The automotive world is a theater where engineering and artistry come together, birthing masterpieces that tantalize the senses and ignite the imaginations of enthusiasts around the globe. Enter the Lamborghini Huracán STO, a culmination of extreme performance and avant-garde design that has long been awaited by fans and critics alike.
First rumored in early 2020 with spy shots sparking intrigue, the whispers went silent until November 18, 2020, when the veil was lifted, revealing a Blu Laufey finished spectacle. There was a street-legal race car for the road, an unapologetic machine complete with an air scoop visible above the roof, poised to redefine both the Huracán family and the very notion of what a sports car could be.
Destined to sit at the pinnacle of Lamborghini’s lineup, the Huracán STO emerges not just as a car but as an experience that transforms even the most mundane journey into an extraordinary adventure. Whether on the track or on the way to the mall, the roar of its 5.2-liter V10 engine, boasting an impressive 631 horsepower, promises to be a siren song for those daring enough to listen. But the STO’s story is far more nuanced, weaving together elements of power, agility, and innovation in a package 88 pounds lighter than its contemporaries, setting a new standard in the competitive world of high-performance automotive artistry.
Join us as we delve into the details of this remarkable creation, exploring its technical prowess and its ability to turn the road into a racetrack.
Highlights of Lamborghini Huracán STO
Examining the new Huracán STO, short for Super Trofeo Omologata, reveals that it’s a road-legal version of the Super Trofeo EVO racecar. At first glance, only the headlights, taillights, doors, mirrors, and possibly the air intake in front of the rear wheels seem to be retained from the base Huracán EVO.
Unlike the regular Huracán EVO, the STO lacks a front hood and fenders. Instead, the entire front section hinges upward like the iconic Lamborghini Miura. This not only saves weight but also facilitates any maintenance during track days, a feature fondly called ‘Cofango.’
Visibly, the STO sports a pronounced front spoiler lip and a large air intake, accented by a livery bar that bears a slight resemblance to the Huracán EVO. With widened fenders and two massive air vents in front of the windshield, the design is more aggressive. Being 20% lighter than the Performante and made of over 75% carbon fiber, the body employs a new aerospace-derived ‘sandwich’ technique to make the carbon fiber 25% lighter. The Huracán STO’s dry weight is just 1,339 kg, emphasizing weight-saving measures.
Above the front wheel arches, air vents extract heat from the new CCM-R disks behind magnesium center-lock wheels specific to the STO. Additional air intakes on the undertray and no sliding windows on this street-legal racecar maintain comfort without losing the Lamborghini essence.
The STO also has wider rear wheel arches, inspired by the Countach, with a NACA duct and aerodynamic shape that channels air to the large, manually adjustable rear wing, allowing downforce changes by 13%. Unlike other models, there’s no ALA on this new Huracán STO.
A standout feature is the large air intake above the roof that draws cold air to the engine, blending into a vertical ‘Shark fin’ on the engine cover that houses ten air vents. The cover also includes air deflectors to regulate fresh air intake based on engine temperature.
Rear-wheel steering comes standard on the STO, and the traditional ‘Strada,’ ‘Sport,’ or ‘Corsa modes are replaced by ‘STO,’ ‘Trofeo,’ and ‘Pioggia.’ The STO setting allows spirited driving in various conditions, with an optional ESC disablement. Trofeo mode focuses on dry track performance and lap timing, while Pioggia mode adapts to wet conditions for better traction and handling.
Inside, weight reduction continues with extensive carbon fiber, Alcantara, and Lamborghini’s Carbon Skin upholstery. The carpets are replaced with CF ones, and the interior features carbon fiber door panels reminiscent of the Aventador SVJ and Gallardo Superleggera. A titanium arch fitted with four-point seatbelts is provided in partnership with Akrapovic, and a new HMI display graces the central console. With an integrated telemetry system, the Huracán STO can record lap times, and users can analyze this data through the Lamborghini Unica app on smartphones.
