It's time to bid farewell to the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. Don't worry though, the Italian supercar builder already has a successor lined up, and it's even more extreme than the 2017 Nurburgring record holder. Meet the Huracan Super Trofeo Omologata or STO for short, inspired by Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT3 race cars.
Simply put, the Huracan STO is the closest thing to a street-legal Lamborghini Super Trofeo racer. It also has all the upgrades to match, turning it into the company's most track-oriented model yet. Starting with the most obvious, the STO features a new aero package. The new hood, wider fenders, and more aggressive bumper are now a one-piece unit and opens with a clamshell design. To match the wider front end, the rear fenders have also been widened and now feature a NACA duct. Completing the makeover are the adjustable rear spoiler, vertical fin, and roof scoop to cool the V10 under the hood.
Speaking of the engine, the 5.2-liter V10 found in the Huracan STO remains unchanged from the Performante and even the standard Huracan Evo. It still produces the same 640 horsepower but with a bit less torque at 565 Nm. The kicker here is that the STO is exclusively rear-wheel-drive similar to the race cars, unlike its predecessor which had all-wheel-drive.
Rather than upping the power, Lamborghini decided to give the Huracan STO a diet and improve handling. The racecar for the road only weighs 1,339 kg, 43 kg lighter than the Huracan Performante. The diet was possible thanks to even more extensive use of carbon fiber, lighter windshield, and Magnesium wheels. To help it corner as well as the racecar, the STO features a retuned suspension. There's also a Formula 1 inspired brake system fitted to help it stop on a dime.
Inside, most of the luxurious features have been ditched in favor of lightweight. Case in point, the door cards, seats, and even the floor mats have been replaced by carbon fiber. However, customers of the Huracan STO can still customize the cabin to their liking via Lamborghini's Ad Personam program.
Less is more they say, and customers will definitely have to pay a lot more for the Huracan STO over a standard Huracan Evo. Prices start at $327,838 or roughly PhP 15.8 million excluding taxes and other fees. No doubt it will be a lot more than that once Lamborghini Philippines starts offering the street-legal GT3 racer locally.