The Lamborghini Huracan STJ Signals the Conclusion of the V10 Supercar Era

shawn By On 11/04/2024 at 13:01

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At the close of the year, Lamborghini's Huracán supercar will bid farewell, making way for its plug-in hybrid successor. The upcoming model is anticipated to swap the current V-10 engine for a twin-turbocharged V-8, marking a significant evolution in the automaker's lineup.

The Lamborghini Huracan STJ

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The durable Huracán Sterrato, which debuted last year, was initially believed to be the ultimate iteration of the Huracán. Lamborghini surprised enthusiasts by unveiling the new Huracán STJ on Wednesday, symbolizing the conclusion of this iconic line.

The 'ST' designation in the name pays homage to Lamborghini's Super Trofeo one-make racing series centered around the Huracán, while the 'J' continues the brand's tradition of using it in the names of high-performance models. This tradition traces back to the Miura SVJ, an exceptionally rare hardcore version of the Miura inspired by the unique Miura Jota prototype crafted by Bob Wallace to comply with the FIA's Appendix J racing regulations.

Drawing from the already extreme Huracán STO, the Huracán STJ matches its 631 horsepower output. Similar to the STO, the STJ is equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that channels power exclusively to the rear wheels.

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In pursuit of enhanced performance, the engineers prioritized aerodynamics and chassis refinement. Notable updates include the addition of flics at the car's front and a rear wing with a 3-degree steeper angle compared to the STO, resulting in increased downforce at both ends.

The chassis now features four-way adjustable dampers, replacing the standard active set. Lamborghini asserts that these dampers allow for a softer spring setting without compromising handling prowess.

A set of bespoke 20-inch wheels with center locks has been paired with newly developed Bridgestone Potenza Race tires to optimize grip and performance.

As per Lamborghini, the modifications resulted in a lap time improvement of over one second at Italy's Nardò test track compared to the STO.

The car will be available in two exterior color combinations. One option includes a gray body with accents in black, red, and white. The other option, depicted here, showcases a blue body with matching black, red, and white accents.

Production of the Huracán STJ will be limited to just 10 units. Lamborghini has not disclosed whether any will be available for purchase in the U.S. Pricing details for the car have not been provided by the automaker.

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