THE Crown Towers resort complex at Barangaroo in inner Sydney was the venue for the unveiling of the most track focused road car Lamborghini has ever built, the Huracán STO, or Super Trofeo Omologata.
Showcased to an exclusive group of customers and the media, the road-homologated super sports car was inspired by the racing heritage of Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s one-make race series with the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO.
Likewise, its three-time 24 Hours of Daytona-winning and two-time 12 Hours of Sebring-winning Huracán GT3 EVO played a role in shaping the new icon of performance for the brand.
The reveal of the V10 enabled customers to see the naturally aspirated 640HP (470kW) power plant, producing 565Nm, in the flesh, with Exhaust Notes Australia given the honour of starting it for the gathered crowd.
The rear-wheel drive Huracán STO delivers exhilarating acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 3.0 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 9.0 seconds and a top speed of 310 km/h. However, its heart beats with the exhilaration and emotion of a race car.
Superior aerodynamic efficiency, extensive use of lightweight materials, unfettered steering and first-class braking performance, ensure the Huracán STO delivers the emotion of a track experience on every road drive.
“The Huracán STO is a natural progression and pays great homage to the Lamborghini Squadra Corse heritage,” Automobili Lamborghini’s area manager for Oceania, Peter Crombie-Brown said.
“It’s no surprise, using the technology of a winning racetrack car and turning it road-legal creates a superior super sports car, delivering an emotional, exhilarating and a mirroring driving feeling to customers, like no other,” he added.
“The intellect gained from both our Super Trofeo and GT3 programs has been truly polished and embodied in the Huracán STO.”
Lamborghini Sydney sales manager Yvonne Buchreiter echoed the sentiments.
“Unveiling the new Lamborghini Huracán STO in Sydney at the never been utilised event space at Crown Towers has truly provided our customers with an unforgettable experience, influenced by the real thrill of the paddock.”
The adrenaline-charged unveiling was complimented by gastronomic fine dining by a’Mare and a special presentation in a track inspired setting, true to the Lamborghini DNA.
In a post event interview with the assembled media, newly appointed Region Director for Asia Pacific, Francesco Scardaoni confirmed the company has no plans in its immediate future for a full electric vehicle.
He also highlighted the opportunities for further development of the Huracán platform, which has been the company’s best selling vehicle of all-time, and its naturally aspirated V10 power plant.
The latter is however not its only focus, as confirmation came from Scardaoni that Lamborghini was indeed investigating the use of hybrid technology as a bridge between its current models and its future, given the success of the powertrain created for the Sian.
The new Lamborghini Huracán STO retail base price starts from AUD $596,000 plus on-roads.