Huracán STO unleashed

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The Huracán STO is nothing more than a street-legal race car from Lamborghini, unlike the Essenza SCV12 that has been created by their in-house Squadra Corse department for track use only, the STO, or Super Trofeo Omologata, takes the famous Super Trofeo race car and brings that to the public roads, and while customer cars are being delivered by now, that didn’t keep Automobili Lamborghini SpA from putting together a road test drive session in Rome and a more spirited track session at the Autodromo Piero Taruffi in Vallelunga, finally made possible after all the restrictions previously just didn’t make this an option.

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Despite the Huracán STO being a street-legal car, it must be an amazing experience to drive this V10 flagship in her natural habitat, the racetrack, where the naturally aspirated V10 engine could emit its symphony freely into the atmosphere, and thanks to the bespoke Bridgestone Potenza Race tires made just for this Raging Bull, the focus of the STO is performance … and driver emotion.

In the past, we’ve become used to seeing Pirelli tires on these amazing cars from Sant’Agata, but for the Huracán STO, Lamborghini turned to Bridgestone to develop custom Potenza Sport tires to maximize this V10’s traction, handling, control, and extreme overall performance, a key to this is the combination of an asymmetric tread design and the use of the latest state of the art technologies.

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Aside from the more road-focused Potenza Sport tire, Bridgestone will also be providing bespoke Potenza Race semi-slick tires as a more track-oriented but still road-homologated version of these tires to bring  “race” technologies to maximize the vehicle’s performance both on and off the track, especially in dry conditions.

If you didn’t put your name on the order list for the Lamborghini Huracán STO by now, you are looking at a waiting period of at least 12 months, and Lamborghini sold out an entire year’s worth of production already by the time you are reading this.

Enjoy an amazing collection of photos taken during these test drives, both on the streets of Rome and on the track at Vallelunga, in our extensive image gallery