Lamborghini reveals all the details of its race-inspired road warrior.
The Lamborghini Huracan STO, a hardcore version of the beloved Italian supercar, was teased back in November, and after a short wait was officially unveiled to an eager public. The car was spotted in the wild later in the month, and since then we've gotten to know this brute rather well, or so we thought. Short for Super Trofeo Omologata, the STO is developed from Lamborghini's Huracan Super Trofeo race car, lending it its intimidating styling and aggressive aero. But Lamborghini has now given us even more detail, revealing five fun facts that few know about the Huracan STO to help us color in the details on this vibrant, 630-horsepower track-honed supercar.
The first interesting fact is the terminology used for the design language of the new car: "Cofango'', which is derived from the Italian words 'cofano' (hood) and 'parafango' (fender). This word is used to describe the STO's 3D printed integrated hood, fenders, and front bumper, which on the STO is made from lightweight carbon fiber. Even the key used to open the fastenings is a custom job that was developed in-house using 3D printing and reduces weight by removing the conventional hood latch systems.
The second fact is that the Huracan STO can completely change its driving setup in only three seconds, going from STO (normal driving), to Trofeo (race mode) and Pioggia (raining or wet) in the time it takes you to take a bite of a pepperoni pizza. There's no need for a pit crew, but the entire personality of the STO is changed as if an entire team had worked on it.
Fact number three is rather astonishing: the Huracan STO has traveled the equivalent of three trips around the world in simulator tests. By relying on digital simulation, Lamborghini engineers were able to reduce the amount of time it took to bring the car to market, but without missing out on crucial certification and strenuous testing.
If you've ever wondered how many individual parts it takes to make a Lamborghini, then fun fact number four is just for you: according to Lamborghini, the Huracan STO requires 2,750 individual parts to get going, not counting the driver.
Apart from the physical parts needed, the Huracan STO is also made up of multiple computer programs, which leads us to fact number five: it takes 25,000 lines of code to get important systems such as its advanced connected telemetry system to work - and that's just the Lamborghini UNICA App. This app provides the driver with tons of info when racing around the track, including video recordings, track times, and throttle and braking info to hone your driving skills.
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