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The Extreme, 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO is Almost a Road-Legal GT3 Race Car

And you thought you were hot stuff in your Huracán Performante.

Oh, dear. We hope you weren't banking on your "old" Lamborghini Huracán Performante to sit at the top of the Huracán heap until the next-gen supercar came along. That's because Lamborghini just pulled the satin sheet off of one of the most hardcore street-legal cars it has produced in its 57-year existence. It's called the 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO, and what it lacks in nomenclatural drama it makes up for by mainlining a mountain of the same pick-me-ups used by Lambo's Squadra Corse motorsports division.

With all of Squadra Corse's go-fast know-how coursing through its oil passages, the Huracán STO is best seen as a pseudo-homologation road variant of the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO race cars. It's right there, in the name—Super Trofeo Omologata. As you might expect, the STO strips-out, battens-down, and juices-up essentially every aspect of the Huracán, Performante or not.

2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO: New Duds

The largest lump of changes took place on the exterior, where an entirely new set of duds use more than 75-percent carbon fiber in their construction. Much like the race cars, the Huracán STO's front and rear fender/bumper segments are one single clamshell-like piece, inspired partially by the legendary Miura that kicked off the mid-engine supercar trend for good. Aside from the single-piece construction, each fascia and surface is upgraded for airflow, and works in tandem with a wicked dorsal-fin spine and roof intake that spoil and redirect air toward the massive rear wing.

For the handful of trackrats who get their hands on a 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO of their own, the rear wing has a manually adjustable rear foil that quick-sets different track profiles. With all the extra wing, spoilers, angles, and intakes, airflow efficiency is up 37 percent and downforce by 53 percent when compared with a Huracán Performante, according to Lamborghini.

Of course, with all of this extra "stick," cornering speeds increase, so the chassis is requisitely enhanced as well. Aside from a slightly increased track, stiffer suspension bushings, STO-specific anti-roll bars, and updated MagneRide, the steering is recalibrated for more granular response alongside the inclusion of rear-wheel steering. For hauling the STO down from the end of the straight, the ultra-lightweight magnesium wheels hide new Brembo CCM-R ceramic brakes to improve braking power by 25 percent and stress resistance by an impressive 60 percent.

2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO: More Power, More Everything

This wouldn't be a true Lambo hot-rod without some engine work. The same 5.2-liter V-10 found in all other Huracáns gets a boost for the STO, now screaming out 640 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque. All of this is routed through the familiar seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to the rear wheels. Yes, in keeping with the Huracán GT3 theme, the 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO can only be had in rear-wheel drive form. Despite less launching grip than the regular Huracán Evo, the STO streaks from 0-62 mph in 3.0 seconds and a top speed of an aero-limited 192 mph.

Lamborghini says all inputs are honed and sharpened on the STO, including a snappier throttle and slicker-shifting transmission mapping. The Huracán's package of ANIMA driving modes is reworked as well, now only offering a toggle between STO, Trofeo, and Pioggia—or Road, Track, and Rain. Lamborghini offers each Huracán STO with a choice of two Bridgestone Potenza variants, and if you pick the more track-focused semi-slicks, expect to use Pioggia out of necessity when the weather turns sour.

The interior wears the same level of asceticism as the exterior, with extensive use of carbon fiber and alcantara. Anything deemed extraneous by Lambo is stripped out, including the floor upholstery, replaced instead by simple floor mats. Too cozy inside to fit track-day essentials? Fret not—the frunk contains an area specifically designed to hold your helmet.

Sound good? Of course it does—it's a roadgoing Huracán race car (kind of). If you have the financial means to handle the $327,838 starting price tag and the right connections at Lamborghini, deliveries of the 2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO commence in spring 2021.

2021 Lamborghini Huracán STO Highlights

  • Arguably the most hardcore roadgoing Lamborghini, ever
  • Takes heavy inspiration from Huracán race cars
  • New clamshell front/rear hood and fender design
  • Extensive use of carbon fiber
  • Improved aerodynamics
  • Upgraded brakes