2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO Review, Changes, Specs, Price, Release Date

2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO Review, Changes, Specs, Price, Release Date – What you’re looking at is the Lamborghini Huracán STO (Super Trofeo Omologata). Well, the development car. TG was recently invited to take a tour of the Nardó driving circuit while Lambo finalized the final elements of his development program, an offer we could not refuse. Being so early, we had to endure the tornado wrap that hid the true shape of the car. But given the rooftop snorkeling and massive wing, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out this is a faster Hurricane and you can see photos of the production car here.

2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO Review, Changes, Specs, Price, Release Date
2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO Review, Changes, Specs, Price, Release Date

2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO Changes

Customer racing is a big business for Lamborghini. Over the past 11 years, the Super Trofeo series has grown steadily and has hosted 850 drivers, competing in 62 countries on three continents. In GT3, the Huracán won Daytona three years in a row. The 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO takes this knowledge and civilizes it for the road. In short, STO is Lamborghini’s vision for the race car market. Think of the McLaren 620R, the Mercedes AMG GT Black Series, that sort of thing.

As the standard operating procedure for ‘race car-inspired road cars’, the 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO has been on Weight Watchers, dropping 43kg compared to the already lightened Hurricane Performante. Not through kale salads either. Instead, all-new magnesium rims, heavy CFRP exterior and interior use, interior one-piece carbon door panels with fabric and thick leather handles have been replaced by Alcantara and ‘ Carbon Skin ”. Wondering what type of moisturizer is best for this?

2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO Engine Specs

 This is good news for nat-asp enthusiasts, as the 5.2-liter V10 remains, but it is modified to offer even more of its high-revving engine thanks to a reconfigured exhaust. Throttle response is even faster and horsepower remains the same as the Performante and Huracán Evo at 631 hp, but torque has increased from 442 pound-feet in the Performante all-wheel drive to 417 pound-feet in the STO. rear-wheel drive. It will also do 0-62 mph in 3 seconds flat. The combination of available horsepower and weight gain gives the 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO a marginal power-to-weight advantage over the Performante, but it’s fair to say that this advantage would be offset by a hearty breakfast before the track day.

In combination with the purist RWD, it’s fair to say that the 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO deploys the best and the good of Sant’Agata’s current collective of vehicle dynamics systems and other performance enhancements, including rear-wheel steering, torque vectoring, integration. Lamborghini vehicle dynamics (the big brain that optimizes settings for maximum performance in your chosen attack mode) Magneride 2.0 (adaptive magnetic suspension), direct steering ratio, wider front, and rear track, a stiffer suspension hub, and stiffer stabilizer bars.

To optimize the revised hardware, there is a whole new range of ANIMA configurations: STO (for road use), Trofeo (for track), and Pioggia (wet conditions). The STO configuration offers the widest safety net, but a simple press of the ESC button will allow for larger glide angles before traction kicks in and save you costly conversations with your insurer.

Are the notebooks ready? 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO sees the first deployment of F1-born CCM-R braking technology in a Lamborghini road car. These carbon-ceramic discs are specially designed for use on roads and tracks and offer 25% more stopping power, can withstand four times the heat, and reduce discoloration of the brakes. Combined with the specially developed and heavily revised front-feed brake cooling system, you can now spin until the tires wear out.

Speaking of which, in a change from the basic Lamborghini standard of Pirelli tires, the STO comes with two Bridgestone Potenza tire options. 245/20 front, 305/30 rear Potenza Sports standard with optional Potenza Race. This new rubber is specially designed for the STO and features an asymmetric tire pattern. Nice.

Its presence and visual drama are motivated by this aero powered by Super Trofeo. It starts at the front, with an all-new one-piece ‘Cofango’ front section that, like the Miura, articulates forward into a giant shell to reveal storage space for full-size helmets. However, our oversized melon protector didn’t fit …

This central air intake feeds the air from above the windshield into the engine compartment and combined with the NACA duct and the “Shark Fin” center element looks like an absolute race car. At the rear, the STO features the most aggressive and pronounced rear spoiler ever delivered in a Lamborghini since the Countach. This static rear element loses the ALA system featured on the Performante but has three settings to allow the 13% front and rear aerodynamic balance to be adjusted according to the skill demands of the circuit/driver. Overall, the 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO offers 53% more downforce (420kg at 174mph) than the Performante.

