Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Lamborghini Hurácan STO, a road-legal super sports car with a racing heart

Bringing racing technologies to street models is as easy to say as it is difficult to achieve, but Lamborghini is one of those brands that achieve that ‘transfer’ superbly. The Italian manufacturer is now rolling out the Hurácan STO (Super Trofeo Omologato), a supercar with aerodynamics and lightness worthy of honor.

The Hurácan STO is inspired by the Lamborghini Squadra Corse racing models – Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO. The car features a more aggressive aero body kit (including front spoiler, air vents, fender extensions, rear diffuser, and adjustable rear spoiler), then orange elements, new magnesium wheels, Bridgestone Potenza tires, and Brembo CCM-R brakes.

While its contours may be reminiscent of the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO, the Huracán STO features a completely revised shape that optimizes the vehicle’s aerodynamics while employing carbon fiber in more than 75% of the body panels. In particular, the Cofango – a specially designed body component that incorporates the front hood and fenders – maximizes frontal aerodynamic performance while saving weight. The car weighs only 1339 kg, so the weight/power ratio is 2.09 kg per hp.

Lamborghini Hurácan STO is equipped with a 5.2-liter V10 engine with 470 kW, maintaining 640 hp at 8,000 rpm and 565 Nm at 6,500 laps. The transmission remains a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with mechanical power being channeled exclusively to the rear axle. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) takes 3.0 seconds, as well as the car reaches 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.0 seconds. As for the top speed, it is 310 km/h (192 mph).

The steering wheel houses the control of the driving programs.
The steering wheel houses the control of the driving programs.

The interior features carbon fiber panels and trim, as well as Alcantara seats. A very special and unique detail is the tubular module placed behind the passengers, where the four-point seatbelts are anchored, as well as the redesigned front compartment to house a helmet. The steering wheel, flattened at the bottom, houses the control of the driving programs, while the infotainment system offers such useful information as the tire pressure, the temperature of the brakes, or the telemetry data.

The first deliveries to customers of this registrable car with a racing soul are scheduled for spring 2021, and the price is 249,412 euros, not including taxes for each country.