Lamborghini transfer technology from the Racetrack to the Road in the Huracán STO

by Petrol Mum

From the moment the V10 engine is fired up, the Lamborghini Huracán STO – Super Trofeo Omologata stirs the soul. The Huracán STO has at its heart a V10 aspirated engine of the Huracán EVO and Super Trofeo, outputting 640 hp (570 kW) and 565 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm that delivers all the emotion of a race car while providing a comfortable road experience.

The rear-wheel drive Huracán STO delivers exhilarating acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 3.0 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 9.0 seconds and a top speed of 310 km/h. However, its heart beats with the exhilaration and emotion of a race car. Superior aerodynamic efficiency, extensive use of lightweight materials, unfettered steering and first-class braking performance, ensure the Huracán STO delivers the emotion of a track experience on every road drive.

“The Huracán STO is a natural progression and pays great homage to the Lamborghini Squadra Corse heritage. It’s no surprise, using the technology of a winning racetrack car and turning it road-legal creates a superior super sports car, delivering an emotional, exhilarating and a mirroring driving feeling to customers, like no other. The intellect gained from both our Super Trofeo and GT3 programs has been truly polished and embodied in the Huracán STO”, says Mr. Peter Crombie-Brown, Area Manager Oceania at Automobili Lamborghini.

The Huracán STO road-homologated super sports car inspired by the racing heritage of Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s one-make race series with Huracán Super Trofeo EVO, as well as its three-time 24 Hours of Daytona-winning and two-time 12 Hours of Sebring-winning Huracán GT3 EVO.

Every aspect of the Huracán STO draws on the aerodynamic efficiency and lightweight technologies demanded in motorsports. The Huracán STO embodies the principle that Lamborghini design always follows function: even more valid for a street-homologated car inspired by a race car. The Huracán STO is the result of the collaboration between Lamborghini’s R&D, Squadra Corse and Centro Stile departments, with every line and every feature aesthetically outstanding while optimized to ensure the best driving performance.

The Huracán STO uses carbon fibre in more than 75% of its exterior panels, benefiting from complex structures produced as a single component for increased integrity while also reducing weight via less fixing points. Using its expertise in lightweight technologies, for the rear fender Lamborghini’s R&D department has adopted a carbon fibre ‘sandwich’ technique utilized in the aerospace industry. At a dry weight of 1,339 kg, the Huracán STO’s weight is reduced by 43 kg compared to the already lightweight Huracán Performante. The Huracán STO incorporates a windscreen 20% lighter than the Huracán Performante, and features magnesium rims for the highest strength-to-weight ratio, saving further weight over aluminium alloys with the same load factor.

Three new driving modes exemplify the Huracán STO’s racing spirit, focused on high performance driving environments: STO, Trofeo and Pioggia. The default STO mode is for road driving and fun on curving roads. In Trofeo mode, all systems are optimized for dry asphalt and the fastest lap times on track. While Pioggia (rain) mode optimises traction control, torque vectoring, rear-wheel steering and the ABS on wet asphalt.

The interior of the Huracán STO reflects the lightweight persona of the exterior: extensive use of carbon fibre features throughout the cockpit, including sport seats in full carbon fibre; an Alcantara interior with Lamborghini’s Carbonskin; carpets removed and replaced by floor mats in carbon fibre; and the fully carbon fibre lightweight door panels with a door latch as opener. A rear arch with four-point seatbelts and a newly designed front trunk for helmet storage, underline the Huracán STO’s racing DNA. The rear arch, developed in cooperation with our Technical Partner Akrapovič, is made from high-grade titanium alloys. It is 40% lighter than conventional stainless-steel rear arches.

Owners of the Huracán STO can fully personalize both the exterior and interior of their race car on-the-road via a rich Ad Personam personalization program, with limitless paint and trim combinations as well as race-style vinyls. The concept of a personalized livery is inherent in the design of the Huracán STO, just as Huracán Super Trofeo race cars line up in their unique colours and designs on the starting grid. The launch livery of Blu Laufey and Arancio California exemplifies the Huracán STO’s young and sporty racing spirit.

Automobili Lamborghini presented the Lamborghini Huracán STO to an exclusive group of customers and media for the first time in Sydney at the iconic Crown Towers under a unique hexagonal ceiling structure that perfectly complemented the geometric shapes of this super car . The adrenaline-charged unveil was complimented by gastronomic fine dining by a’Mare and a special presentation in a track inspired setting, true to the Lamborghini DNA.

Yvonne Buchreiter, General Sales Manager at Lamborghini Sydney comments, “Unveiling the new Lamborghini Huracán STO in Sydney at the never been utilised event space at Crown Towers has truly provided our customers with an unforgettable experience, influenced by the real thrill of the paddock. We are very excited to deliver the STO to our Lamborghini Sydney owners and enthusiasts”.

The new Lamborghini Huracán STO retail base price starts from AUD $596,000 (including GST and LCT, on road costs excluded) and less than 50 units will be made available in Australia. Visit your preferred Lamborghini dealer for more information.

Photographs by Driven Women Magazine.

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