A Hard Task

How do you measure racing prestige and heritage in a road car? This is a difficult question as governments worldwide create certain restrictions that all vehicles must follow to be driven on public roads. However, on the track, there are different rules and regulations regarding how a car must be in terms of safety, emissions, power, and handling. When you compare the two, you see the stark contrast between a purpose-built race car, purely built to fit the racing series standards, versus a car with died-down performance standards, built to get groceries.

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Cam: ILCE-7RM3 – Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art 019 @ 24mm

Comparing the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo and Huracan Evo RWD

Let’s look at the differing stats of the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo and the more base model, Huracan Evo RWD. The Super Trofeo Evo weighs in at roughly 2800 lbs. The Evo RWD weighs 200 lbs more, due to its more luxurious interior and road-built styling. Additionally, the interior of the Super Trofeo is a mere seat, steering wheel, and dashboard. The Super Trofeo also has an almost fully carbon fiber body due to its tensile strength and low amount of weight, whereas the regular road-legal version comes in as a mix between some carbon elements and an aluminum body. As you may be able to tell, there is a huge difference between Lamborghini’s race car Huracan, and their more daily-able driver’s car.

The Concept of Street-Legal Race Cars and Homologation

What happens if you decide on a street-legal race car? A car that you may track with ease, but also be able to take to pick up your kid from school? This is where the Lamborghini Huracan STO (Super Trofeo Omologato) comes into play. Omologato is the Italian word for approved or, in racing terms, homologation. Homologation refers to a street-legal, less purpose-built version of a race car. In certain racing series throughout history, car companies had to comply with race rules by selling a certain number of road versions of a car, to put their car into the racing series. The naming of a homologated race car fits the STO perfectly.

Cam: ILCE-7RM3 – Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art 019 @ 24mm
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Introduction to the Lamborghini Huracan STO

Let’s dive into a quick introduction to the Lamborghini Huracan STO. The STO starts at a base MSRP of $334,000. This street-legal race car builds 631 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque, sent to its rear wheels from a naturally aspirated 5.2l V10. Like its race car Big Brother, the STO is made up almost entirely of carbon fiber and contains many performance-oriented design choices and aero parts. It runs a wicked 10.4-second quarter mile and goes 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds. However, straight-line speed is not what makes this car special.

Although Lamborghini never released the STO’s Nürburgring full track time, it had a Nürburgring GP Sprint time of 1:32.30, 0.8 seconds more than the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Even if you do not track the car, it is still an absolute blast on the roads. STO Owner Aidan O’Neil adds that “driving the Huracan STO feels insane. It has near endless grip and a glorious V10 sound that sings for miles down backroads. It is one of the last of its kind as there is no longer a V10 car still in production.”

About The Owner

Aidan is an 18-year-old video game designer behind some of the largest mobile games from Northern Kentucky. He has built his empire from games like Roblox, and other popular games. Because of his success, he has been able to create a beautiful car collection from a very young age. Aidan currently owns a Huracan STO, Aventador LP770-4 SVJ, 1,800HP Underground Racing Gallardo Superleggera, McLaren 720s, BMW M3, and a Porsche 911 992 Turbo S.

His favorite part of ownership of the STO is “sharing the car with other people and letting them experience things that they normally wouldn’t be able to.” Aidan’s goal is to “inspire people to work hard and accomplish anything they want.”

Cam: ILCE-7RM3 – Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art 019 @ 24mm