Lamborghini Huracan STO Lap Times Aren't As Fast As We Expected

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It's less than a second faster than a normal Huracan around Hockenheim.

To most, supercars are there to look good, make a bunch of noise, and on the odd occasion break the speed limit on an empty stretch of highway. But manufacturers like Lamborghini spend millions developing these cars for the track, and focused versions like the Lamborghini Huracan STO have been further refined to deliver blistering on-track performance.

The Huracan STO is a hardcore version of the standard Huracan supercar and was launched in November last year to much acclaim. This track-oriented machine recently took a few hot laps around the Hockenheim circuit and returned some seriously impressive times.

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Sport Auto/YouTube
Sport Auto/YouTube
Sport Auto/YouTube

Before we get to the times, it's important to note why the STO is so special. First, the STO is a street-friendly version of the Huracan Super Trofeo race car and is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine producing 640 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Huracan STO can sprint to 62 mph in only 3 seconds, 124 mph in 9, and top out at 193 mph. The STO even has its own set of unique racing tires produced by Bridgestone and a one-piece carbon-fiber front-end.

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In the YouTube video posted by Sport Auto, we get to see the Huracan STO do what it does best: go really, really fast. With experienced test driver Christian Gebhardt behind the wheel, the STO managed to set a best lap time of 1 minute, 48.6 seconds. That places it just below the Mercedes-AMG GT R driven by Uwe Sener with a time of 1 minute, 48.5 seconds, and the Porsche 918 Spyder. Gebhardt did manage to beat his own time of 1 minute, 48.9 seconds in a McLaren 600LT, and his time of 1 minute, 49 seconds in the Lamborghini Huracan Evo. Whichever way you look at it, we're all winners here.

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