Lamborghini has today revealed its most focused Huracán yet; the STO. This Super Trofeo Omologata model makes use of technical learnings and innovations from the Huracán Super Trofeo and Huracán EVO GT3 racers, the latter of which is so successful that it has won the 24 Hours of Daytona on three separate occasions.
The STO isn’t about raw power, but rather about honed aerodynamics, sharpened handling and a meticulous dedication to removing weight. So, while it uses the same V10 engine as the rest of the Huracán range, and with the same 640hp as all-wheel-drive Huracán EVO models, it is much lighter. In fact, compared with the Huracán Performante – previously the most focused version – the STO is 43kg lighter.
The weight savings have been achieved through a switch to rear-wheel-drive – rather than four-wheel-drive – magnesium wheels and even a windscreen that is 20% lighter than the Performante’s.
In the cabin, you’ll find lightweight door latches, carbon fibre-backed seats, carbon fibre door panels and even carbon-fibre weave mats in the place of carpet – all in the name of saving weight. At the rear is a new bumper constructed using an aerospace-inspired ‘sandwich’ technique, using 25% less material but with identical rigidity, and a manually adjustable wing.
That wing itself is part of a new package of aero upgrades to both improve airflow efficiency and downforce, boosting them by 37% and 53% respectively. At the front of the car you’ll find a new splitter, new bonnet ducts – for both cooling and downforce – and a redesigned underbody and diffuser.
The STO is rear-wheel-drive-only, just like the Super Trofeo cars, imbuing it with a handling purity that engineers could build upon with new STO additions. There is, for example a wider track, stiffer suspension bushes, a race-inspired anti-roll bar design, new F1-inspired carbon ceramic brakes and MagneRide 2.0 adjustable damping. That means, despite the firm track-ready set-up, the ride can become more supple for everyday use.
The STO’s various characters are accessible through new driving modes; STO for standard driving, Trofeo for the ultimate track set-up and Pioggia for slippery conditions. Likewise, customers can choose between two Bridgestone Potenza tyre compounds for their car; one designed primarily for track use and one for road use.
To join the waitlist for Huracán STO, you can contact the H.R. Owen Lamborghini team.