The new Lamborghini Huracán STO has been traveling all over the world to entice people to order one … as if getting a street-legal Super Trofeo race car isn’t enough incentive, still Lamborghini marketing deemed it necessary to put the car in front of an audience anyway, and it seems to be working, as orders for this 640 hp V10 Raging Bull pile up … first deliveries are foreseen later this year.
The Super Trofeo Omologata is off course inspired by the Huracán EVO Super Trofeo developed by Lamborghini Squadra Corsa to run in their own race series, as well as the Huracán EVO GT3, the three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona and two-time winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Automobili Lamborghini just launched ‘#Focu5on’, a monthly series that will bring us “The 5 things you do not know about…”, giving anecdotes and behind the scenes information about Lamborghinis so that both owners and enthusiasts of the ‘Raging Bull’ can learn more about, as Lamborghini states: “the more unusual and less-known enigmas of a company that is much more than just a car manufacturer of global excellence”.
The first issue of Lamborghini #Focu5on lists The 5 things you do not know about the Huracán STO:
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.
The key to opening the fastenings on the STO’s Cofango is unique: it was developed in-house by the R&D team and made using an innovative 3D printing technique.
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 was 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.
2,750 components to make an STO
“Do you want to build a Huracán STO 1:1?”. It will take a lot of patience because there are over 2,750 components needed to build the latest car from Sant’Agata.
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.