The Mad, Rad Lamborghini Huracan STO Debuts In Gulf-Like Colours
Meet the sharpest, most race-oriented Huracan yet
It's here: Lamborghini has finally revealed the Huracan's ultimate road-going form. Meet the rear-wheel-drive Huracan Super Trofeo Omologata, their most talented and capable V10 yet.
I can't say "most powerful", as it's got the same 630hp output as the Performate that used to top the Huracan stack, and even has less torque (417 lb-ft) on two fewer wheels driven, but what it doesn't have in shove it more than makes up for in weight and aerodynamic improvements that make it a worthy road-going counterpart to the Super Trofeo and Daytona-winning Huracan GT3 racers.
For one, it's lighter by about 43 kilograms (95 pounds) than the Performante thanks to using carbon on 75% of the body, the front of which has been made into a single clamshell unit that includes the integrated front wing and splitter. The rear wings, meanwhile, uses a "sandwich" construction that saves 25% of material without losing any rigidity. Even the wheels are made from magnesium to reduce unsprung weight. Together with the fin and new diffuser design, the Huracan STO is 37% more effective at cutting through the air and makes 53% more downforce than the Huracan Performante -- as much as 450kg at 174mph.
That means a speed penalty -- flat out, it can only go up to 193mph, but it can still launch to 60mph in the same time as the Performante and with its race-derived Brembo CCM-R brakes, the car can hit a standstill from 60mph in just 30 metres. And with new driving modes for road use (STO), track (Trofeo) and even rain, rear-wheel steering, and MagneRide-dampened suspension, the Huracan is packing motorsports-ready hardware.
Price? Immense. This is the most expensive series production Huracan at £216,677 (about US$328,000) before taxes, which puts it squarely in the sights of current Nurburgring supercar champion Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, but we'll have to wait before we see comparison tests. Unless you're Shmee150, who's already checked out the Huracan STO in person.
Ad Personam, Lamborghini's car tailoring and optioning suite, will grant you more than just the launch colours shown outside and inside, though the Gulf-style choice is going to be hard to top.