A few hours after the official return of Stephan Winkelmann at Lamborghini as CEO, the Bull presents an all new car. The Lamborghini Huracan STO (Super Trofeo Omologata) is a road-homologated supercar directly inspired by the Huracan Super Trofeo EVO. Remember the Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale? The Huracan STO is its replacement, but better. Text: Luca W. © Images: Lamborghini S.p.A. ©

Under the hood

The Lamborghini Huracan STO keeps the naturally aspirated V10, taken from the Huracan EVO and Super Trofeo. The heart of the bull has a power output of 640hp and 565Nm of torque. Those blistering numbers all go to the rear tires, allowing the STO to achieve the 0-100 kph in 3 seconds and a top speed of 310 kph.

“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.”

Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer
Lamborghini Huracan STO

The Lamborghini Huracan STO formula: lightness and aerodynamic efficiency

It is almost undeniable to say the exterior has not changed. The front bonnet, fenders and bumper constitute one element: the ‘cofango’, just like the Lamborghini Miura or the Sesto Elemento. Despite the production issues, it provides lightness and eases access in motorsports. The cofango elements are also improving engine cooling by redirecting airflow through the central radiator, without mentioning the increase of downforce.

Just in front of the engine hood, a NACA air intake is integrated into the STO’s rear fender. Instantly, our attention is turned rearward, with the rear hood design and shark fin. The latter improves handling when cornering: the airflow has a yaw angle, creating a pressure delta between the two sides of the fin. This delta improves yaw stability, regardless of its abilities to straighten airflow onto the rear wing.

Talking about this big, massive, rear wing: it is manually adjustable. According to track characteristics, the driver can change the wing angle to provide more grip, or straight line speed. However, this wing is kind of special: there is a double airfoil in the center. To summarize, by reducing the gap between the front and rear airfoil, it increases downforce and so grip, as it creates compression on the upper part of the wing. This is just like a DRS (Drag Reduction System) in Formula 1. According to Lamborghini, the aerodynamic balance thus fluctuate by 13% with this system.

Compared to the Huracan Performante, the STO has a 53% increase of downforce. We bet our dollar on this: Lamborghini will bring the STO at the Nordschleife.

Carbon fibre almost everywhere

The Huracán STO uses carbon fiber in more than 75% of its exterior panels. With an ultra rigid chassis and bodywork, its dry weight is about 1’339 kg. That’s 43 kg less than the Huracan Performante. To gain some weight on the already lightweight Performante, the Huracan STO is fitted with a 20% lighter windscreen and features magnesium rims. Yet, they also saved weight inside: the rear arch, developed in cooperation with Akrapovič, is 40% lighter than conventional stainless-steel rear arches.

Inside the Lamborghini Huracan STO

Without a doubt, an extensive use of carbon fiber features throughout the cockpit, even the seats. They also removed the carpets and put floor mats in carbon fiber. Even door panels are in carbon fibre and they’ve put a door latch as opener. The Lamborghini Huracan interior is a great piece of design and always has pleased our eyes. But with carbon fibre everywhere and alcantara, it’s simply the dream.

New driving methods

Undoubtabely, the Huracan STO is clearly not looking like a standard one. The front and rear track are increased by 10 and 16 mm respectively and the Brembo CCM-R brakes are far more efficient than standard ceramic brakes. According to Lamborghini, the CCM-R brakes are more powerful and resistant: stress resistance is 60% higher, with brake power improved by 25%.

The Lamborghini Huracan STO also features 3 new ANIMA driving modes: STO, Trofeo and Pioggia. The STO mode fits for open roads, with the possibility to deactivate the ESC. Trofeo, as you may have guessed, it fitted for dry tracks and put in lap times, with or without ESC. Finally, the Pioggia mode optimizes traction, torque, ABS and ESC for wet tracks.

Customization and prices

Like every Lamborghini, every owner has the privilege to have an unique car. As a member of the Ad Personam programme, or just by being inspired by racing liveries. For the occasion, Lamborghini proposes two colour variants: Laufey Blue or California Orange. The Lamborghini Huracan STO price starts at 249’412 EUR (327,838 USD – 216,677 GBP), VAT excluded. It’s about as costy as the Mercedes AMG GT Black Series, which has 2 cylindres less. Lamborghini has not mentionned the number of units produced but we hope we’ll be lucky enough to see one of those on open roads.

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