What began off as a rumor again in March is now official – the Lamborghini Huracan Tremendous Trofeo Omologata has arrived. As its title implies, that is primarily a road-going model of Squadra Corse’s race vehicles based mostly on the V10 machine and serves as a direct successor of the Huracan Performante. It sits above the Huracan Evo and comes completely with a rear-wheel-drive structure.
Earlier than you say that is nothing greater than yet one more by-product, the STO options a big selection of upgrades that flip the “child” Lamborghini supercar into the final word track-focused weapon whereas remaining street authorized. It weighs 43 kilograms (95 kilos) lower than the Performante it replaces by utilizing carbon fiber for greater than 75 p.c of the bodywork.
The windscreen alone is 20 p.c lighter than that of its predecessor, whereas the 20-inch magnesium wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires are available street and observe configurations. All in, the Huracan STO has a remarkably low dry weight of 1,339 kg (2,951 lbs) or about the identical as a typical European compact automotive with a three-cylinder engine.
Then there are the aerodynamic tweaks, beginning off on the entrance the place the hood, mudguards, and bumper are built-in right into a single component akin to the long-lasting Miura and the spectacular Sesto Elemento. On the again, the rear fenders incorporate NACA-styled air intakes whereas the hood lid has its personal air scoop for higher cooling. Add into the combination a rear fin and adjustable spoiler and you find yourself with an aerodynamic effectivity improve of 37 p.c and 53 p.c extra downforce over the Huracan Performante.
Lamborghini has additionally upgraded the braking system with a Brembo CCM-R carbon-ceramic setup derived from F1 vehicles to offer far larger thermal conductivity, stress resistance, and stopping energy. Particularly for the most recent Huracan, Lamborghini can be including three new driving modes: the road-oriented STO, track-focused Trophy, and the self-explanatory Rain.
Horsepower stays unchanged in comparison with the lesser all-wheel-drive Huracan Evo and the previous rear-wheel-drive Huracan Performante because the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 produces the identical 630 horsepower (470 kilowatts). Apparently, it has “solely” 565 Newton-meters (417 pound-feet) of torque moderately than the total 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of these two fashions.
Each the inside and exterior might be custom-made in “an infinite variety of paint and end mixtures” through the Advert Personam program. This launch automotive is offered in a two-tone end with Blue Laufey and California Orange, with the theme persevering with inside the place there are carbon fiber seats with a four-point seatbelt. Carbon fiber was additionally used for the door playing cards and to switch the ground mats, all for sake of shaving off as a lot weight as potential.
So far as efficiency is worried, the Huracan STO is one speedy raging bull. It wants a mere three seconds to finish the run to 62 mph (100 km/h) and does 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in 9 seconds earlier than maxing out at 193 mph (310 km/h). These Brembo brakes assist the supercar come to an entire cease from 62 mph (100 km/h) in 30 meters (98 ft).
Now we get to the fragile a part of the story – pricing. It begins off at $327,838 in america, which is a critical premium over the $208,571 Huracan Evo RWD we not too long ago examined. Maybe a fairer comparability can be with the all-wheel-drive Huracan Evo, which kicked off at $261,274 when it was initially launched almost two years in the past. It’s additionally much more costly than the Performante it replaces within the Huracan hierarchy, which got here out in 2017 with a sticker worth of $274,390 earlier than choices.
Lamborghini says it can begin buyer deliveries of the Huracan STO subsequent spring.