Lamborghini Huracan STO

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  1. SRT-Tom

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    Lamborghini has just unveiled the Lamborghini Huracán STO (Super Trofeo Omologata), to win back the Nurburgring Production Car Lap Record from the Mercedes AMG.

    Lamborghini says two of its race cars inspired it to make this road-legal car- theSuper Trofeo EVO and the GT3 EVO. It is powered by a 5.2-liter V10, making 640 hp. and 417 lb.-ft. of torque. Performance is rated as 0-62 mph. In 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 192.6 mph. 3.0 seconds and top speed of 192.6 mph. These numbers are great, but they’re not what the STO is about. This Lamborghini was designed to set fast lap times, meaning aerodynamics and weight were the two key areas that were enhanced.

    The STO has rear-wheel drive and 75% of its exterior panels are carbon fiber. It rides on light weight magnesium wheels and , on the inside, uses carbon fiber sport seats, full carbon door panels, removes the carpeting (replaced with bare carbon fiber) and coats other surfaces with its Alcantara-like Carbonskin. All this combined results in a car with a dry weight of 2,952 pounds.

    Pushing it into the ground is an impressive downforce package. Lamborghini has added air ducts in the front hood for better airflow to the radiator and to generate downforce. A new front splitter better directs air to a totally new underbody meant to create greater downforce. And the front end’s new design better directs air around the front wheels to reduce drag. New front brake ducts enhance cooling to the improved “CCM-R” brakes (new design drawing on racing brakes for even more thermal durability than standard carbon ceramics). Lamborghini calls the new front end “cofango,” which is a fancy mashup of Italian for “hood” and “fender.”

    The new rear fender design decreases overall drag, but a new NACA air intake integrated into the fender also serves as the engine’s intake. Lamborghini says this shortened duct allows for “a 30% decrease in status pressure losses.” A revised rear engine cover features another integrated air scoop for cooling purposes. There’s a shark fin on that rear cover that helps straighten and direct airflow to the wing, thereby increasing downforce in corners. Speaking of the giant wing, it’s a manually adjustable piece with three settings. Lamborghini didn’t quote any figures on total downforce, but it does say downforce is increased by 53% over the Performante, and “overall airflow efficiency” goes up by 37%.

    Underneath, Lamborghini has increased the wheel track, fitted stiffer suspension bushings, model-specific anti-roll bars and its MagenRide 2.0 dampers. It has rear-wheel steering, a new fixed steering ratio and quicker gear changes from the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. A new “STO” drive mode is also available for enthusiastic road driving,and a Trofeo mode for track performance.

    Lamborghini says the STO will go on sale in spring 2021. Does anyone have a spare $328,000 to buy one?

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  2. IntimidatorRT

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    wow! all I can say is , there is another car that I cant fit into...lmao!!
     
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    Why not? it does have a flat bottom steering wheel. lol
     
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    Not on my list of must haves.... doesn't have a cupholder. :)