Squadra Corse-Derived Lamborghini Huracán STO Will Be Hard to Miss and Mistake
The Lamborghini Huracán STO has been unveiled. With inspiration coming from two of the Sant’Agata-based automaker’s race cars — the Super Trofeo EVO and the GT3 EVO — the STO is a track-focused thoroughbred that will be just as fun on the road. With power still coming from the 5.2-liter V10, it uses a lot more carbon than the insane Performante while churning out a bit more power as well.
The STO pushes 640 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque and comparing it to the Performante isn’t really apples to apples given the STO’s purpose. With more power and less torque, it’s aimed at commanding the track. Aerodynamic design elements and the shedding of 95 pounds puts it in position to do just that. 0 to 62 mph time comes in at 3 seconds with speed topping out at 192.6 mph.
Did we mention it’s rear-wheel drive instead of AWD? Yep. No word on track times just yet but expect those to rival the best of them, including the new king of the Nurburgring — the AMG GT Black Series. 75% of the STO’s exterior panels are made of carbon, the windshield’s gotten lighter and it’s fitted with magnesium wheels instead of aluminum. The cabin’s just as carbon and detail rich, with the CF sport seats, full carbon door panels, and the carpeting being removed to expose the carbon fiber flooring. Lamborghini’s Alcantara-like Carbonskin can be seen throughout as well.
Couple shedding of weight with the purpose-focused aero work and things get even more interesting. Air ducts can be see in the front hood to create downforce while a new front splitter directs air right to the all new underbody. To reduce drag, the front end’s channeling air around the front wheels. Front brake ducts help to increase cooling to the CCM-R brakes, a leveled up racing iteration of the standard carbon ceramics.
Walk towards the rear and you’ll see the new fender design and what you won’t realize is just how much it’s helping to decrease overall drag. The reworked engine cover features another integrated air scoop to help with cooling with an integrated shark fin to direct airflow right to the wing and in turn increasing downforce in corners. The wing’s manually adjustable to three different settings.
And then there’s a lot that we don’t see. Rear-wheel steering, stiffer suspension bushings, model-specific anti-roll bars and its MagenRide 2.0 dampers all help to plant the STO on any inch of the highway or track you desire. The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission’s been tweaked as well for quicker gear changes. While the Trofeo driving mode is ideal for the track, there’s also an “STO” mode for spirited road driving.
The Lamborghini STO is slated to begin selling this coming Spring and will be priced at about $328,000 USD. See more of it in the gallery.