Meet the most track-focused Lamborghini Huracan yet.

    The 2021 Huracan STO has leaked hours ahead of its planned debut, revealing the rear-wheel drive supercar’s more aggressive look and wild aerodynamics package inspired by the Huracan Super Trofeo race car.

    That’s right, rear-wheel drive. CarExpert understands the Huracan STO will share its naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine with the previous Huracan Performante, but send all 471kW and 600Nm to the back wheels. Time to pop a brave pill, then.

    With no front differential or driveshaft, the STO should be lighter than the Performante or Huracan Evo on which it’s based.

    And with a more aggressive front splitter, a rear wing inspired by the Aventador SVJ, and a massive rear diffuser, it should create more downforce than its already-sticky predecessor.

    Debuted on the Huracan Performante, it’s also likely a further development of the ‘Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva’ aerodynamics system will feature on the Huracan STO.

    Given the Huracan Performante was briefly the fastest production car around the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a 6:52.01 lap, there’s a good chance Lamborghini will attempt to beat the 6:43.61 record set by the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series when the STO launches.

    Pricing hasn’t been confirmed, but a sticker north of $600,000 before on-road costs is likely in Australia. It’s not clear if numbers will be capped, but CarExpert understands the Huracan STO will be a full production model.

    The official Huracan STO reveal will be streamed in the early hours of November 19, Australian time.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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