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Carbon-Bodied, Rear-Drive STJ Is Lambo’s Last Huracán

by Grace Houghton
11 April 2024 2 min read
Carbon-Bodied, Rear-Drive STJ Is Lambo’s Last Huracán
Photos: Lamborghini

At the end of this year, the V10–powered Huracán will be replaced by a hybrid supercar. Long live the final edition of the Huracán, the STJ!

Wait a second, those in the know may say. Lamborghini already has an electrified supercar, the Revuelto! Yes, but that beast is powered by a V12 with a plug-in hybrid system. Also, Revuelto starts at over £475K, placing it as the successor not to the V10-powered Huracán but to the V12 Aventador, whose final model year was 2022.

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Since 2003, Lamborghini has offered two flavours of supercar: A V12 flagship and a V10 stablemate. Think Murciélago and Gallardo, Aventador and Huracán, Revuelto and … we’ll know at the end of this year. The presence of a V10 isn’t a sure thing, according to the press release for the Huracán STJ, which is billed as “the last celebration of the super sports car equipped with the V10 engine.”

The last Huracán to have a V10? Since the Huracán will be replaced “by an all-new super sports car,” such a claim would be true, if redundant. Is the STJ the last V10 Lambo? The release stops short of that claim. Frankly, we’d expect Lamborghini to make a lot more noise if the STJ were the brand’s last ten-cylinder car ever.

Lamborghini Huracan STJ

So what is the STJ? Essentially, an aerodynamically-tweaked version of the STO, which was essentially a track-focused Huracán Performante minus the front drive shaft plus an all-new, aerodynamically fettled body made from carbon fibre. (For our track review of the STO, head over here. The short version? “Exceptionally exuberant.”)

Like the STO, the STJ wears special Bridgestone Potenza Race tyres, which may or may not be a new compound—it’s not clear from the release, so we’re guessing not. Given the temperatures in California during our track session with the STO – over 38 degrees – we were quite happy with the performance of the Potenza Race. Our main complaint, however, was that the tyre just wasn’t big enough. Lamborghini, for its part, says that the STJ laps the Nardò Ring over a second faster than the STO… presumably, with both in the hands of a professional racing driver.

What the STJ has that the STO doesn’t: Two new carbon-fibre “flicks,” a rear spoiler with an additional 3 degrees of angle, a new set of shock absorbers that are adjustable four ways, and softer springs.

Since Lamborghini is only making 10 STJs, it’s unlikely that any will do much track time. If they are driven, it will be on the street. You’ll see them in one of two colours – grey or blue – both with black roofs and red and white details.

Here’s to the final 10 Huracáns. May they have a more felicitous journey to their owners than those final 15 Avendators.

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