You have been looking for a Lamborghini series production craze from a long time ago. This is the Huracán STO, and it’s the closest we’ve got so far from a Lambo Super Trofeo or GT3 road car (STO stands for Super Trofeo Omologata).
Which means, crucially, it’s rear-wheel drive. Where all of the crazy Superleggeras, Performantes and SVs in recent years have all stayed four-wheel drive, Lambo scrapped Huracán’s front drive shafts for STO while pumping in a lot of technology from those specials that preceded it.
Rear wheel drive. Torque steering. Magneride Commentary. A wealth of driving modes. Three-quarters of its panels are made of carbon fiber, helping to counteract any additional technology to ensure the STO weighs 43 kg less than the Performante, while producing 53% more downforce.
There is nothing wrong with her intention from outside. The bonnet of the traditional mid-engine supercar disappeared, and the front bonnet, wings and bumper retracted into a single plate called a “cofango”. Since you’re rightly asking, these are a collection of Italian words for hood (cofano) and fender (parafango). However, there is more evidence that it is a language with more poetry than ours.
The benefits of cofango are numerous: it is lighter in weight, it increases airflow for both engine and air cooling, solidifies the STO’s attachment to the race track, and sounds like song lyrics missing from Bohemian Rhapsody. The drama continues as you work your way around the car. The engine sucks more air through a huge roof scoop then there The end. This should help make the STO just as driveable as any AWD Huracán, creating more deflection stability during cornering by doing something with the surrounding air that our little minds just can’t fully understand.
Ultimately, it makes the rear spoiler much more effective at keeping the rear wheels glued to the ground. It is manually adjustable, allowing for a 13 percent change in the car’s aerodynamic balance. So if you’d rather the rear wheels not stick too much – and for STO to loosen up its shackles and become more of a naughty one – well, that’s possible too.
We haven’t mentioned strength yet. She definitely has some; The 5.2-liter Lambo V10 still comes with turbocharging for crisp response and a crisper sound. Here it produces 631 horsepower and 417 lb-ft, the latter dropping slightly on the Performante to reflect the fact that it’s propelled through half as many wheels. But it’s still more than enough given the diet powered by 1,339kg of STO – even floor mats give way to something called a “carbonskin” while the windshield is, somehow, 20 percent lighter than before.
The STO costs £ 216,677 before taxes – that’s about £ 260,000 added. Which, believe it or not, is good value. Its strong competitors and road racers are McLaren 620R (£ 250,000 before any of the necessary options) and Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series (£ 335,000). “Lamborghini in shock of budget option.” Some classic TG accounts for you there …