Lamborghini has officially unveiled the Huracan STO, this is shaping up to be one of the most track-competent supercars in the world.
The car goes by the name Huracan Super Trofeo Omologato, or Huracan STO for short, and it’s a road-going version of the Huracan Super Trofeo Evo race car in the style of homologation specials. Omologato is the Italian word for “homologation.”
Let’s start with its 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 unit and get the fact that it doesn’t produce any more power than it does in the Huracan Evo out of the way. This means 631 HP (640 PS). However, everything goes to the rear wheel exclusively in the STO.
Other meaningful stats include the 565 Nm (417 lb-ft) of torque, which is actually less than you get in the Huracan Evo (600 Nm / 443 lb-ft), but also the 2.09 kg/HP weight to power ratio.
This all translates to the asphalt as follows: 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 3 seconds flat, 0-124 mph (200 km/h) in 9 seconds flat, and a top speed of 192 mph (310 km/h).
The STO features a wide array of upgrades that turn the “baby” Lamborghini supercar into the ultimate track-focused weapon while remaining road legal. It weighs 43 kilograms (95 pounds) less than the Performante it replaces by using carbon fiber for more than 75 percent of the bodywork.
The windscreen alone is 20 percent lighter than that of its predecessor, while the 20-inch magnesium wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires come in road and track configurations. All in, the Huracan STO has a remarkably low dry weight of 1,339 kg (2,951 lbs) or about the same as a typical European compact car with a three-cylinder engine.
Lamborghini has also upgraded the braking system with a Brembo CCM-R carbon-ceramic setup derived from F1 cars to provide far greater thermal conductivity, stress resistance, and stopping power. Specifically for the latest Huracan, Lamborghini also added three new driving modes for the ANIMA system in STO, Trofeo and Pioggia. The STO mode is for driving on the road, while Trofeo focuses on giving you all the performance you need for fast lap times. Pioggia of course means “rain”, so you get optimizations for the traction control system , torque vectoring and ABS so that you can deal with the wet asphalt.
Furthermore, you get an increased wheel track, stiffer suspension, a more direct pedal-to-throttle feel, faster gear changes, sharper steering (you also get rear-wheel steering) and an improved engine sound sharpness at high revs.
Both the interior and exterior can be customized in “an infinite number of paint and finish combinations” via the Ad Personam program. This launch car is presented in a two-tone finish with Blue Laufey and California Orange, with the theme continuing inside where there are carbon fiber seats with a four-point seatbelt. Carbon fiber was also used for the door cards and to replace the floor mats, all for sake of shaving off as much weight as possible.
Looking at your gauge cluster will reveal new graphics and a fully connected telemetry system that allows you to monitor and record your performance on the track.
Customers will take delivery of their Lamborghini Huracan STO this upcoming spring, with prices starting from $327,838 (taxes excluded) in the United States, 249,412 EUR (taxes excluded) in Europe, GBP 216,677 (taxes excluded) in the UK, RMB 3,900,000 (taxes included) in China and YEN 37,500,000 (taxes excluded) in Japan.