Lamborghini officially launched the new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Omologata (STO) in India on Thursday at ₹4.99 crore (ex-showroom). The STO is a road-legal (homologated) super sports car that carries forward the legacy of the racing heritage of Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s one-make Huracan Super Trofeo EVO race series. It can clock 100 km/h in just 3 seconds And before you ask, yes, this beast is totally road legal.
The Italian beast-in-beauty is powered by a naturally-aspirated V10 engine that churns out 640hp (just like the Huracan Evo or the Performante) and has 565 Nm of torque. This road-legal machine stays true to its racing legacy with rear-wheel-drive, just like the race car. With that impressive power, the STO can do a 0 to 200 km/h sprint in just 9 seconds. The reduced top speed of 310 km/h is still lightning-fast for any street. Lamborghini highlights that the STO’s lighting fast speed is not just a result of the engine but also because of its aerodynamic efficiency and the extensive use of lightweight materials.
Painted in a glossy blue tint with yellow strips running all along the body, the Lamborghini Huracan STO is a certified head-turner. Its front bonnet, fenders and front bumper are comprised of one single component: the ‘cofango’ created by Lamborghini engineers, and looks inspired by the Lamborghini Miura and more recent Sesto Elemento. The new air ducts on the front bonnet claim to increase the airflow through the central radiator which, in turn, helps cool down the engine quicker. A new front splitter directs airflow to the newly-designed underbody and to the rear diffuser. The side profile of the cofango directs airflow around the front wheels, reducing drag.
Coming to the back, the rear fender has been derived from the Super Trofeo EVO and helps to also bring down drag while increasing rear downforce and the STO’s overall aerodynamic efficiency. The rear hood design sees an integrated air scoop to improve air-cooling at the rear under hood. The shark fin on the rear bonnet also enhances the dynamic abilities of the STO. A single slotted wing with a double airfoil allows the front part of the airfoil to rotate into three positions to enhance rear downforce.
The STO’s body has been draped with 75% carbon fibre. The Italian automaker also claims that its R&D department has adopted a carbon fibre ‘sandwich’ technique for its rear fender which is commonly seen and made use of in the aerospace industry. And no that’s not it! The windscreen on the STO is also 20% lighter than the one on Huracan Performante while magnesium rims further bring down the overall weight of the vehicle.
Stepping inside the cabin, the interiors of Lamborghini Huracan STO also flaunts an extensive use of carbon fibre. From the cockpit to the floormats, there’s carbon fibre on every surface. In fact, the sport seats are fully made of carbon fibre, and so are the lightweight door panels that get a door latch as an opener. The Alcantara interior is also complemented with Lamborghini’s Carbonskin. The sports car has a roll bar with four-point seatbelts and a newly designed front trunk for helmet storage have also been incorporated.
The dash area includes a main touchscreen unit that manages the STO’s functions including, the LDVI system, tire pressures, brake temperatures and the drive mode indicator. Talking of that, the racing beast gets three drive modes – STO, Trofeo and Pioggia. The first is the default and is meant for normal road conditions. In Trofeo mode, all systems are optimized for dry asphalt and the fastest lap times on the track. Pioggia (rain) mode optimizes traction control, torque vectoring, rear-wheel steering and the ABS on wet asphalt.
With great power comes great braking responsibilities, ask Uncle Ben, he knows better. So, the braking duties on the blazing fast Huracan STO are handled by CCM-R brakes which draw on materials expertise from F1 applications. Lamborghini says stress resistance is 60% higher compared to traditional CCB, with maximum brake power improved by 25% and longitudinal deceleration by 7%.
Lamborghini is offering a rich (no pun intended) Ad Personam personalisation program, which allows a fully custom personalisation of both the exterior and interior, to suit the customers’ individual tastes and preferences. The Italian automaker will be providing limitless paint and trim combinations as well as race-style vinyl.