Sharp for the track, stripped down, extreme and exciting, the swan song of the Lamborghini Huracan was probably never dull. the final encore before the Lamborghini Huracán and its epic mid-mounted V10 are consigned to history by the relentless march of electrification. As you might expect, Italians are determined to come out in flamboyant style, that’s where this STO comes in. given that the Huracán was hardly the shy and reserved type during its nearly eight-year production. Built for the track and featuring custom carbon fiber panels, a host of aero upgrades and unique suspension tuning, the STO (Super Trofeo Omologato, you don’t know) is inspired by cars. The company’s single-make racing series. Very little stone was left out in the pursuit of performance, with the body looking at me being the most obvious indication of this car’s hardcore intentions. Outrageous aerodynamics aside, the STO gets a carbon fiber clamshell front end and the same lightweight material is used for the engine cover and rear fenders. There is even a thinner windshield. Overall, the weight came down to 1339 kg (dry), which represents a saving of 50 kg compared to a standard rear-wheel drive Huracán. And this aero? Well, at 174 mph there is up to 420kg of downforce available with the rear spoiler in its most aggressive setting (you’ll need an Allen wrench to make any adjustments), while the efficiency aerodynamics are improved by 37% compared to the old Performante, the latest attempt at an extreme and scorching Huracán. Big numbers, but largely irrelevant far from the limits of a circuit. Speaking of which, we have driven the car around the track before and came out more than a little impressed. With all that weight removed and the aero doing its job unseen, the low-slung Lambo offered a dynamic display rivaling motorsport-inspired performance paragons like the Porsche 911 GT3 and McLaren 765 LT. Praise indeed. Yet while track time was the ultimate goal in developing this odd-tasting, carbon-fiber son of Sant’Agata, the reality is he’s likely to spend more time riding on the road (or to hide in a garage to collect value) that it will reduce the tenths of a second of the lap times. Even Lamborghini admits that only a third of owners will end up going in circles. So what does it feel like when you leave the circuit and find yourself on some of the knottiest and knottiest roads in the UK?
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This notice was published: 2021-09-03 11:00:00