The Lamborghini Huracan STO is touted as the best road-legal track machine, and here’s why

Watch this baby Lambo leave marks on the race track

This ‘baby’ Lamborghini is nothing but hardcore

by : Daryl Lee

All supercars are, well, supercars, but some are more super than others. The usual route that carmakers take to doing so is usually by adding power and reducing weight, which is a surefire way of guaranteeing success.

But what Lamborghini has done to the Huracán Evo, in the grand tradition of the Gallardo Superleggera and Huracán Performante, is the STO. But where the Huracán STO differs from its hardcore predecessors is how the good people at Sant’Agata, Bolognese have seen fit to crank it up to an 11 (or 12… or more accurately 20).

Essentially, it is a road-legal race car inspired by the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo and GT3 Evo racers, complete with a roof-mounted air scoop to feed the hungry engine, a vertical ‘shark fin’ over the rear deck, adjustable dampers and a one-piece front end. Even the interior carpets have been replaced with carbon fibre mats.

This intersection of race car and road car was very much a part of the Huracán STO’s product brief.

Suffice it to say, it’s something that Lamborghini’s new regional CEO Francesco Scardaoni is understandably proud of and excited about, calling the STO “the best road-legal track machine”, built with technologies gleaned from the manufacturer’s multiple wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race.

Indeed, this intersection of race car and road car was very much a part of the Huracán STO’s product brief. Scardaoni says that it allows its drivers to experience the technology and emotions of a genuine race car in a road-legal model. Essentially, being a racing driver without actually being a racing driver, if that makes sense.

As he puts it, “It's the closest experience one can get to a real racing car”. And it seems quite a number of people share his opinion of the Huracán STO. It’s taking a tour of the Asia-Pacific region ahead of first deliveries of the car and all available units have already sold out worldwide.