The STO isn’t about raw power, but rather about honed airflow, sharpened handling and a meticulous dedication to removing weight. So, while it uses the same V10 engine as the rest of the Huracán range, here producing 640hp, it is much lighter. In fact, compared with the Huracán Performante – previously the most focused version – the STO is 43kg lighter.
The weight savings have been achieved through a switch to rear-wheel-drive – rather than four-wheel-drive – magnesium wheels and even a windscreen that is 20% lighter than the Performante’s.
In the cabin, you’ll find lightweight door latches, carbon fibre-backed seats, carbon fibre door panels and even carbon-fibre weave mats in the place of carpet – all in the name of saving weight. At the rear is a new bumper constructed built with an aerospace-inspired ‘sandwich’ technique, using 25% less material but with identical rigidity, and a manually adjustable wing.
That wing itself is part of a new package of aero upgrades to both improve airflow efficiency and downforce, boosting them by 37% and 53% respectively. At the front of the car you’ll find a new splitter, new bonnet ducts – for both cooling and downforce – and a redesigned underbody and diffuser. Perhaps the most striking addition is an integrated ‘shark fin’ on the rear bonnet, improving the STO’s, both providing extra stability during high-speed straight-line runs, and helping straighten airflow onto the wing, increasing downforce during cornering.