Lamborghini Caught Using Special Fuel For Nurburgring Run

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The Huracan STO should put down a hot time.

Nurburgring lap times are controversial for many reasons. First, there's a question of how "production" these cars are, if they're wearing special tires or special aero packages, and then there's the debate of whether developing cars on the famous 13-mile, 154-turn course ruins them for the road. We suppose it all depends on what you're looking for.

If you're looking for a hot Lamborghini that can hold its own at the 'Ring, look no further than the new Huracan STO. It comes with the company's 5.2-liter V10 making 640 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. And it gets a reduced curb weight compared to the old Huracan, bringing its total down to 2,951 pounds. It can clock 60 mph in 3 seconds and top speed is 193 mph.

The new STO was spotted this week as it gears up for a lap record attempt, and the team that brought it were seen with their own barrels of fuel.

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In video grabbed by Car Spy Media, we can see its engineers with a can that has the words Panta NR on the sides. It turns out that Panta is a 102-octane racing fuel made specially for naturally aspirated engines. The Ring sells 98 octane at the track, and down the road you can get 102, but Lamborghini is going to do what's best for Lamborghini.

We emailed the company for a comment on the practice, and we'll update when we hear back.

The video was taken during the 2-hour performance drives session, which is held after the industry-pool session, according to Bridge To Gantry. Thunderstorms even held off long enough for the STO to burn some rubber.

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The current record holder at the track is the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series at 6 minutes, 43.6 seconds. That car features the sickest tune of the company's 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 making 720 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Number two on the list (6:44.97) is Lambo's own Aventador SVJ. That lays down 759 hp from a 6.5-liter V12.

Could the Huracan STO have the guts to beat them both? It's possible. Lamborghini's Huracan Performante held the title for a hot second. And the STO is certainly faster than that. It probably won't be this week though. For now, enjoy the video, and the audio from Lambo's latest run.

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