Five interesting facts about the new Lamborghini Huracán STO

Date:5 March 2021 Author: Kyro Mitchell

The latest Lamborghini to be announced, with deliveries starting later in 2021, is the Huracán STO (Super Trofeo Omologata), a road-homologated super sports car inspired by Lamborghini race cars.

With its 470 kW naturally-aspirated V10 engine generating 565 Nm at 6,500 rpm, the rear-wheel drive Huracán STO delivers exhilarating acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h in 9.0 seconds, and a top speed of 310 km/h. The Huracán STO isn’t just about producing impressive figures though, as there is more to the vehicle than meets the eye.

Here are some interesting facts about Lamborghini’s latest hypercar.

COFANGO, a “Made in Lamborghini” design solution:

The term Cofango derives from the fusion of two Italian words: cofano (hood) and parafango (fender), coined by Automobili Lamborghini to describe the design solution in which the hood, fenders and front bumper are integrated into a single component. This innovative system created by Lamborghini engineers is inspired by the Lamborghini Miura and the more recent Sesto Elemento, and on the STO is made entirely of very light carbon fiber.

 

Dynamic pit stop in just three seconds:

There is not much that can be changed in three seconds, but the set-up of the Huracán STO is one. Three new driving modes – STO (normal driving), Trofeo (race mode) and Pioggia (raining or wet) – adapt the set-up of the car to match high-performance driving environments. The Huracán STO allows the driver to experience a dynamic pit stop, as if a team of mechanics were right there.

Three times around the world in simulator tests:

Lamborghini’s R&D team drove a distance equivalent to three times around the world in simulator tests before starting the Huracán STO’s road tests. State-of-the-art simulator technology allowed Lamborghini engineers to save time on quality control, lead times, and emissions by verifying that every part of the car fully complied with standards during different stages of the STO’s development, certifying and testing.

It took 2,750 components to make an STO:

If you’ve ever wanted to build your very own Huracán STO, it would a good idea to start collecting parts this instant, because over 2,750 individual components are needed to build the car from scratch.

Connected telemetry thanks to 25,000 lines of code:

The Huracán STO introduces an advanced connected telemetry system where the link between car – on-board cameras Connected Cloud Lamborghini and the App Lamborghini UNICA allows, thanks to an intuitive data analysis system and videos enriched with dedicated widgets, to transform the exclusive App dedicated to Lamborghini customers into a real track engineer. The development of this technology on the Lamborghini UNICA App required more than 25,000 lines of code.

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