Lamborghini Huracán STO Review: An Intoxicating Blend of Athleticism and Style

Lamborghini Huracán STO
The Lamborghini Huracán STO is the company's new track-ready daily driver. Automobili Lamborghinibili

The athletic romanticism of the Lamborghini Huracán STO cannot be denied. With so much focus on power and design often performance is taken for granted. The newest version of the Lamborghini Huracán is an intoxicating combination of all three of those factors.

From the outside, to a novice, the Huracán STO looks not unlike nearly every other Huracan product. It wears all of the Lamborghini trademarks: a pinched snoot, arrow taillights, and a dynamic exterior that slips through the wind.

Its body is made up of 75 percent carbon fiber, lending to its sculpted appearance and light weight.

The cars sleek but brutish exterior is not as elegant a look as a Ferrari nor as new age as the Pininfarina Battista. The Huracán and its numerous variants are, however, unabashedly Lamborghini.

The heart of the car is it's robust 640-horsepower V10 engine, which uses its 416 pound-feet of torque to propel the supercar off the line and to 62 mph in a quick 3.0 seconds. It can get to 124 mph in nine seconds flat.

That's zippy, but not uncontrollably so. The car's track-ready equipment and honed dynamics work hand-in-hand with its body's aerodynamics to keep movement steady and smooth with a sweet growl emanating from the exterior.

Lamborghini Huracán STO
The car has a zero to 62 mph time of 3.0 seconds. Automobili Lamborghini

Lamborghini designed the car using the engineering knowledge garnered from the Huracán Super Trofeo and GT3 EVO. Because the Huracán is part performance sports car, part road-worthy daily driver it's suspension doesn't ride like a rock across the tarmac of the raceway.

There's a little bounce in the pavement at Big Willow and the Lamborghini passes some of that onto its occupants. But, because it's sporty setup isn't as stiff as a slab, the bumps are never enough to jostle steering or distract from the task at hand, even at 150 mph.

Part of that lack of jostle can also be chalked up to the single slotted rear wing, which features a double airfoil design. It's combined with sticky bespoke Bridgestone Potenza tires, a shark fin on the back bonnet, and strong but not touchy Brembo CCM-R brakes that had no trouble with fade after over 13 miles of laps with 45 corners rounded, on repeat three times over the course of 90 minutes.

Lamborghini Huracán STO
The car features a movable wing to aid with downforce. Automobili Lamborghini

The Huracán STO wears magnesium rims and can be equipped with either road or track versions of the Potenzas.

Drivers can hone their driving experience via three new drive modes: STO, Trofeo and Pioggia. STO is for road driving, Trofeo maximizes the car's on-track performance and Pioggia is designed for when owners take their Huracán STO out for a drive in the rain.

Steering is precise but not so honed in that one minor movement sends the car in the opposite direction. This makes piloting easy but still an experience that requires full attention.

The interior of the car isn't sparse, but instead suitable to what's expected of the Lamborghini - nothing more or less. Switches, the wheel, and screen are all within easy reach of the driver. It's seats are comfortable enough and it's not difficult to fit a female of average height with a helmet on behind the steering wheel.

The highlights of the $327,838 Huracán STO aren't the appointments or in-cabin technology. It's the way the car drives. And, hoo boy, its equal parts of grace and grit are a thing of visceral beauty.