Lamborghini have launched their road-homologated super sports car, the Huracán STO – Super Trofeo Omologata, inspired by the racing heritage of Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s one-make race series with the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO, along with its three-time 24 Hours of Daytona-winning and two-time 12 Hours of Sebring-winning Huracán GT3 EVO.
The rear-wheel drive Huracán STO is fitted with the V10 naturally aspirated 640 hp (470 kW) engine from the Huracán EVO and Super Trofeo and produces 565 Nm at 6,500 rpm, giving the car blisteringly fast acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 3 seconds, 0-200 km/h in just 9 seconds and a top speed of 310 km/h.
Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO, Stefano Domenicali said:
“The Huracán STO is the purest incarnation of Lamborghini Squadra Corse heritage, directly transferring technologies from the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and drawing on the Huracán GT3 EVO’s unique accomplishment of winning three consecutive times in the Daytona 24 hours.”
Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer added:
“The Huracán STO delivers all the excitement of a beautifully balanced, lightweight and aerodynamically superior super sports car, mirroring the driving feeling and exhilaration of Super Trofeo, and perfectly set up for the world’s most demanding tracks but created for the road. The extensive technical solutions and intelligence gained from both our Super Trofeo and GT3 programs has been refined and embodied in the Huracán STO, allowing the pilot to experience the emotions of a racing driver, daily, in a road-legal Lamborghini super sports car able to take lap records.”
The Huracán STO has an entirely new exterior design, which has been revised to optimize airflow. 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.”
Aerodynamic efficiency and lightweight technologies essential in motorsports today have been used in the development of the Huracán STO with collaboration between Lamborghini’s R&D, Squadra Corse and Centro Stile departments, ensuring that the design of the car has been optimized to give the best driving performance. New air ducts on the front bonnet increase the airflow through the central radiator to help improve engine cooling as well as generating downforce. There is also a new front splitter which directs airflow to the newly designed underbody of the car and to the rear diffuser. The new rear fender has been derived from the Super Trofeo EVO, which achieves both reduction of the front area of the car and drag, while increasing rear downforce, improving the car’s overall aerodynamic efficiency.
Carbon fibre is used in over 75% of the car’s exterior panels, utilising complex structures to produce a single component for increased integrity while also reducing weight by using fewer fixing points. The Huracán STO thus uses 25% less carbon fibre material while maintaining the same structural rigidity.
An integrated ‘shark fin’ on the rear bonnet improves the dynamic abilities of the STO, particularly when cornering. The fin also helps straighten airflow onto the wing, increasing wing efficiency during cornering. There is also an adjustable single slotted rear wing with double airfoil which allows the front part of the airfoil to rotate into three positions to enhance rear downforce, whilst new front brake cooling ducts cool the discs and calipers of the new CCM-R brakes.
The Huracán’s Brembo CCM-R brakes draw on materials expertise from F1 applications to deliver superior durability, with the CCM- R discs providing four times higher thermal conductivity than traditional CCB.
Lamborghini also recently announced that the Huracán STO, will be fitted with Bridgestone tyres, which have been engineered as a high-performance tyre capable of maximising the Huracán’s traction, handling, control and overall performance extremes.
Together with the increased wheel track, stiffer suspension bushing, specific anti-roll bars and Lamborghini’s MagneRide 2.0, the STO delivers race car performance and grip while providing a comfortable road ride. This coupled with the car’s rear-wheel steering, gives a more direct and fixed steering ratio, giving the car the ability to corner faster.
There are three new driving modes on the new Huracán STO. The default STO mode is designed for enjoyable road driving and fun on curving roads. In Trofeo mode, all the car’s systems are optimized for dry asphalt and the fastest lap times on the track. Finally, the Pioggia (rain) mode optimizes traction control, torque vectoring, rear-wheel steering and the ABS on wet asphalt.
The interior of the car uses extensive carbon fibre, including on the sports seats and lightweight door panels. Owners can also fully personalise the exterior and interior of their race car with a choice of limitless paint and trim combinations as well as race-style vinyls.
The first deliveries of the new Lamborghini Huracán STO will begin in spring 2021, with prices in the UK starting from £216,677. For more information, please visit www.lamborghini.com
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photograph courtesy of Lamborghini and Bridgestone