Lamborghini Huracan STO: A road legal Super Trofeo

In my previous article, I wrote about the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae. It was their last purebred V12 before launching their new flagship model with a hybrid V12 instead. However, it would seem its younger sibling, the Huracan, is still going strong. We were given the Huracan Performante, a fire-breathing monster that went head to head with the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Someone at Lamborghini, though, thought that it wasn’t enough, so they’ve developed this. The Huracan STO is, in essence, the most ludicrous and insane V10 Lamborghini to date.

Essentially the STO is a racecar for the road; it was created with one purpose and one purpose only. To be the ultimate track monster there is, it delivers the feel and technology of Lamborghini’s racing heritage. Straight off, you’ll notice the extreme exterior changes, which focuses heavily on aerodynamics, along with precision handling dynamics, lighter weight and what Lamborghini claims to be the highest performing V10 engine currently manufactured. The exterior is relatively loosely based on the racecar version called the Super Trofeo EVO. The STO’s body is entirely revised and redesigned, emphasising aerodynamics. More than 75% of the panels are made out of carbon fibre, making it about 43kg lighter than the Performante and purely rear-wheel drive.

Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO from which the STO is loosely based on
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Alongside crazy exterior looks, the performance figures are just as impressive—the 5.2 naturally aspirated V10 produces 631 bhp and 565 Nm of torque. This is enough to accelerate to 60 mph in under 3 seconds and continue going onto a top speed of 193 mph. The price of this magnificent masterpiece, however, is over £260,000.

It’s obvious even on the inside how a track-focused mentality is displayed. The carbon fibre appeal is carried on inside, where the door panels, interior details, seats and floor mats are all made out of the material. Though it isn’t all without comfort, Alcantara and racing sports seats makes driving the STO a little more tolerable than its racing counterparts. Other interior details are a titanium roll ball (which hopefully you’ll never need to rely on) and 4-point seatbelts, which strap you in nice and tight.

The Lamborghini Huracan STO is a demonstration of the firm’s skills and capability when building a track-bred road car. They are showcasing the pinnacle of their Huracan range and what the edges of science can concede in a super sports car such as this.

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Sources:

https://www.lamborghini.com/en-en/models/huracan/huracan-sto

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/lamborghini-huracan-sto-road-legal-super-trofeo-racer

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