When Lamborghini tells you that they’re building a car, you know you’re in for a treat. The former tractor company with humble beginnings have been giving us incredible automobiles for more than 50 years. Lamborghini pretty much coined the term “supercar” with the Miura which came out in 1966. With the latest model, they’re taking the term “super” to new heights.
The Sant’Agata based manufacturer has unveiled their latest creation, the Huracan STO. The STO which stands for “Super Trofeo Omologata” is a basically a roadgoing version of their Squadra Corse race car. The new Huracan is the successor to the multiple track-record setting Huracan Performante. Following the footsteps of it’s racecar sibling, the Huracan STO has taken on a diet and has lost 316kg as compared to the Huracan Evo S. It’s lighter than a Proton X50!
The Weight Loss Programme
First of all, Lamborghini decided that the STO would be able to operate with the power just going to the rear wheels. Hence, they ditched the all-wheel drive system for a more sideways friendly rear-wheel drive. 70kg was already out but Lamborghini needed to lose more weight. A lot less. So, they decided to take the body and give it as much carbon fiber as possible. That being said, nearly 75% of the whole body is composed of carbon fiber.
However, they didn’t stop there. The boffins at Lamborghini were obsessed with removing whatever weight that they could find and even went on getting a lightweight windscreen which was about 20% lighter than that was used on the normal Huracan. The front nose too is lighten on the STO as a carbon fiber clamshell is now favored as compared to the traditional body panels. This is probably an homage to the Miura which too had a clamshell.
Sculpting The Motion of Airflow
As it is essentially a racecar, the aero package on the STO has also received an upgrade. The air ducts and scoops are now larger and much more aggressive. With the help of a racing fin, the adjustable rear spoiler achieved a 37% increase in aerodynamic efficiency while producing 53% more downforce as compared to the Huracan Performante according to Lamborghini.
The Raging Bull
The performance figures are actually rather interesting. The naturally-aspirated V10 was left relatively untouched at 630 horsepower. However, the torque has been reduced to our surprise. The 600Nm from the Huracan Evo is now dropped to 565Nm in the STO. Having taken a page out of the Sesto Elemento’s book, the 316kg will definitely compensate for the missing 35Nm of torque.
Hiding behind the 20-inch magnesium wheels is a set of Brembo’s latest CCM-R carbon ceramic brakes. With the option to have track-only or road-specification Bridgestone Potenza tires, you’ll definitely need them to cope with the three driving modes that are available on the car. The modes of “STO” is for the road if you intend to daily your STO, “Trophy” if you want to set a lap record at your next track day or “Rain” if it… well, rains.
And when it stops raining, you can do the century sprint of 0-100km/h in three seconds flat or you could wait another six seconds and you’ll be looking at 200km/h on the speedometer. The claimed top speed is 310km/h in case you are wondering. Also, the new Brembos are capable of stopping from 100km/h in just 30 meters and 110 meters from 200km/h. That being said, I can’t imagine how much your face would hurt just by doing that.
Sounds good, how much will this set you back?
A lot. About RM260,000 more than the Huracan Evo. The official price released by Lamborghini is $327,838USD or RM1,341,841 (before taxes and shipping). But it has a clamshell though and that’s quite a big factor to consider when you’re out window shopping for your ultimate Lamborghini, if you ask me.
Written by | Danial Malek