Track-focused Lamborghini Huracan STO Launched From Rs 4.99 Crore
The hardcore version of the Huracan EVO costs nearly as much as the Aventador S
It uses technology derived from Lamborghini’s racing programme which features race cars based on the Huracan.
The STO has the same 5.2-litre V10 naturally-aspirated engine as the Huracan EVO RWD but now sends 640PS to the rear wheels.
It has a race-engineered aerodynamic package for downforce and thermal management.
Weight reduction is thanks to the extensive use of carbon fibre for the body panels.
Huracan STO is priced from Rs 4.99 crore while the Huracan EVO RWD starts from Rs 3.21 crore (all prices, ex-showroom India).
The Lamborghini Huracan STO, which is a track-focussed version of the brand’s entry-level supercar, the Huracan EVO, has been launched from Rs 4.99 crore. It is lighter and more powerful than the standard model with numerous features that add downforce and improve its dynamic characteristics for fast lap times at racetracks.
The Huracan STO gets the usual 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 petrol engine that has been tuned to make 640PS and 565Nm, the same output as that of the Huracan Performante. However, the STO is rear-wheel drive only, unlike the all-wheel drive Performante. It also gets rear-wheel steering for better handling. Other changes on the track-spec Huracan over the regular one include a wider track, specific anti-roll bars for added rigidity, a faster shifting gearbox, and a calibrated engine for increased responsiveness. Lamborghini claims a 0 to 100kmph acceleration time of 3 seconds and a top speed of 310kmph.
STO stands for Super Trofeo Omologato. It’s the homologated version of the Huracan Super Trofeo race car that has enjoyed a fair bit of success in motorsports, especially endurance racing. This road-legal iteration features multiple vents, scoops, and spoilers to manage airflow for increased downforce while some of it is redirected to cool various components. Let’s take a look at some its key aero components:
Cofango with massive ducts, large front splitter, and louvres over the wheel arches: The STO has a single piece for the hood, front bumper, and fenders -- called the ‘Cofango’ (a combination of the Italian words for hood and fender). Air ducts in the bumper feed the central radiator and allow the air to exit through the hood vents. This design eliminates front storage that you’d expect from a mid-engined sports car such as the standard Huracan EVO. The louvres help release the turbulent air from the wheel wells.
Rear fender intakes and roof scoop in the engine cover: Air ducts have been integrated into the rear fender that feeds air to the engine with vents below to channel cool air to the rear brakes. The STO’s roof scoop is integrated into the removable engine cover to channel cooling and manage the engine temperature.
Shark fin and an adjustable rear wing: The shark fin, which extends from the roofline, down the car’s spine, and integrated into the engine cover, helps keep the car balanced through corners and also helps direct the airflow towards the rear wing for aerodynamic efficiency. As a track-tool, the STO has a large rear wing with a double airfoil featuring three positions for the top section.
In order to shed weight, 75 percent of the body panels have been made from carbon fibre, bringing the Huracan STO’s dry weight (in its lightest configuration) to just 1,339kg. It gets carbon fibre bucket seats, Alcantara upholstery, and pull-straps to open the doors.
Lamborghini has equipped the Huracan STO with three driving modes: STO for normal road use, Trofeo for track use, and Pioggia for wet conditions. The modes affect the responsiveness of the engine, the degree of traction control, and the suspension settings. These modes can be selected via a toggle at the bottom of the steering wheel while the drive select and engine start/stop button is in the central console. Even this stripped-out track car for the road gets some comforts, such as a digital driver’s display, touchscreen central display for the infotainment, and climate control. The STO can also be fitted with a roll bar and four-point harnesses for the seatbelts.
With a starting price of Rs 4.99 crore, the Huracan STO carries a significant premium over the regular Huracan EVO RWD variant priced from Rs 3.21 crore. It’s not far from the base price of the more powerful Aventador S which starts at Rs 5.01 crore. This track-focused Lamborghini rivals more powerful track-toys, such as the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.
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