The spirit of twin-turbocharging is still well and alive in the tuning world.
While electrification is the next frontier for manufacturers such as Lamborghini, tuners are still stretching the limits of what they can achieve with a set of twin turbos. The latest example of this is a reworked Lamborghini Huracan STO which has had its 5.2-liter V10 engine pushed to an insane 1,400 horsepower through the power of forced induction.
The handiwork of Cicio Performance, the STO has also been fitted with an all-wheel drive setup. Company owner Nathan Cicio took his creation to the FL2K22 together with some of his other creations including a 1,300-hp Porsche 911 Turbo S to see what times he could get down the quarter-mile and to no one's surprise, his newest creation dominated.
The owner of the completely revised STO recently traded in his McLaren for the car and requested that Cicio go all out at the event to see what times he can achieve. The result for the STO was a quarter-mile time of 8.5 seconds at 171 mph. The 911 was just a touch slower clocking a time of 8.9 seconds at 164 mph.
The champion of the day was a Nissan GT-R which also belongs to the STO's owner. This was able to clear the quarter-mile in 7.8 seconds at 180 mph. Cicio Performance was able to conclude two first-place wins in the roll race competition but came in second place overall in the drag racing.
Granted, these times are not as impressive as the 7.7-second result by AMS Performance's 3,000 hp Huracan earlier this year. However, Cicio Performance's tunes are road-legal conversions, while the Alpha Omega Huracan is built specifically for the strip.
It appears that there is so much potential that can still be extracted from Lamborghini's V10, but we're keen on seeing what the grease monkeys will be able to extract from the rumored electric-hybrid twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 destined for the imminent next-generation model. It is understood that this won't just be taken straight out of the Urus but rather reworked so that it can spin to 10,000 rpm.