Take a look at the new Lamborghini Huracan STO. It’s basically a street-legal version of the Huracan Super Evo, thanks to an extensive diet and a heavily-reworked chassis, all in the pursuit of performance.
The extensive modifications begin on the car’s exterior design. More than just for aesthetics, the Huracan STO’s aggressive exterior features a lot of aerodynamic modifications. For instance, the entire front end of the Huracan STO is just one single piece rather than having separate panels for the hood, bumper, and fenders. There’s also a new front air splitter that channels air into the rear diffuser for improved downforce. Oh, and did we mention that the car’s body is composed of 75% carbon fiber?
The Huracan STO also has a new rear end that’s derived from the Super Trofeo EVO racecar. This enables increased rear downforce and a 30% decrease in static pressure losses. In addition, the rear engine cover features an integrated air scoop for better engine cooling and dedicated air deflectors. Lastly, the Huracan STO also features an integrated shark fin, adjustable rear wing, and improved brake cooling ducts.
Other upgrades made to the Lamborghini Huracan STO are the wider track, stiffer suspension, rear-wheel steering, better sharper steering response, a more direct throttle pedal feel, and an improved engine sound.
According to Lamborghini, all these exterior improvements have led to the Huracan STO to have the highest level of downforce in its class and the best aero balance for a rear-wheel drive (RWD) supercar. Yes, unlike most Lamborghini supercars, this is RWD. Its 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated gasoline V10 engine produces the same amount of power as the standard Huracan Evo at 631 hp, but torque is slightly down at 565 Nm versus 600 Nm for the Huracan Evo.
However, do note that the Huracan STO is lighter than the Huracan Evo and even the already lightweight Performante variant, which means this supercar has an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 2.09 kg/hp. The result? 0 to 100 kph happens in just 3 seconds flat, 0 to 200 kph happens in 9 seconds flat, and it can reach a top speed of 310 kph.
Lamborghini has also added three new drive modes for the Huracan STO, namely STO, Trofeo, and Pioggia. STO is meant driving on normal roads, while Trofeo is meant for track use with all of the car’s performance unleashed. Pioggia is meant for wet surfaces, which means the system will give your increased control even if you are driving fast on wet roads.
As for the interior of the Lamborghini Huracan STO, a lot of interior luxuries have been stripped off in the pursuit of weight reduction. For instance, the seats are fully made out of carbon fiber, while lightweight Alcantara replaces all leather surfaces in the interior. The door panels are entirely made out of carbon fiber, and the door handles have been removed in favor of simpler straps in order to open the doors. Oh, and as with every track-focused car out there, the Huracan STO uses four-point racing seatbelts.
The Lamborghini Huracan STO will be delivered to customers as soon as spring 2021. We certainly hope that someone from the Philippines would order this track-focused supercar.