Lamborghini Huracan STO Aims To Bridge The Gap Between The Road & Track
Lambo has focused on improving aero and keeping the weight low so that it performs well wherever it may be driven.
Lamborghini has revealed the Huracan STO which draws inspiration from the Huracan Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO racecars.
The street-homologated supercar, its maker claims, has superior aerodynamics and creates the most authentic driving feeling.
Supercars are loved for the bonkers power they make and the Lamborghini Huracan STO does not disappoint. Its 5.2-litre NA V10 makes 640 HP at 8000 RPM and 565 Nm at 6500 RPM.
This power is sent to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and the car can do the 0-100 run in 3 seconds flat and go on to a top speed of 310 km/hr even with that massive wing at the back.
Three ANIMA driving modes – STO (standard), Trofeo and Pioggia (Rain), and in each mode the LDVI vehicle dynamics system, ESC, traction control, torque vectoring, ABS and rear-wheel steering systems are optimised to suit the driver’s needs.
Weighing in at 1339 kg (dry), the car is made of aluminium and carbon fibre (75 percent exterior panels are made from it). Lambo has prostrated upon the car’s lightness and has bestowed it with a 20 percent lighter windscreen than the Huracan Performante and even magnesium rims.
Sporting double wishbone suspension all-round, it even has rear-wheel-steering. As one would expect from a car such as this, the brake discs are carbon ceramic jobbies (390 mm front, 360 mm rear) and it rides on 20-inch wheels, with a 245-section front and 305-section rear tyres.
How a supercar looks is also very important and sometimes cars that are made for the track but also homologated to run on the road might look awkward. However, this is Lamborghini, makers of some of the best looking cars, we are talking about.
Suffice it to say they have gone to town with the model. The fact that the Lamborghini Huracan STO is the result of the collaboration between Lamborghini’s R&D, Squadra Corse and Centro Stile departments, should make that evident.
It is still a Huracan, but one that is more purposeful. Aero has directed the exterior design and there are ducts, louvres, everywhere on the car’s body and help generate downforce.
The front portion of the car – the bonnet, fenders and the bumper are composed of one single component curiously named the “cofango”. At the rear, there is a NACA air intake, while the revised engine cover has an air scoop and there is a shark fin too.
Oh, how can we forget the rear wing, with double airfoil, which is adjustable. Since it is aimed to be run on tracks as well, Lamborghini has had to work on cornering balance and it says the overall airflow efficiency is improved by 37 percent, while downforce is up by 53 percent over the Huracan Performante.
Inside, carbon fibre features throughout the dash and the seats, door panels and even the floor mats are made from the material. Alcantara is used everywhere possible and of course, there is a digital screen to provide the driver all the info.
Base price of the car in the UK is 216,677 pounds (Rs. 2.13 crores), but customers can personalise every aspect of the car be it choosing unique colours or race-style vinyls and only their bank balance would be the limit. The first set of customers will take delivery of the car come Spring 2021.