Track-Ready Supercars Compared: Lamborghini Huracan STO vs Porsche 992 GT3
The Lamborghini STO, standing for “Super Trofeo Omologata,” marks the end of the Huracan era. Priced at £260,000 for the base model and easily surpassing £330,000 with additional specifications, the STO is positioned as a halo model, replacing the beloved Performante.
Drawing inspiration from the Super Trofeo race car, the STO boasts a stripped-down, race-focused design. Its interior is characterized by bare carbon elements, providing a raw and immersive driving experience. Despite lacking traditional amenities like a rear window and boot, the STO aims to captivate enthusiasts with its pure driving thrill.
The heart of the STO is a 5.2-liter V10 engine, producing 631 brake horsepower. While this may seem modest compared to some rivals, the STO distinguishes itself with a design philosophy rooted in the Super Trofeo’s race DNA. The car’s magnesium wheels, carbon fiber bodywork, and a thinner windscreen contribute to a weight reduction of 43 kilograms, making it 43 kilograms lighter than its predecessor.
On the other side of the spectrum, we have the Porsche 911 GT3, known for its precision, aerodynamics, and a heritage deeply rooted in motorsport. Priced competitively, the GT3 offers a balance between track performance and everyday usability.
The GT3 features a naturally aspirated four-liter flat-six engine, delivering a linear power delivery that enthusiasts appreciate on both tracks and roads. Aerodynamic improvements, such as a rear diffuser generating four times more downforce than its predecessor, contribute to the GT3’s exceptional track performance.
The car’s seven-speed PDK gearbox receives acclaim for its seamless and fast shifts. Porsche’s commitment to heritage and passion is evident in the GT3’s development, ensuring a connection to the brand’s storied history in motorsport.
For a more in-depth comparison between these two track-focused supercars from Lamborghini and Porsche, watch this video from Supercar Driver on YouTube as they take them for a drive.