2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO Handling

Good fun. Well, that probably deserves a little more detail. To set the scene, we had the Nardò driving track to ourselves and Mario Fasanetto was driving us in a full-blown Super Trofeo car. A car on slicks … driven by a guy who knows his way around Nardò blindfolded … and determined to show how easily accessible STO performance is.

The blast past the pit lane to turn one into the first hot lap behind the Super Trofeo, which shoots chunks of worn rubber from its diffuser like a shotgun, reminds you in the strict definition that all the Hurricane basics are present and correct. The V10 has the urgent linear momentum accompanied by that pure soundtrack that we love. I can’t say the difference in sound is too noticeable when driving down the track with headphones on, but it doesn’t get any sharper the closer you get to the red line. Progress is concentrated thanks to the narrow opening of the windshield and with the V10 on the shoulder and urgent gear changes, they push you forward at a relentless pace.

The first corner turn was 170 mph (yowch) and even at those speeds, the 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO feels stable as it takes as much speed to the first element on the long left before burying the brakes at the top. Despite some pretty amazing braking performance, the onboard display showed that the brakes barely get hot. You must try harder.

The change of direction reveals that, although stiffer than the previous Huracán, the STO still has good compliance in the suspension setup, where the leading Super Trofeo remains flat, the STO compresses into its suspension and then begins to shift. spin in the background. It’s smoother than expected, but that flexibility makes the STO more predictable and fun. As the laps accumulated and the Fasanetto shoe increased its speed in the Super Trofeo, the STO turned out to be a lot of fun. Squeeze it and it will let you know, being predictable and with enough safety net to catch most of the road crashes waiting to happen.

While the 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO lacks the ‘make me look like a driving god’ mode that the Ferrari F8 or McLaren 720S has, it’s still fun to delve into the outer limits of its envelope. performance. With this sophisticated F1 technology, the brakes consistently impress and you quickly learn to brake harder and later than you would have thought possible, turning the temperature gauges on the green brake discs to their happy place in the orange area. They are truly impressive and despite my best efforts on two feet they never showed any signs of fading.

On the downside, the steering could have more weight and drag to connect it more directly with procedures: In its current specification on the development car, it felt too light, too on the road, too far out. I’d also suggest creating a spec option that allows for a much leaner interior for the look and feels of a full-on road race car.

2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO Interior Specs

Um … our development car was still “in the late stages of development” so the interior of the production car was missing the final polish. However, it did include all of the STO’s revised infotainment and equipment. The main change to the HMI is its ability to provide an extremely detailed level of nerdy data on the tire, brake, and fluid temperatures, as well as tire pressure, which will come in handy on your local track day. or during a particularly busy school career. Plus, on-board telemetry combined with cameras will allow you to film your favorite laps on the track and analyze them to improve your skills or become a YouTube millionaire if you jump it off the pit lane.

2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO Release Date

The production car will feature extensive use of this “carbon skin” (on second thought, we thought Olay Oil would make a good silky carbon skin moisturizer) and customizable options for the interior trim and despite the Carbon doors and four-point harnesses, it feels very luxurious inside. This is a road car first and foremost – those hoping for a clean, bare GT3 approach may find it too smooth and luxurious.

If you think you have a Super Trophy car for the road then you will be disappointed, the STO is far more civilized than any race car could afford to be. What 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO offers is the technological distillation of thousands of hours in a civilized way. Your ability to be at home to ruin your local track day for as long as you feel like putting fuel and tires on it and being just as happy on your favorite road will appeal to many. Plus, as we move toward electrification and quiet progress, there’s a lot to be said for the obvious sensory overload of the Omologata Super Trofeo.