Lamborghini Huracán STO is primed for track attack

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Lamborghini has unleashed the ultimate Huracán. Developed by its Squadra Corse racing division, the Huracán Super Trofeo Omologata draws heavily on hardcore race-winners from the Super Trofeo and GT3 race series but remains road-legal.

Inspired by its success on the racing circuit—three GT3 class wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona, two victories at the 12 Hours of Sebring with the Huracán GT3 EVO, and the popular one-make Super Trofeo championship—Lamborghini has decided to create a road car with the chops to take on any race track.

The 640-hp naturally aspirated V-10 engine remains a constant, but, in keeping with racing tradition, the rear-wheel-drive STO is stripped of excess weight and aerodynamically enhanced. The suspension has been fettled, the brakes upgraded, and the rubber replaced.

The STO makes plentiful use of carbon fiber. 75 percent of its exterior panels now use the material and utilize aerospace-spec sandwich construction. The windscreen is 20 percent lighter, and magnesium alloy wheels shed more mass. Overall, the STO weighs 95 pounds less that the Performante.

The aerodynamic advances are clear to see. The front hood, fenders, and bumper form a single piece that Lamborghini calls a cofango and which, apparently, that inspired by the Miura and Sesto Elemento. There are also new air ducts, a shark-fin spoiler, and an adjustable rear wing.

The STO boasts a widened front and rear track plus stiffer bushings and unique anti-roll bars to work with Lamborghini’s MagneRide 2.0 suspension control. Brembo CCM-R brakes provide four times the thermal conductivity of normal carbon-ceramic brakes and improve braking power by 25 percent. Customers have a choice of either road- or track-ready Bridgestone Potenza tires.

Rear-wheel steering is retained but the steering now has a fixed ratio more suited to track conditions. The STO’s gearbox has also been reprogrammed for faster shifts. Three driving modes are offered. STO is a road setup, with more compliant suspension. Trofeo mode recalibrates the car’s performance control strategies for track use and enables a brake-temperature monitoring system so you’ll never pull into the pits with smoke pouring off your discs. Pioggia is a rain mode that dials up the traction control, torque vectoring, and ABS to eke out as much grip as possible on wet asphalt.

Lamborghini’s given the cabin a racy makeover, starting with carbon-fiber seats and extending to carbon door panels and even floor mats. An integrated titanium roll cage developed by Akrapovič is some 40 percent lighter than a regular steel device. The redesigned frunk can store crash helmets, and there’s a built-in telemetry system so drivers can record their racetrack exploits.

Like any Lambo, the STO can be completely customized using the Ad Personam program. Still, we think the Blu Laufey and Arancio California scheme shown here is pretty cool.

The price of track day dominance is $327,838 and deliveries will begin in the spring of 2021.

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