The £260k Lamborghini Huracan STO is here and is looking for a fight
It's basically a road-legal Super Trofeo race car and we're all for it!
Ever since the Bugatti Bolide and the Toyota GR Yaris came out, we have been patiently waiting for something exciting to come out of Italy. Thankfully the wait is over and oh boy, was it worth it.
This is the Lamborghini Huracan STO and it is essentially a Super Trofeo race car for the road. And for those of you wondering, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo is a one-make championship set up by Lamborghini Squadra Corse. The race-series only includes Huracán Super Trofeo Evo model cars in 3 continental series: Europe, Asia, and North America.
However, this is the road legal version of those race cars and it is likely to knock your socks off. It is powered by the same naturally aspirated V10 as the Performante and produces 631bhp.
But, what makes it more special is that it weighs an astonishing 43kg less than the Performante, thanks to the deletion of the four-wheel drive system, but also due to its body being 75% carbon fibre.
It also features a massive rear wing which is not only a spectacle to behold, but also weighs 25% less than that of the Performante and it is manually adjustable. The overall result of this wing is a 37% increase in airflow efficiency and an impressive 53% downforce increase over the Huracán Performante. Its windscreen is also lighter, if you're into that sort of thing.
And as you would expect, the weight-saving continues on the inside as well, with most of the fancy panels being stripped out, but not so that it's totally bare. It is, as you'd expect, absolutely festooned in carbon fibre, literally everything you see is carbon fibre. In fact, you probably start turning into the stuff if you spend long enough in the cabin of the STO.
Now, the question everyone has been wanting to know is the price. Well, Lamborghini quotes a price of £216,677 excluding taxes, which works out to about £260,000 which isn't insane but is still significantly more than a Performante but only a little bit more than a 488 Pista.
Lamborghini hasn't said how many will be made. All we know is that deliveries are due to start next spring.