draws inspiration from the Lamborghini Miura and more recently, the Sesto Elemento. There are new air ducts on the front bonnet, which helps to not only increase airflow through the central radiator but also improves engine cooling and help generate downforce.
To further improve air-cooling at the rear underhood, the Lamborghini Huracán STO receives a revised rear hood design with an integrated air scoop. It also has a built-in shark fin on the rear bonnet to improve the dynamic abilities of the STO, particularly when cornering. To top it all off, a single-slotted wing with double airfoil, providing aerodynamic balance and drag resistance according to track characteristics.
Moving on to the belly of the beast, you’ll find the naturally-aspirated V10 engine, putting out 640hp and 565Nm of torque. This allows the car to go from 0-100kph in just three seconds flat. It can also go from 0-200kph in only nine seconds and it has a top speed of 310kph. A rear-wheel-drive supercar, the Huracán STO comes fitted with an increased wheel track, stiffer suspension bushing, specific anti-roll bars, and Lamborghini’s MagneRide 2.0 to deliver the ultimate driving and racing experience.
There are three driving modes to the car — STO is the car’s default mode for regular driving as well as curvy roads; Trofeo sends the car into racing mode; Pioggia is also known as rain mode, which optimises action control, torque vectoring, rear-wheel steering and the ABS on wet asphalt.
Part of the new Huracán STO is its braking system with brake cooling technology. The Brembo CCM-R brakes draw inspiration from Formula 1 applications to deliver superior durability and performance, resulting in robust braking consistency in all driving conditions. There are also new front brake cooling ducts dedicated to cooling the discs and callipers of the new braking system.
Moving on inside, you’ll find plenty of carbon fibre, including on the sports seats, which is Alcantara interior with Lamborghini’s Carbonskin. There is also a front trunk for helmet storage as well as a four-point seatbelt system, underlining the car’s racing DNA. The central touchscreen display shows you everything you need to know about the car — drive mode indicators, tyre pressure, and even brake temperatures. There is also a fully connected telemetry system that allows you to monitor and record your performance when racing on the track.
The Huracán STO is also highly customisable; owners are expected to fully customise both the exterior and interior via a rich Ad Personam personalisation program. This includes limitless paint options, trim combinations, as well as race-style vinyl.
The all-new Lamborghini Huracán STO will be available to its owners come Spring 2021 with its retail price at US$327,838 (approx. RM1,340,464). Now it’s just a matter of waiting for it to hit Malaysia.
All images courtesy of Lamborghini.