The Lamborghini Huracán STO is a high-performance vehicle with impressive specs. It is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that generates a maximum power of 640 hp at 8,000 rpm. The engine produces 630 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque. The Huracán STO can reach a top speed of 310 km/h (192.6 mph).
The acceleration of the Huracán STO is quite remarkable, as it can go from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 3.0 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 9 seconds. Braking performance is equally impressive, with the car capable of coming to a stop from 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 30 meters and from 200 km/h (124 mph) in 110 meters.
The Huracán STO’s chassis is made from a hybrid of aluminum and carbon fiber, while its body is made from aluminum and synthetic materials. The vehicle is designed for superb track performance and is suitable for use on the road as well.
MPG & Fuel Economy
As a high-performance exotic car, the Huracán STO prioritizes performance and driving experience over fuel economy. Official EPA fuel economy ratings for the Huracán STO are not available, as they can vary depending on factors like driving style, conditions, and other variables.
However, we can make an estimation based on the fuel economy figures of the related Huracán models. The Huracán Performante, for example, has EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 13 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city, 18 mpg on the highway, and 15 mpg combined. The Huracán STO, being a more performance-oriented version, may have slightly lower fuel economy ratings than the Performante.
It is important to keep in mind that fuel economy is not the primary concern for most buyers of high-performance exotic cars like the Lamborghini Huracán STO, who are more focused on the driving experience, performance, and exclusivity.
Interior & Exterior Design
The Lamborghini Huracán STO (Super Trofeo Omologata) features a striking and aggressive design inspired by its racing heritage. Both the interior and exterior of the car showcase a blend of performance-focused elements, aerodynamic enhancements, and luxurious materials.
The exterior of the Huracán STO has been carefully engineered to optimize aerodynamics, downforce, and cooling while maintaining the unmistakable Lamborghini design language. Some of the most notable features include:
A new front splitter, larger air intakes, and a revised front bumper improve airflow and cooling.
A large adjustable rear wing that provides increased downforce for better stability at high speeds.
A shark fin on the engine cover enhances lateral stability and directs airflow to the rear wing.
Louvered front fenders and rear wheel arches to reduce turbulence and improve overall aerodynamics.
A rear hood scoop for enhanced engine cooling.
A lighter-weight, magnesium-wheel design.
The use of carbon fiber throughout the body and chassis significantly reduces the overall weight of the car.
The interior of the Huracán STO is focused on providing a motorsport-inspired, driver-centric environment. It combines luxury materials with lightweight and functional components. Key features of the interior include:
Carbon fiber sport seats are covered in Alcantara, offering comfort and support during high-performance driving.
A customizable digital instrument cluster that displays essential information such as speed, RPM, and various performance settings, with graphics inspired by Lamborghini race cars.
The center console houses the Lamborghini Infotainment System (LIS), which provides access to audio, navigation, and vehicle settings. A touchscreen controls the system, and physical buttons are available for essential functions.
Carbon fiber and Alcantara materials are used extensively throughout the cabin, giving it a premium and race-oriented feel.
A flat-bottomed, multifunction steering wheel allows easy access to various driving modes and car settings.
A range of personalization options through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam program allows owners to customize the interior with different colors, materials, and finishes to create a unique, bespoke experience.
By going through the Ad Personam studio, customers can create almost limitless combinations of exterior and interior shades, but that will raise the base price of €249,412 (Europe) or $327,838 (USA) before taxes considerably before the first deliveries in the spring of 2021 will happen.
Today of a new 2022 Lamborghini Huracán STO has an MSRP range of $327,838, and the first suggested retail price in the USA was $327,838 excluding taxes/GST. Meanwhile, the used 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO price ranges from $249,000 with 249 miles to $453,396 with 4,806 miles. Additionally, used 2022 Lamborghini Huracán STO prices range from $485,500 with 404 miles to $499,888 with 31 miles. It is worth noting that prices may vary based on factors such as vehicle mileage, accident history, and dealership location.