Lamborghini Bucharest presents the new Lamborghini Huracán STO (Super Trofeo Omologata) to the Romanian clients: a road-homologated super sports car inspired by the racing heritage of Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s one-make race series with Huracán Super Trofeo EVO, as well as the 24 Hours of Daytona-winning and 12 Hours of Sebring-winning Huracán GT3 EVO.
With its V10 naturally aspirated 640 hp (470 kW) power plant producing 565 Nm at 6,500 rpm, the rear-wheel drive Huracán STO delivers exhilarating acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 3.0 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 9.0 seconds and a top speed of 310 km/h. Behind the extraordinary performance of the new Huracán STO there are numerous innovative technical solutions. COFANGO, a “Made in Lamborghini” design solution, is one of them. The term Cofango derives from the fusion of two Italian words: cofano (hood) and parafango (fender), coined by Automobili Lamborghini to describe the design solution in which the hood, fenders and front bumper are integrated into a single component. This innovative system created by Lamborghini engineers is inspired by the Lamborghini Miura and the more recent Sesto Elemento, and on the STO is made entirely of very light carbon fiber.
Actually, over 75% of Huracán STO’s body is made in carbon fiber, the windshield is lightweight, wheels are made of magnesium, and the lightweight interior is inspired by racing, therefore making this model 43kg lighter than the Huracán Performante.
“We used our expertise to take on the hardest challenge: engineering a car that as a lightweight focus within every aspect, so that it can be fast on every track”, said Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer at Automobili Lamborghini.
The key for opening the fastenings on the STO’s Cofango is unique: it was developed in-house by the R&D team and made using an innovative 3D printing technique.
“When we talk about aero-performance, downforce is key. But in a race, it is drag optimization and cooling that make the difference!”, explains Andrea Caldarelli, Lamborghini Factory driver and winner at Daytona 24 Hour. “All of that to maximize the cornering speed and maintain optimal performance.”
Therefore, Huracán STO has +37% in aerodynamic efficiency compared to the Huracán Performante and a downforce of 420 kg at 280 km / h. The Huracán STO offers three new driving modes, adaptiong car settings to perfectly match driving environments and driving styles: STO (for normal road driving, focused on the fun of driving), Trofeo (racing mode, focused on maximizing track performance) and Pioggia (rain mode that puts an accent on maximum grip and control).
“We used our vehicle dynamic technologies to make the Huracán STO adjustable to the different characteristics of the track and easy to setup”, says Giorgio Sanna, Head of Squadra Corse.
Therefore, the setup of the Huracán STO can be changed a record time of just 3 seconds, allowing the driver to experience a dynamic pit stop, as if a team of mechanics were right there!
Lamborghini’s R&D team drove a distance equivalent to three times around the world in simulator tests before starting the Huracán STO’s road tests. State-of-the-art simulator technology allowed Lamborghini engineers to save time on quality control, lead times, and emissions by verifying that every part of the car fully complied with standards during different stages of the STO’s development, certifying and testing.
The Huracán STO is equipped with an advanced connected telemetry system never seen before on a Lamborghini. The entire system connects the car, the cameras and the UNICA application (dedicated to Lamborghini customers). New widgets create 100% race-oriented graphics and driving experience. The development of this technology on the Lamborghini UNICA App required more than 25,000 lines of code.
Huracán STO offers infinite customization possibilities, through the AdPersonam configuration and personalization service and the recommended starting price for this model in Romania (excluding VAT) is 252,000 Euro.