Unveiled: The track-ready 2021 Lamborghini Huracan STOTim S
Introducing the track-ready Huracan that is the 911 GT3 RS of Italian bulls: The Huracan STO.
Standing for “Super Trofeo Omologato,” the STO draws upon the success and technology of the track-only Super Trofeo racecar, with an emphasis on aerodynamic, cornering and braking capabilities.
From NACA ducts, air inlets, underbody panels, louvers, intake snorkel and rear wing, the STO is said to produce 53 percent more downforce while being 37 percent slicker than the Performante. While the latter utilized Lamborghini’s active ALA aerodynamic system, the STO sticks to a self-adjustable system for dialed-in performance. (And notably, active aero isn’t allowed in GT3 class racing, so the STO stays true to its roots.)
With a lavish use of CRFP (carbon reinforced plastic) for nearly all panels, magnesium wheels and a scaled down interior, the STO comes in at 95 pounds lighter than the Performante.
The track, suspension and brakes have also been upgraded. The CCM-R style carbon ceramic brakes are in line with what you would find in the McLaren Senna.
The results are quicker lap times, even though it produces the same 631 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque from its 5.2L V10 as the Performante and EVO, however now it’s delivered exclusively to the rear wheels.
So what can we expect for performance upgrades for the Huracan STO? Our anticipation immediately goes to the addition of VF Engineering’s Hypercharger supercharger system already found on the Performante and EVO (as well as the Audi R8).