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A first look at the new Huracan STO Lamborghini

Daniel Resnik gives you a first look at the Huracan STO Lamborghini – the most extreme street legal Huracan that Lamborghini has ever made.

The new Huracan STO Lamborghini is a race car with number plates that’s been born on the racetrack and very much at home on the open road. Well, that’s what the Huracan STO is about. You can drive this to the track, set blistering times, and then drive it back home. The Huracan STO is based on the eternal desire for speed and a passion for perfection.

STO means Super Trofeo Omolgato, which in layman terms means it’s quite literally a road-homologated version of the Huracan ST Evo that competes in Lamborghini’s one-make Super Trofeo race series. It’s also one of the most extreme street legal Huracan that Lamborghini has ever made.

Huracan STO Lamborghini

Last week I had the opportunity to have an exclusive virtual media session with Automobile Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer Maurizio Reggiani and Head of Design Mitja Borkert. They both enthusiastically talked about the Huracan STO which is one of the highest-performing V10 creations by Lamborghini.

Just looking at this exquisite piece of technology it’s hard to believe it’s a street permissible motor vehicle. Just sitting motionless the Huracan STO looks electrifyingly fast. Also, the colour combinations puts this luxury car in the upper echelons of motor vehicle sports car stardom.

And for three consecutive years since 2018, Lamborghini came first in the famous 24 Hours of Daytona race.

Head of design Mitja Borkert
Head of design Mitja Borkert

In the Lamborghini DNA

When you hear Chief Technical Officer Reggiani talk about the Huracan STO there’s a passion that emanates from every word spoken. That passion continues when the Head of Design Borkert then takes you through the process of how a small clay model initially is produced. First, lines and parts are added and from there a real size replica is built. The piece de resistance is then completed when the Huracan STO is wheeled out and ready to race.

Reggiani says, the Lamborghini STO’s engine isn’t just an engine, it’s music and is part of Lamborghini’s DNA.

Both these men have Lamborghini blood pumping through their veins and the way they fervently spoke emanated throughout our virtual meeting.

One-piece carbon fibre clamshell called a cofango
One-piece carbon fibre clamshell called a cofango

They explained the technology behind the raw power of the Lamborghini Huracan STO and its 5.2 litre V10 engine. They further explained how the weight of the Huracan STO has been reduced through a lighter windscreen and a 75 per cent carbon fibre body. Also, the front of the car now consists of a one-piece carbon fibre clamshell called a cofango (which is a mix of the words fender and hood in Italian) combined with the addition of rear wheel drive only and magnesium wheels ensures it is incredibly light.

Huracan STO statistics

Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 3 seconds
Maximum power: 470 kW
Kerb weight: 1,339 kg
Max speed: 310 km/h
Fuel Tank capacity: 80 L

The conclusion: Lamborghini Huracan STO is a final celebration before electrification and what a celebration it is.

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