Published on March 5th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
5 Interesting Facts About The Lamborghini Huracan STO
The Huracan STO is a result of Lamborghini’s years-long motorsport know-how
Of all the Huracan derivatives Lamborghini has introduced since its inception in 2014, the Super Trofeo Omologato (STO) is the most hardcore and potent ever made. In fact, it is the closest thing to a GT3 race car that can be legally driven on the road.
Before we get to the subject, here’s a quick recap. Powering the Huracan STO is a 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine that has been dialled up to 640 hp and 565 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. With a seven-speed dual clutch transmission driving the rear wheels, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h in 9.0 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h.
The huge front splitter, numerous air scoops, towering spoiler and aggressive rear diffuser are not there just to make the car look good – they actually help improve airflow efficiency by 37% and increase downforce by 53% over the Huracan Performante.
But there’s more to the Huracan STO than just brutal acceleration and nifty aerodynamics. Here are five facts about the track-focused baby Lambo that you may not have already known:
1. COFANGO, a “Made in Lamborghini” design solution
The term Cofango derives from the fusion of two Italian words: cofano (hood) and parafango (fender), coined by Automobili Lamborghini to describe the design solution in which the hood, fenders and front bumper are integrated into a single component. This innovative system created by Lamborghini engineers is inspired by the Lamborghini Miura and the more recent Sesto Elemento, and on the STO is made entirely of very light carbon fiber. The key for opening the fastenings on the STO’s Cofango is unique: it was developed in-house by the R&D team and made using an innovative 3D printing technique.
2. Dynamic pit stop in just three seconds
There is not much that can be changed in three seconds, but the set-up of the Huracan STO is one. Three new driving modes – STO (normal driving), Trofeo (race mode) and Pioggia (raining or wet) – adapt the set-up of the car to match high-performance driving environments. The Huracan STO allows the driver to experience a dynamic pit stop, as if a team of mechanics were right there!
3. Three times around the world in simulator tests
Lamborghini’s R&D team drove a distance equivalent to three times around the world in simulator tests before starting the Huracan STO’s road tests. State-of-the-art simulator technology allowed Lamborghini engineers to save time on quality control, lead times, and emissions by verifying that every part of the car fully complied with standards during different stages of the STO’s development, certifying and testing.
4. 2,750 components to make an STO
“Do you want to build a Huracan STO 1:1?”. It will take a lot of patience, because there are over 2,750 components needed to build the latest car from Sant’Agata.
5. Connected telemetry thanks to 25,000 lines of code
The Huracan STO introduces an advanced connected telemetry system where the link between car – on-board cameras Connected Cloud Lamborghini and the App Lamborghini UNICA allows, thanks to an intuitive data analysis system and videos enriched with dedicated widgets, to transform the exclusive App dedicated to Lamborghini customers into a real track engineer. The development of this technology on the Lamborghini UNICA App required more than 25,000 lines of code.