Lamborghini Huracan STO 2021 review

Posted in CAR NEWS on July 30, 2021

Oversteer is readily engendered: Trofeo mode allows substantial slip before the stability control intervenes (although the lost time reported by the telemetry’s Delta function proves that the Potenza Race tyres prefer to deliver their grip cleanly). Based on my experience at Nardò, the less aggressive Sport tyres will be slower but happier to turn playful.

Rising levels of aerodynamic downforce also make an increasingly obvious contribution as speeds rise. This happens pretty much invisibly: the STO’s steering doesn’t get heavier or its ride harsher as it gets pushed harder into the ground. But the speeds it can carry through faster corners, especially Vallelunga’s adrenaline-spiking first turn (which the Huracán takes in fifth gear), quickly prove how much behind- the-scenes assistance is going on.

The CCM-R brakes are hugely powerful and seemingly tireless, with a switchable data screen giving a colour-coded graphical indication of the temperatures being generated. Even the hardest use and taking the STO either close or into ABS intervention could only occasionally turn this readout from green to yellow, and then only fleetingly. The pedal feels a bit lighter than the supercar norm but stiffens after a small amount of initial travel to make it easier to modulate pressure.

The STO also has a comprehensive on-board telemetry system, able to log data, record videos (which can then be uploaded to an app) and even suggest optimal gears for each corner on mapped circuits. The official idea is to help owners hone their driving technique, although the ability to share heroic track-driving exploits with friends and acquaintances is likely to hold a bigger appeal. Read more at: Best Sport Cars