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Published on April 21st, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Lamborghini Premieres Huracan STO In Shanghai

Safe to say that it will be snapped up like hot cakes by the affluent Chinese customers

The Essenza SCV12 wasn’t the only mad Lamborghini that made its appearance at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. The Huracan STO was also there, wowing the crowd with its race car-inspired look and vibrant colour scheme.

However, unlike the SCV12, the Huracan STO can be driven on public roads. Thanks to a potent naturally aspirated V10 with 640 hp and 565 Nm, the baby Lambo needs only 3.0 seconds to complete the century sprint or 9.0 seconds to go from 0 to 200 km/h. The claimed top speed is 310 km/h.

Inspired by the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO racecars, and developed in collaboration with Lamborghini’s Research & Development, Squadra Corse and Centro Stile departments, the Huracan STO brings with a number of unique design elements to help it achieve the best aerodynamic balance.

These include the cofango, a single component comprised of the front bonnet, fenders and the front bumper. There are also air ducts on the front bonnet, a NACA air intake integrated into the rear fender, a rear air scoop as well as an integrated ‘shark fin’ on the rear bonnet.

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Check out the press release for more info:

PRESS RELEASE

Alongside the track-only Essenza SCV12, the Huracán STO, a street-homologated super sports car with the soul and the characteristics of a real racecar, exhilarated audiences at its first appearance in China. The Huracán STO is the purest incarnation of Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s motorsports prowess and heritage: it directly transfers into every road drive the technologies derived from the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO race cars, as well as the know-how gained from their many victories, including the three-time 24 Hours of Daytona-winning and two-time 12 Hours of Sebring-winning.

With a powerful V10 naturally aspirated engine delivering 640 hp and 565 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, the rear-wheel Huracán STO can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.0 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h in 9.0 seconds, and reach a top speed of 310 km/h. Its gear change speed has also been further increased for highly responsive and rapid shift times.

Lamborghini’s superior aerodynamics and race car engineering endows the Huracán STO the most authentic driving feeling possible: the car features the highest level of downforce in its class as well as the best aerodynamic balance in a rear-wheel drive car, thanks to its new exterior design that updates the inimitable Lamborghini profile to optimise airflow, including the unique cofango, a one-piece carbon fibre component comprising the front bonnet, fender and front bumper. Other features also reflect technology transferred from Lamborghini’s successful Huracán race cars, including: the front splitter, and louvers on the front wheelhouses; rear fender with NACA air intake; rear engine bonnet with air scoop and an integrated shark fin; and a manually adjustable rear wing.

To further reduce weight, over 75% of the exterior panels of the Huracán STO have been made of carbon fiber. Extensive applications of lightweight technology give Huracán STO a weight-to-power ratio of 2.09 kg/hp with a dry weight of only 1,339 kg.

Three new driving modes exemplify the Huracán STO’s racing spirit, focused on high performance driving environments: STO, Trofeo and Pioggia. The default STO mode is ideal for road driving and fun on curvy roads, while in Trofeo and Pioggia (rain) modes, all systems are optimised for dry and wet asphalt, respectively.

The new Brembo CCM-R braking units use materials expertise derived from F1 applications, ensuring superior heat resistance, performance and consistency, and proving the motorsport DNA of the Huracán STO.

The Huracán STO is meant for those who want to feel the same adrenaline and driving emotion that they feel behind the wheel of a race car. Owners will be able to fully personalise both the exterior and interior of their race car-on-the-road via the Ad Personam program. Thanks to the wealth of colours and trim combinations, the Huracán STO gives owners an essentially endless selection from which to choose.

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