It is essentially a road-legal version of the Huracan GT3 EVO
Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur today officially welcomed the Huracan STO into the Malaysian market in style at the Sepang International Circuit.
Priced From RM1.48 million before taxes and options, the Lamborghini Huracan STO (Super Trofeo Omologata) is essentially a street-legal version of the Huracan GT3 racecar.
Powered by Lamborghini's naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine which produces 640 PS and 565 Nm of torque, the Huracan STO is rear-wheel driven, and weighs 43 kg lighter than the Huracan Performante.
Weighing 1,399 kg, the Huracan STO comes with rear-wheel steering, torque vectoring, Magneride suspension, as well as a wealth of driving modes.
Since shedding weight is the main focus here, three quarters of the Huracan STO's panels are carbon fibre, helping counteract any extra tech to ensure the STO offers top-notch power-to-weight ratio while producing 53 per cent more downforce than the Performante.
Design wise, there’s no mistaking its intent from the outside. The traditional frunk of the mid-engined supercar has gone, the front bonnet, wings and bumper all bled into a single panel called the ‘cofango’.
In case you're wondering, that’s a combination of the Italian words for bonnet (cofano) and bumper (parafango). Yet more evidence it’s a language with significantly more poetry to it than ours.
The cofango’s benefits are numerous - it’s lighter, it increases airflow for both engine cooling and aero, it solidifies the STO’s link to the race paddock, and it sounds like a lost lyric from Bohemian Rhapsody. The drama continues as you make your way around the car.
The engine gulps in more air via a huge roof scoop and then there’s the fin. This ought to help make the STO just as drivable as any AWD Huracán, creating more yaw stability during cornering by doing something with the surrounding air that our tiny little minds can’t quite fathom.
Ultimately, it makes the rear wing more effective at keeping the rear wheels stuck to the ground. It’s manually adjustable, allowing a 13 per cent variation in the car’s aero balance.
That being said, we also had the opportunity to give the Huracan STO a go at the Sepang International Circuit, so watch this space for our first-impression report which will be coming your way very soon.