Lambo’s fast and furious new Huracán
The Italian supercar maker’s latest offering will make petrolheads weep for joy
The 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO is the road-going sister to the existing Huracán Super Trofeo track racer, says Mike Duff on Piston Heads. And like the competition version, it has been stripped down to make it as light as possible. The bodywork is mostly carbon fibre to reduce the dry weight to just 1,339kg. Inside, the carpets have been replaced with rubberised matting. “Even the windscreen is thinner.”
It also uses rear-wheel drive rather than the weightier all-wheel-drive system of other Huracáns. The STO is even reckoned to be faster around the track than the “not-exactly-tardy” AWD Huracán Performante – the one that set a track record on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2017. The STO packs the same 5.2-litre V10 engine and makes the same 640hp maximum, revving out to an “equally altitudinous” 8,500rpm, and deliver 416lb ft of torque.
“We’ve only driven the STO on track but after two hours of near-continuous lapping at Vallelunga [near Rome], we’re confident enough to say that the STO is pretty special,” says Jethro Bovingdon for Evo. The engine and the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission gearbox remain “absolutely sublime”. For “response, noise and giving you instant, millimetre-perfect access to the chassis, no other supercar in this sector comes close. It is jaw-droppingly fierce, possessed of wonderful accuracy… and it creates a noise to make you weep for joy.”
Should you get one? Lamborghini hasn’t been short of orders. Deliveries for the UK have already started and, despite its £268,000 on-the-road starting price, the waiting list already stretches into next July. Then again, the price tag “doesn’t look outrageous in this rarefied part of the market”. For those seeking and willing to pay for the fastest and most exciting Huracán, “this is definitely it”.