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What's it all mean? Lamborghini says the Performante can lap Daytona in 1:51.80, while the full-race-car Huracán GT3 EVO can do so in 1:46.40. The STO splits the two nicely, turning in a 1:48.86 lap. That's pretty dang impressive for a street-legal anything.
In terms of kinematic changes, the track has been widened, the bushings are stiffer, and the car features STO-specific anti-roll bars. The Huracán STO also has special, asymmetrical Bridgestone Potenza Sport tires. No Pirellis? Sacrilegio, right? Actually, it's not the first time Lambo has shelved the Pirellis; due to noise regulations, the Diablo had to use Bridgestones in Switzerland. Besides, Reggiani says these Bridgestones offer not only increased performance over the Trofeos found on the Performante and EVO but that the additional performance won't degrade after several laps—an issue we've noticed with the Pirellis.
The STO has Brembo's mid-level CCM-R carbon-ceramic brake system, the same sort of stoppers found on the McLaren Senna. The first level is just for street use and called CCM. You'll find these on cars like the Performante/EVO, as well as Porsche GT3 and Ferrari Pista. CCM-R are rated for both street and track use, whereas the highest-level brakes, called Carbon-Carbon, are track-only. Lamborghini claims the CCM-R brakes endow the STO with 25 percent more stopping power, decelerate 7 percent more quickly, handle heat four times better, and are 60 percent more resistant to stress than CCM brakes. They should be even more resistant to fade, too, as the STO features a unique brake cooling system which also allows the driver to monitor each rotor's temperature from inside the car.
The mode selector switch on the bottom of the steering wheel remains, but the modes themselves have changed to STO, Trofeo, and Pioggia. The default STO position is the on-road mode, and equivalent to the Performante's Sport setting. This is a great thing, as the least-aggressive Strada mode on most Huracáns is, well, a bad mode due to the throttle mapping, and most MotorTrend staffers instantly click the cars into Sport. The STO saves this step. Trofeo is dry race mode, and Piaggia is wet race mode. It's as simple as that. Speaking of simple, the front of the STO tips forward like a Miura's, and the frunk is perfectly sized to hold a helmet. In case all the foregoing isn't racy enough for you, four-point belts are standard.