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Hardcore Lamborghini Huracan STO unveiled

New Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Omologata is most aggressive yet

20 Nov 2020

LAMBORGHINI has revealed the new flagship of its V10-powered Huracan range with the Super Trofeo Omologata (STO) being the most focused, hardcore and extreme variant of the Raging Bull’s more affordable coupe model.


Described by Lamborghini as “a road-homologated super sportscar” inspired by the Huracan Super Trofeo Evo and Huracan GT3 Evo racecars, the Hurcan STO brandishes some the most outlandish aero features and styling cues of any road-going Lamborghini to date, all of which are further accentuated by the radical colourways on offer.


“Racing cars are always a strong inspiration for our design,” Lamborghini head of design Mitja Borkert said.


“The Huracán STO exquisitely reflects the technology transfer from our successful Huracán race cars, displayed in every aesthetic detail.”


Looking beyond the insane colours (see pictures above), the front end of the STO is dominated by a full-width layered splitter stemming up from the corners of the bumper to underline the badge.


The splitter forms just one aspect of what is ultimately one single panel encompassing the entire front of the car, dubbed by designers as the ‘cofango’ and drawing inspiration from the all-carbon Sesto Elemento.


Savage louvres adorn the top of the front wheelarches which not only help with aero dynamics but also channel air out of the wheelarches themselves, thereby aiding downforce.


Peeking over the top of the roof is an integrated air scoop which feeds cool air directly into the engine bay which is capped by a redesigned bonnet featuring dedicated air deflectors and a functional ‘shark fin’ designed to channel more air through the gigantic adjustable rear wing.


Housed within the engine bay meanwhile is the same 5.2-litre V10 as found in the Huracan Evo and Performante, developing 470kW of power and 565Nm of torque (-35Nm), all of which is put to the road by the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.


Thanks to the extensive use of carbon-fibre among other weight-saving measures, the STO weighs 43kg less (1339kg dry) than the Performante, resulting in a 0-100km/h time of 3.0 seconds flat, 0-200 km/h in 9.0 seconds and a top speed of 310 km/h.


While the top speed may be lower than in the mainstream Huracans, Lamborghini claims the STO generates 53 per cent more downforce and is 37 per cent more aerodynamic than the Performante.


Braking power has also been stepped up with the STO able to pull up from 100km/h in just 30m and from 200km/h in 110m courtesy of aluminium six-pot front callipers acting on 390x34mm carbon ceramic discs and four-pot rears grabbing 360x28mm discs.


Building on the extreme aero features, light weight and outright performance, the STO features the widest track of any Huracan, stiffer suspension bushes and anti-roll bars while rear-wheel-steering ups the handling stakes even further.


Inside the cabin are full carbon sports seats wrapped in Alcantara, carbon-fibre trim, four-point harnesses and a touchscreen infotainment screen with performance data logging,


According to Lamborghini chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali, the STO “is the purest incarnation of Lamborghini Squadra Corse heritage”.


While it remains to be seen what quantities the STO will be produced in and if any will make it to Australia, Lamborghini has sold 93 new vehicles so far this year ending October, 30 units down on the 123 it managed over the same period last year.

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