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Lamborghini PH launches most track-focused, street-legal version of Huracán super sports car

Lamborghini PH launches most track-focused, street-legal version of Huracán super sports car


From the racetrack to the road — the new Lamborghini Huracán STO arrives in Lamborghini Philippines’ showrooms carrying with it the motorsport heritage of Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s Huracán Super Trofeo EVO racecar, as well as that of the Huracán GT3 EVO that won the 24 Hours of Daytona three times, and the 12 Hours of Sebring twice.

The new Lamborghini Huracán STO, or Super Trofeo Omologata, is a road-homologated, rear-wheel drive super sports car powered by a naturally aspirated V10 engine producing 640 hp and 565 Nm. Coursed through a seven-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission, the power sends the new Lamborghini Huracán STO from a standstill to 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds, to 200 km/h in 9.0 seconds, and to a top speed of 310 km/h.

“The Huracán STO is the purest incarnation of Lamborghini Squadra Corse heritage, directly transferring technologies from the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and drawing on the Huracán GT3 EVO’s unique accomplishment of winning three consecutive times in the Daytona 24 hours,” said Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO.

Reflecting its racecar inspiration, the new Lamborghini Huracán STO sports an entirely new exterior design in order to optimize airflow and reduce weight. Its hood, fenders and front bumper are comprised of one single component — called “cofango,” combining the Italian words “cofano” (hood) and “parafango” (fender). New air ducts on the hood increase the airflow through the central radiator to improve engine cooling as well as help generate downforce. The cofango also has a new front splitter that directs airflow to the newly designed underbody of the car and to the rear diffuser.

Found at the rear are new fenders derived from the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO, a new hood that integrates a NACA air intake for the engine to improve cooling, and a prominent shark fin that helps to further stabilize the new Lamborghini Huracán STO when cornering. A manually adjustable rear wing allows the super sports car to adapt to different racetracks, driving styles and conditions.

Besides its motorsport-derived powertrain and aerodynamic solutions, the new Lamborghini Huracán STO also benefits from lightweight technologies. The super sports car uses carbon fiber in more than 75% of its exterior panels, most of which are made as single pieces to make them stiffer and lighter. The carbon fiber rear fender is produced through a “sandwich” technique used in the aerospace industry. Also lightweight are the windscreen and magnesium rims, which weigh less than aluminum alloys.

To achieve all the emotions of a racecar while remaining comfortable on the road, the new Lamborghini Huracán STO has a wider wheel track, stiffer suspension bushing, specific anti-roll bars and Lamborghini’s MagneRide 2.0, an electromagnetic system that controls the suspension. Complementing these is Lamborghini’s rear-wheel steering system that has a more direct and fixed steering ratio. Combined, the components enhance the super sports car’s ability to corner faster by maximizing grip on exit.

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Three new driving modes exemplify the new Lamborghini Huracán STO’s racing spirit: STO, Trofeo and Pioggia. The default STO mode is for road driving in which every aspect of the Lamborghini Veicolo Dinamica Integrata (LDVI) vehicle dynamics system suits all conditions. In Trofeo mode, LDVI assures maximum performance on dry asphalt through dedicated torque vectoring and performance traction control settings. Pioggia (rain) mode optimizes traction control, torque vectoring, rear-wheel steering and the ABS on wet asphalt to minimize loss of grip.

Like the exterior panels, the interior of the new Lamborghini Huracán STO uses plenty of carbon fiber. Chief among the carbon fiber items are the sport seats, Alcantara pieces covered with Lamborghini’s Carbonskin, floor mats (which take the place of carpets) and door panels. A rear arch with four-point seatbelts and a storage bin for a helmet inside the newly designed front trunk underline the new Lamborghini Huracán STO’s racing DNA.