Date posted : November 18. 2020
The long-awaited Lamborghini Huracán STO is finally unveiled after she has been rumored for months already, and some spy shots even appeared as early as March 2020, but it became very quiet after that ... until November 18, 2020, when they showed a Blu Laufey finished, street-legal, race car for the road, complete with an air scoop that is visible above the roof.
If we look closer at the new Huracán STO, which stands for Super Trofeo Omologata, meaning she's a road-homologated version of the Super Trofeo EVO racecar, you'll notice not much is left of the base Huracán EVO, at first glance I would say, the headlights, taillights, doors and mirrors, and maybe the air intake in front of the rear wheels ... but that's about it I guess.
On the Huracán STO there is no front hood and fenders as on the normal Huracán EVO, instead, the entire front section tilts upward, hinged at the front, just as it did on the legendary Lamborghini Miura, apart from weight-saving, this also speeds up any work you might have under the front hood, during a track day for instance, and they gave this a really special name ... the 'Cofango'.
Naturally, there is a deep front spoiler lip visible with a massive air intake and a livery bar that does remind us of the Huracán EVO a little, but it's a lot more pronounced, the fenders are widened compared to the normal streetcar, and there are two massive air vents in front of the windshield, the latter being 20% lighter compared to the Performante, the bodywork on the Huracán STO is over 75% carbon fiber, but even this CF is made in a new 'sandwich' technique taken from aerospace technology, making the carbon fiber 25% lighter compared to the one normally used ... it's all about weight saving on the Huracán STO with a dry weight of only 1,339 kg.
On top of the front wheel arches, we find air vents that draw hot air from the wheelhouses generated by the new CCM-R disks used behind magnesium, center-lock wheels dedicated to the Huracán STO, while more air intakes are incorporated on the undertray of this impressive new V10, and despite it being a street-legal racecar, there are no sliding windows on the side, this is still a rather comfortable Lamborghini.
The rear wheel arches are wider too compared to the Huracán EVO, and inspiration was taken from the Countach this time with a nice NACA duct on top of the rear fenders, while the aerodynamic shape helps tunneling air onto the large, manually adjustable rear wing with outer stabilization fins. By changing the setting on the rear wing you can change the downforce by 13% it seems, note there is no ALA on the new Huracán STO.
But probably the most anticipated feature on the Huracán STO is that big air intake that pulls in cold air onto the engine from above the roof, people just love that, and the STO comes with that intake that blends into a vertical 'Shark fin' on the stunningly designed, new engine cover that boasts a total of ten air vents ... keep in mind there are actual air deflectors integrated into this engine cover to regulate the intake of fresh air depending on how hot the engine is running.
The Huracán STO does come with rear-wheel steering, and with new, bespoke, Anima settings selectable on the steering wheel, no more 'Strada', 'Sport', or 'Corsa' as the STO is constantly in Corsa mode it seems, so they renamed the settings to 'STO', 'Trofeo', and 'Pioggia', with the STO setting for normal, but spirited road use in 'all conditions' as Lamborghini states in their press release, even in STO mode you can actually disable the ESC ... for even more fun.
Trofeo mode is the new 'Corse' as far as we can read, this setting is optimized for dry track conditions to deliver the best possible lap times, ESC can be turned on for drag style, straight-line racing, while ESC off will allow lap timing. All the time the BTM (Brake Temperature Monitoring) will allow you to keep an eye on how hot you are running the brakes during your fun on the track.
But when conditions change, and you get caught in the rain driving your Huracán STO you can switch her to Pioggia mode, which optimizes traction control on wet asphalt and changes the suspension setup to offer better load transfer while cornering.
The weight-reduction plan continues on the interior inside the Huracán STO, with abundant use of carbon fiber, Alcantara, and even Lamborghini's own Carbon Skin upholstery ... even the carpets are replaced by CF ones and this time the STO comes with carbon fiber door panels, just like the big Aventador SVJ and the Gallardo Superleggera back in the days.
There is even a special arch fitted to the interior with four-point seatbelts, made from titanium in cooperation with Akrapovic, while the central console shows a new HMI display, naturally, the Huracán STO comes with an integrated telemetry system to keep track of your lap times, after the track day you can analyze the gathered data in the Lamborghini Unica app on your smartphone.
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.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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