The most intriguing facts about the latest track-focused Lambo

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The 2021 Huracan STO is the most radical road-going version of the brand’s entry-level supercar. It takes everything great about the Huracan Super Trofeo EVO and the Huracan GT3 EVO to create one of the purest race cars for the road the brand has ever made. Although other versions of the Huracan are capable performers in their own right, there is plenty that sets the STO apart. Here’s everything you need to know about this V-10 Lamborghini race car for the road.

It matches the Performante’s engine characteristics

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The Huracan’s 5.2-liter V-10 truly is an engine with immense capabilities. In the new STO it pumps out 640 horsepower (470 kilowatts) and 8,000 rpm and 432 pound-feet (586 Nm) at 6,500 rpm. The peak torque figure is less than that of the Huracan EVO, which is 443 pound-feet (600 Nm). This means that the new STO develops just as much power as the Performante it replaces and about the same torque.

The STO is rear-wheel-drive only

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Unlike its predecessor – the Performante. The STO is rear-wheel-drive only. This means that the „Super Trofeo Omologato“ (STO) should have the crispest turn-in of any Huracan before it. In addition, the lack of front differential means less weight and less drivetrain loss due to the less moving parts.

It gives the Performante a run for its money

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Although the STO has the same engine as the Performante and two driving wheels less it more than keeps up with it. The 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) sprint happens in around 2.8 seconds and the 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) sprint takes 9.0 seconds flat. Because of the more aggressive aero, the STO tops out at 193 mph (310 km/h). However, the STO should more than make up in the corners with its enhanced aerodynamics.

It has a “Cofango”

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“Cofango” is an Italian word which is used to describe the front part of the Huracan STO that combines the fenders and front hood.

The entire front section of the STO is a clamshell, which pivots forward and is more race car-esque.

Whilst the more timid versions of the Huracan have a luggage area big enough for a suitcase, the hotter versions, such as the STO can only accommodate a racing helmet. Other than that, the clamshell accommodates various curves and vents all of which improve the aerodynamics or cooling of the V-10 supercar.

It costs almost $328,000

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Regardless of the version, the Lamborghini Huracan price is no joke. The 2021 Huracan STO has a sticker price of $327,838, which is quite a bit more than the rear-wheel-drive Huracan EVO price of $204,571. It’s even significantly more expensive than the Huracan Performante, which costs $274,390 or $308,859 for the Performante Spyder. The Huracan STO will have many personalization options, so prices can easily exceed the $400,000 mark.

It’s not as bare-boned as you may think

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Although the STO is the sharpest, most track-focused Huracan o come out, its interior is not as bare as you might expect. You get an Alcantara-covered dashboard and steering wheel, and bespoke racing seats. You also get Lamborgini’s new touch-pad in the center console, which came with the more comfortable Lambo Huracan EVO.

It uses aerospace technology

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As much as 75 percent of the Huracan STO is made out of carbon-fiber. However, thanks to a “sandwich” construction, which is a method used in aerospace engineering, the Huracan STO is made with 25 percent less carbon-fiber. Despite, less of the lightweight material being used, the STO manages to achieve the same levels of rigidity as other Huracan versions before it.

It’s the lightest Huracan of the bunch

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The Lambo Huracan STO has a dry weight of 2,951 pounds (1,339 kg). This is (95 pounds 43 kg) less than the Huracan Performante and 192 pounds (87 kg) lighter than the Huracan EVO.

The Huracan STO is also 410 pounds (186 kg) lighter than the bigger Lamborghini Aventador in its lightest SVJ version. The Huracan STO has a power to weight ratio of 0.471 horsepower/kg.

It has a 41 / 59 weight distribution

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We already said that the sharpest Lambo sends its power to the rear wheels only. Because there are fewer drivetrain components in the front of the car, you also get less weight in the front. Even the all-wheel-drive Performante has a weight distribution that favors the rear, at a 43/57 split. With the STO, the weight distribution is 41/59 in favor of the rear. This means that the rear will be even more planted. At the same time, the new front aero bits, together with the rear wing will practically eliminate front lift and keep the car planted.

Lightweight door pulls instead of solid handles

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By now it’s obvious that the STO is all about being light and sharp. Adding to the weight-saving diet are the door handles which are simple straps you pull. It might not be to everyone’s taste, but let’s not forget some of the most iconic cars, like the Ferrari F40 or Porsche 935 have straps instead of inner door handles as well. Just like those two, the Lambo Hurracan STO is all-business.

It has superior aerodynamics and cooling properties than the other Huracan versions

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In short, the Hurracan STO’s overall airflow efficiency is 37 percent better than the Huracan, and is able to generate 53 percent more downforce.

The STO generates 992 pounds (450 kg) of downforce at 174 mph (280 km/h).

The Super Trofeo-derived design means the STO is more streamlined than other road-legal versions. The NACCA ducts allow for a 30 percent decrease in static pressure losses. Among the many aero-enhancing bits there is an integrated “air grabber” on the engine cover.

It has three different drive modes

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You can promptly switch between the different drive modes of the Huracan STO, with a switch located at the bottom of the steering wheel centerpiece. Three different modes are available. The first one is STO, which stands for “Super Trofeo Omologato” and is the “Normal/every day” drive setting. The second one is labeled “Trofeo” and represents the “Race” mode, while the third one – “Pioggia” is for driving in heavy weather conditions, such as rain or snow.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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