THE NEW Lamborghini Huracán STO has been revealed as a road-legal, rear-wheel drive ode to the howling V10 engine.
The Italian firm says the new STO (which stands for “Super Trofeo Omologata”) was inspired by both the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo and Huracán GT3 Evo racing cars.
Like the all-paw Huracán Evo, the STO employs a naturally aspirated V10 engine worth 470 kW, though peak torque is 35 units lower than the Evo’s at 565 N.m.
With a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission fitted as standard, Lamborghini says that’s enough for a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 3,0 seconds (just one-tenth of a second down on the AWD model) and a top speed of 310 km/h.
The newcomer furthermore debuts three fresh driving modes: 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, meanwhile, is reserved for rainy conditions, priming traction control, torque vectoring, rear-wheel steering and ABS appropriately.
Of course, the Huracán STO benefits from all manner of aerodynamic tweaks, from a new front splitter and various air ducts to a redesigned rear fender with an integrated NACA air intake, shark fin and adjustable wing. In addition, the Sant’Agata Bolognese-based company has added new front brake cooling ducts.
As a result, the Huracán STO achieves what Lamborghini describes as the “highest level of downforce in its class”, some 53 percent more than the Huracán Performante.
With a keen focus on reducing weight, the Huracán STO uses carbon-fibre in more than 75 percent of its exterior panels, plus a lighter windscreen and magnesium wheels.
Stopping is taken care of by Brembo CCM-R brakes, while you’ll find plenty of carbon-fibre and Alcantara in the cabin. At a claimed dry weight of 1 339 kg, the STO is some 43 kg lighter than the already lightweight Performante.