Sant’Agata’s racing department, Squadra Corse, has launched the rear-wheel drive Lamborghini Huracán STO ready to go on sale across the region in Q2 2021
It’s worked wonders for Porsche, so Lamborghini is making the same distinction with its race-bred cars at an increasing pace these days.
At Weissach, the Porsche racing depart has a serious reputation with all its GT-badged cars bred in-house alongside the motorsport stuff. Now in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse is taking the same route with more and more track-focused cars coming out the gates.
The latest project is the new Lamborghini Huracán STO – Super Trofeo Omologata. Drawing heavily from the Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO race cars, the road-going STO develops 640 horsepower from the naturally aspirated V10 engine, taking it all back to the rear wheels. Zero to 100km/h comes up in three seconds dead and top speed is 310km/h, although it’s really more about the handling. And the handling starts with the looks…
To minimise lap times, you’ll notice up front the STO doesn’t have any shut lines. That’s because the entire front end is now a single component incorporating the bonnet, bumper and fenders. This new lightweight clamshell – in the spirit of the Lamborghini Miura – features a load of ducts and splitters to reduce drag and increase downforce. The rear received the same attention to aero details, integrating an air scoop up on the roof to cool the engine which immediately earns it additional heritage points with the ‘Periscopio’ connotation. All in all the end result is a pretty significant improvement – the Italians say downforce is up by 53 percent over the Huracán Performante.
Since the body is also 75 percent carbon fibre weight is down too, by 43kg. The Squadra Corse engineers went with a lighter windscreen and magnesium wheels to reach their targets.
The new Lamborghini Huracán STO is available for sale with first customers expected to receive their cars from spring, which is Q2 2021, and prices start from around $330,000.