Sometimes a car with racing DNA plows through the streets of Madrid (or any other city, be it Spanish or not). In the case of the new Lamborghini Huracan STO that you see circulating on Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana, and its surroundings, the genetic code is practically that of the Huracan Super Trofeo EVO and that of the Huracan GT3 EVO that won in 2018, 2019 and 2020 the 24 Hours of Daytona. In other words, the new car only lacks one number on its bodywork to appear launched in search of the checkered flag.
The STO the acronym that stands for Super Omologata Trophy is one more step in terms of sportsmanship for the Huracan Performante. And to develop it, the R&D people at Lamborghini the Squadra Corse racing department and the Centro Stile have collaborated. The objective was clear was it necessary to develop the most overwhelming Hurricane in a straight line? Absolutely the aerodynamic efficiency the reduction to the maximum weight the incredible braking, and the behavior of a racing car were the target. In other words, it was necessary to build the most effective (and fun) Hurricane in curves and circuits of all those who can carry registration.
The Huracán STO imposes due to the shapes of its bodywork, made of 75% carbon fiber. Playing with the air for their own benefit is something they have done with all their knowledge and experience in the Italian brand. Thus, the airflow is directed through the front hood to a central radiator to improve engine cooling and generate greater downforce. What Lamborghini calls contango (the front hood and front wings, all made from a single piece of carbon fiber to eliminate junction points) puts downforce on the front axle. On the roof, there is a snorkel to introduce more volume of air to the engine, after which a shark fin extends to improve stability in turns. And further back, a three-position adjustable spoiler and a rear bumper with NACA-type air intake, together with the flat bottom, complete 37% higher efficiency than a Huracán Performante and 53% higher downforce.
As for lowering the prisoner, not only has the aforementioned 75% of the fiber body been used, but it has also been used to experiment with the rear bumper a sandwich-type construction (used in aerospace engineering) that achieves the same rigidity with 25% less material. If you have the opportunity to hit the windshield with your knuckles, you will see that it seems very light (25% more than the Performance). The rims are also made of magnesium, although they are optionally equipped (11,000 euros without taxes), there are tape door handles, mats made of carbon fiber (it sounds strange but it is), and even a roll bar (optional ) made of titanium that is 40% lighter than if it were made of steel. In this way, the STO weighs 1,339 kg when empty, 43 kg less than the aforementioned Performance.
Regarding the brakes, they have used Brembo CCM-R based on the technology used in F1, 390 mm at the front and 360 mm at the rear. Compared to the CCBs (which are already made of carbon), those of the STO manages to be 60% more resistant to fatigue, and their maximum stopping power is increased by 25%. And in this way, you need only 30 meters to stop going at 100 km / h, and 200 meters if you are rolling at 200 km / h. Spectacular, perhaps the 5.2 naturally aspirated V10 engine is the least conspicuous in the STO. Its 640 hp and 565 Nm of torque catapult it from 0 to 100 in 3.0 s, from 0 to 200 in 9.9 s, and allow it to roll at 310 km / h. A Huracán Evo with the same engine already manages to go from 0 to 100 in 2.9 s and can roll at 325 km / h. Of course, the Evo has four-wheel drive and neither it nor the Performante offer the speed of changes exhibited by the seven-speed STO box.
In fact, fighting against its brothers the STO would impose its law on the first stop and would increase it as the corners followed. The wider track, the MagneRide 2.0 damping, the specific stabilizer bars, and the very direct steering, which includes the turning of the rear wheels to increase the stability of the car in very fast turns, all play in its favor. As for its interior, it is typical of Lamborghini but details with competition flavor are obvious to you the clearly visible carbon fiber, the Alcantara upholstered dashboard to avoid glare, the ultra-sport seats with four harnesses belts. points.
Two huge paddles that are not connected to the steering wheel ensure that the hands are always well positioned to go up or down gears, and at the bottom of the steering wheel you have a control that allows you to choose between the three driving modes STO, with which you start by default and designed to roll on the road, although it allows disconnecting the traction control Trophy, in which all the electronics conspire to help you get the best time on the track and Pioggia (rain, in Italian) which adapts traction control, torque vectoring, the directional rear axle and