The rumours that have been doing the rounds for months have finally come true. Lamborghini is finally giving us the Huracan Super Trofeo Omologata, or Huracan STO if you have trouble pronouncing Italian names.
The Huracan STO is basically a road-legal version of Squadra Corse’s race cars based on the V10 Huracan. And in ways, maybe a direct successor of the Huracan Performante, sitting right above the Evo in the Huracan line-up and coming with rear-wheel-drive only.
Lamborghini is known to keep their platforms alive by giving it numerous derivatives throughout their life. Having said that, the Huracan STO isn’t just a racier-looking base level Huracan. The road-legal racecar weighs 43kgs less than the Performante, which is achieved by replacing more than 75 per cent of the bodywork with carbon fibre. Even the Windscreen is 20 per cent lighter than the old car, while the Magnesium Wheels offer Bridgestone Potenza road and track configurations. All this translates to a seriously low dry weight of just 1,339 kgs. That’s lower than most compact cars!
Lamborghini has also given the new Huracan some aerodynamic wizardry. The hood, mudguards and bumpers are integrated into a single element, something like the iconic Miura and the unreal Sesto Elemento, a car that even shaved off paint to save weight. The rear fenders incorporate NACA-styled air intakes while the bonnet lid has a cartoonish air scoop for better cooling, and a fin and a rather obvious adjustable spoiler. All this means that the STO benefits from an aerodynamic efficiency increase of 37 per cent and produces 53 per cent more downforce over the Huracan Performante, and for context, the latter is widely regarded as one of the best handling Lamborghini’s of all time.
The brakes have also been upgraded with a Brembo CCM-R carbon-ceramic setup derived from F1 cars to provide far greater thermal conductivity, stress resistance, and stopping power. Lamborghini has also given us three new driving modes to choose from: the road-oriented STO, track-focused Trophy, and the self-explanatory Rain.
Horsepower remains unchanged from Performante as the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 produces the same 630 horsepower. The 565 Newton-meters of torque, however, is weirdly less than the 600 Nm of the old model.
You’ve probably already guessed that the new Huracan Super Trofeo Omolagata is going to be mind-numbingly quick. Well, it only takes three seconds to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) from nought and does 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in nine seconds before maxing out at 193 mph (310 km/h). And those Brembo brakes help the STO come to a complete standstill from 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 30 meters, in case you get scared of speed. In which case you probably shouldn’t drive one in the first place.
Lamborghini offers “an infinite number of paint and finish combinations” on the interior and exterior of the Huracan STO via the Ad Personam program.
Like any performance-focused Lambo, the STO isn’t about being affordable. It starts off at $327,838 in the United States, which is a serious jump up from the $208,571 price tag of the Huracan Evo RWD. It’s also a lot more expensive than the Performante it replaces, which had a sticker price of $274,390 before options back in 2017 when it came out.
Lamborghini says it will commence customer deliveries of the Huracan STO next spring.