• Shailesh upadhyay

Lamborghini Huracan STO launched in India priced from Rs 4.99 crore

In simple terms, the Lamborghini Huracan STO is a road-legal version of Huracan Super Trofeo EVO and Huracan GT3 EVO race cars and it has just gone on sale in India priced from Rs 4.99 crore (ex-showroom).

The Huracan STO pulls off the race car-inspired look quite well with the prominent front splitter that helps direct airflow under the vehicle to the rear diffuser, massive air ducts in the bonnet for improved cooling, and louvers on top of the fenders. The front bonnet, fenders, and bumper are a single unit that Lamborghini calls 'contango. There's a revised Super Trofeo EVO-derived rear fender with an integrated NACA air intake and a massive air scoop on the roof for improved cooling. The shark fin on the rear engine cover helps improve cornering abilities and also helps straighten airflow onto the massive double aerofoil adjustable rear wing. Lamborghini claims that it has managed a 37 percent improvement in airflow efficiency and a 53 percent increase in downforce over the Huracan Performante.

Lamborghini Huracan STO can do the 0 to 100kmph sprint in 3 seconds and has a top speed of 310kmph.

Weight reduction plays a crucial role in endowing the STO with racecar-like abilities with around 75 percent body panels made of carbon fiber. Compared to the Performante, the Huracan STO is lighter by 43kg. Helping shed weight is Magnesium alloys. Extensive use of carbon fiber can be seen within the cabin as well with carbon fiber door panels and cloth door handles full carbon fiber sport seats, and carbon fiber floor mats. Needless to say, customization possibilities both exterior and interior are endless thanks to Lambo's Ad Personam personalization program.

Huracan STO's interior gets carbon fiber seats, carbon fiber door panels, and a generous dose of Alcantara.

Power comes from a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 with 640bhp and 565Nm. While maximum power output is the same as the regular Huracan EVO, the increased downforce, enhanced aero, wider track, stiffer suspension, improved shift speeds, and a more direct fixed ration steering are the factors that help set it apart from the regular Huracan and help bring the feeling of driving a race car to a road-legal vehicle. There are three new driving modes STO, Trofeo, and Pioggia. The default STO mode is meant for regular road use, Trofeo is meant for the track and Pioggia is the wet weather mode. Speaking of numbers, the Huracan STO can sprint from 0 to 100kmph in just 3 seconds, 0 to 200kmph in 9 seconds, and will go on to hit a top speed of 310kmph. It's also a little over 2 seconds slower than the Huracan GT3 EVO around Daytona.

Sharad Agarwal, Head, Lamborghini India at the launch of Huracan STO in India.

Commenting on the Lamborghini Huracan STO launch, Sharad Agarwal, Head of Lamborghini India, said, "The Indian market continues to be very important for Lamborghini, representing a great opportunity for us as the country is yet to unlock its complete potential in terms of size and volumes. With the launch of our latest Lamborghini Huracán STO in India, we are confident that it will appeal to a new set of customers in the super sports car segment who are looking for an emotionally charging experience of a race car's powerful technology in everyday driving on the roads."

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