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This Ultra-Rare Lamborghini Sports Car Is the Only One of Its Kind in the Philippines

It’s a street-legal version called the Huracán STO.
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Lamborghini Philippines quietly unveiled a very rare racetrack-inspired supercar recently at its showroom in BGC. The Huracan STO is the only Lamborghini of its kind in the country and is touted to be an embodiment of the brand’s motorsport heritage. It’s based on the Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s Huracán Super Trofeo EVO racecar, as well as that of the Huracán GT3 EVO that won the 24 Hours of Daytona three times, and the 12 Hours of Sebring twice.

Squadra Corse is the brand’s motorsport division created to support Lamborghini owners by producing cars that compete in some of the most prestigious GT race championships globally. It also organizes the fastest one-make race in the world—the Lamborghini Super Trofeo.

Photo by Lamboghini Philippines.

The new Lamborghini Huracán STO which stands for “Super Trofeo Omologata,” is a road-homologated, rear-wheel drive super sports car powered by Lamborghini’s naturally aspirated V10 engine that produces 640 hp with 565 Nm of torque that is mated with a 7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission that propels the STO from a standstill to 100 kph in just three seconds flat, and to 200 kph in nine seconds. Top speed: 310 kph.

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Based on a true racing story

“The Huracán STO is the purest incarnation of Lamborghini Squadra Corse heritage, directly transferring technologies from the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and drawing on the Huracán GT3 EVO’s unique accomplishment of winning three consecutive times in the Daytona 24 hours,” said Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO.

The brand’s campaign hashtag #basedonatruestory reflects its racecar roots and inspiration. The STO is sculpted in order to optimize airflow and reduce weight. Airflow is both optimized for downforce and cooling, with its hood, fenders and front bumper molded in one single component called “cofango,” which combines the Italian words “cofano” (hood) and “parafango” (fender). Its air ducts on the hood increase the airflow through the central radiator to improve engine cooling as well as help generate downforce. The cofango also has a new front splitter that directs airflow to the newly designed underbody of the car and to the rear diffuser. 

Photo by Lamboghini Philippines.
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The new Lamborghini Huracán STO’s rear has fenders derived from the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO race car, with a new hood design that integrates a NACA air intake for the engine to improve cooling, and a prominent shark fin that helps to further stabilize the car when cornering. It also has a manually adjustable rear wing that allows the super sports car to adapt to different racetracks, driving styles, and conditions. 

The STO is also designed to be stiffer and lighter so its carbon fiber rear fenders are produced through a “sandwich” technique similar to the ones used in aerospace industry.

Inside, the interior of the new Lamborghini Huracán STO uses a lot of carbon fiber, from the seats, door panels and even the floor mat so every part of the car has been optimized for weight reduction.

Photo by Lamboghini Philippines.

Civilized race car

Certain elements were redesigned though to make the race car more civilized on the road: from a wider wheel track and re-tuned suspension bushing. It also has Lamborghini’s proprietary MagneRide 2.0, the electromagnetic system that controls the suspension and comes with a rear-wheel steering system that has a more direct and fixed steering ratio to enhance the car’s ability to corner faster by maximizing grip on exit.

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Lamborghini Philippines says that the colorway they chose to bring in is the same one used on the world premiere of the Lamborghini Huracán STO and is the only one of its kind in the country. Due to its rarity, and the brand’s plans for electrification in the power plants, this would be one of the last naturally aspirated engines and would be considered highly collectible once it leaves the showroom.

 

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