If you had told us eight years ago that 20,000 copies of the Lamborghini Huracan were going to be built, we’d have called you crazy. Lamborghini, after all, was a company that less than 20 years ago couldn’t sell 300 cars in a year. But here we are, and here is Huracan 20k, an STO in grey that’s bound for Monaco.
The Lamborghini Huracan replaced the Gallardo in 2014. Gallardo was the second Lambo designed under Audi ownership. It is where the raging bull really hit its stride in becoming more than just a brand you saw on posters but not on the road.
Lamborghini learned from Gallardo. It’s how they’ve managed to keep a car that is incredibly fashion-forward selling hot nearly 10 years later.
So Many Special Editions. Still So Special?
The secret? Special editions. So many special editions, along with unprecedented levels of customization options.
How many? Twelve versions, though we’ll only cover the big ones. Starting with the original LP 610-4 Lamborghini Huracan coupe. The debut car (sharing some bits with Audi’s R8) made 610-horsepower from its 5.2L V10 and could hit 60 miles per hour in three and a half seconds.
The second was a convertible, and you’ll notice that theme coming back. If there’s a special coupe, there is probably a special convertible wearing a Spyder badge.
Rear Wheel Drive and Convertibles Play a Big Part
Lamborghini’s next Huracan dropped all-wheel drive and 30 horses. The LP 580-2 sent all of its power to the rear in the name of driver engagement. That’s code for big, smoky drifts. It arrived in 2015 (the Spyder a year later), and had a special edition of its own called Avio.
There was also one built just for Pope Francis in 2017. We can’t confirm that he was spotted doing donuts around Rome, but the car was auctioned for charity soon after the gifting. Models for the Policia, airport follow cars, country-specific paint jobs, and loads of other ultra-niche cars came and went along the way.
Huracan Performante With More Power
With 640-horsepower, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante arrived in 2016. Active aero and more power from the V10 meant a quicker car and a Nurburgring record.
A facelift model showed up in 2019, called the Huracan Evo. Some new bodywork was fitted with the 640 hp engine. Then the company added rear-wheel steering, torque vectoring, and better body control computers. It got a 610 hp rear-drive variant in 2020.
Car 20k Arrives
Car 20,000 is a Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Omologata, or STO. It’s a roadgoing copy of the Huracan Super Trofeo and GT3 cars that compete in legendary races like the 24 Hous of Daytona.
Still 640 hp, STO means rear-drive, 60 miles per hour in 3.0 seconds, and more grip and less extra than any other Huracan.
What’s next? The Huracan isn’t being put out to stud just yet. Instead, there’s another special edition on the way.
Technica and Expected Final Edition
It’s called the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica. Positioned between Evo and STO, this $250,000 rolling sculpture is a bit of a greatest hits album.
A smaller wing than STO, it’s still plenty flashy. It has the STO’s 640 hp engine, drives the rear wheels, and has more downforce and less drag than the standard Evo. While Lambo expects the STO to be a track day special, Tecnica is meant for fast road work. So it has creature comforts like adaptive dampers.
There is one final version of the Huracan expected before the model is replaced. The rumors for that one are some of the strangest we’ve heard since Lamborghini first announced an SUV. A lifted model with underbody protection, following in the Safari style growing in popularity with Porsche 911 enthusiasts.
We can only imagine what that one might be like. Until we see it, raise a glass of prosecco to the highest-selling Lamborghini ever. At least until the Urus SUV hits 20k, which will probably happen next month despite it launching five years later.