The new Lamborghini Huracán STO pays tribute to the Super Trofeo GT3 racer and also the brand’s recently victories at the 24 Hours at Daytona 24 event, as well as at the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race.

The new Huracán STO — which stands for Super Trofeo Omologata — was inspired by both the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo and Huracán GT3 Evo racing cars.

The STO is also the closest thing you are going to get to a road-going version of the Huracán Super Trofeo and GT3 Evo race cars.

0-100KM/H IN THREE SECONDS

The Huracán STO employs a naturally aspirated V10 engine producing 470Kw at a screaming 8,000rpm and 565Nm with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission fitted as standard.

Lamborghini said that’s enough for a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in three seconds, from standstill to 200km/h in nine seconds and reaching a top speed of 310km/h. The STO boasts a uniquely tuned version of Lamborghini’s rear wheel steering system, faster power steering and a titanium Akrapovic exhaust system.

EXTENSIVE USE OF CARBON FIBRE

The STO comes in at 1,339kg and weighs 43kg less than the Huracán Performante. This is as a result of lightweight materials such as carbon fibre and magnesium.

The Huracán STO uses carbon fibre in more than 75% of its exterior panels. The windscreen is 20% lighter than the one in the Performante, and features magnesium rims for the highest strength-to-weight ratio.

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The Huracán STO could tackle the world’s most demanding tracks, but has been built for the road. Image: Supplied

The Huracán STO inside includes carbon-fibre inserts, a reworked digital instrument cluster, door pulls instead of handles, carbon-fibre door panels, no carpets, carbon racing seats trimmed in Alcantara with a four-point safety belts, place for two helmets underneath the bonnet and a roll cage.

NEW ANIMA DRIVING MODES

The newcomer debuts three fresh driving modes — the STO, Trofeo and Pioggia. The default STO setting is for road driving while Trofeo sees all systems optimised for dry tarmac and the fastest lap times on track.

Pioggia is reserved for rainy conditions, priming traction control, torque vectoring, rear-wheel steering and ABS appropriately.

AERODYNAMIC TWEAKS ON HURACAN STO

The Huracán STO benefits from a new front splitter, new front brake cooling ducts and various air ducts to a redesigned rear fender with an integrated NACA air intake, shark fin and adjustable wing. 

Lamborghini described the Huracán STO as achieving the “highest level of down force in its class” with 53% more than the Huracán Performante.

Maurizio Reggiani Lamborghini’s technical chief, said: “The Huracán STO delivers all the excitement of a beautifully balanced, lightweight and aerodynamically superior super sports car, mirroring the driving feeling and exhilaration of Super Trofeo, and perfectly set up for the world’s most demanding tracks, but created for the road.”

You’ll feel like a race driver behind the wheel, but in a perfectly roadworthy ride. Image: Supplied

FEEL LIKE A RACING DRIVER IN THE STO

“The extensive technical solutions and intelligence gained from both our Super Trofeo and GT3 programs has been refined and embodied in the Huracán STO, allowing the pilot to experience the emotions of a racing driver, daily, in a road legal Lamborghini super sports car able to take lap records,” Reggiani said.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR CAN BE CUSTOMISED

Buyers can customise both the exterior and cabin through the company’s extensive Ad Personam personalisation programme, which offers limitless paint and trim combinations as well as race-style vinyls.

The first international deliveries of the Huracán STO will take place from the second quarter of 2021. The Huracán STO will be made in limited numbers with a price of €249,412 (about R4.5m) in Italy. 

Lamborghini’s South African distributor said the number of vehicles would be extremely limited and at this stage availability for South Africa had not been confirmed.

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