Lamborghini Huracan STO is the most performance-oriented Huracan model. It is inspired by Huracan Super Trofeo EVO and Huracan GT3 EVO race car that has won 24 hours Daytona championship thrice.
Lamborghini has released several iterations of Huracan over the last few years. However, the company has now revealed the most performance-oriented model of its entry-level sports car. Christened Huracan STO (Super Trofeo Omologata), this road-homologated super sports car is inspired by Huracan Super Trofeo EVO and Huracan GT3 EVO race car that has won 24 hours Daytona championship thrice. Lamborghini Huracan STO is propelled by the same engine that powers other Huracan models. However, the STO model gets a plethora of aerodynamic updates, lightweight materials, and superior braking hardware to enhance the performance.
According to the Italian sports carmaker, every design element on the Huracan STO works towards improving the aerodynamic efficiency and are heavily borrowed from the company’s racing heritage. The Huracán STO is the result of the collaboration between Lamborghini’s R&D, Squadra Corse, and Centro Stile departments with every line and every feature optimized to ensure the best driving performance. The bonnet, fenders, and the front bumpers of the Huracan STO are essentially part of a single part as a weight-saving measure. The bonnet features new air ducts to not only keep the engine cool but also improve downforce. The front bumper also gets a new splitter which directs airflow to the rear diffuser via the underbody of the car.
There’s a new rear fender derived from the Super Trofeo EVO which helps reduce air drag and also increases the rear downforce. Lamborghini Huracan STO’s rear fender also has a NACA air intake that serves as engine air intake while the shark-fin on the boot helps straighten airflow onto the adjustable rear wing for additional downforce, especially while cornering. Along with these aerodynamic improvements, the Huracan STO also makes extensive use of carbon fibre and weighs just 1,339 kg (dry).
Lamborghini Huracan STO also makes use of carbon fibre for the cabin and gets sports seats, an 8.4-inch infotainment system with HMI (human-machine interface), and three new driving modes — STO for road, Trofeo for the track, and Pioggia for rain. Powering this sports car is a 5.2-litre V10 engine that puts out 630 bhp and 565 Nm. This powerplant is paired to a seven-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission and can push the car from zero to 100 km/h in three seconds.