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One last cheer for the Lamborghini Huracan, the STJ

It seems that Automobili Lamborghini SpA is not yet ready to abandon the NA V10 engine in its Huracán range. They are currently producing the last examples of the Huracan STO, the Huracan Tecnica and the very special Huracan Sterrato. I’m not sure if the Huracan EVO is still in production, although a few EVO Spyders have been seen in recent road testing lately, you haven’t been able to order one of these Lamborghini V10 models for a while now, production has long been sold out… or is it?

It appears that Lamborghini has just filed a new trademark, the Huracan STJ, with a script that immediately reminds us of the Aventador SVJ, the Super Veloce Jota edition of which the 900 Coupe and 800 Roadster were built. Now it looks like Sant’Agata will do something similar as a last hurrah for the outgoing NA V10 engine. We assume that STJ will stand for Super Trofeo Jota, so most likely an even more track-focused version of the Huracan STO. While some sources mention that this Huracan STJ could be a track-only model for purists to take to the track, I personally don’t think so. In this case I think it would be called the SCV10, just like we had the great sounding SCV12 Essenza based on the Aventador.

Therefore, I think the Huracan STJ will be a very limited version of the Huracan STO, inspired by the great Super Trofeo EVO2 race car currently competing in the series. If we see a performance increase beyond the STO’s 640 hp, it’s unlikely. Lamborghini isn’t really in the race for power output at the moment, with its successor just around the corner, so I think maybe 650 hp could be an option, but I’m almost certain that with this upcoming Huracan STJ edition will get some really wild aerodynamics.

And it wouldn’t be the first time that an automaker has turned a car intended for the track into a street-legal flagship model in the range. Just look at the Ferrari with their new SF90 XX Stradale, normally within the Ferrari Roam, the XX moniker was reserved for a very small number of cars that couldn’t be driven on the road, but now they introduced this XX Stradale, a race car for the open road, and that’s why I’m thinking this new Huracan STJ will be something along those lines, a street legal version of the Super Trofeo EVO2 car, a bit like the STO is the “open road” Edition of the Huracan Super Trofeo was.

Be that as it may, it is very interesting to see a trademark being filed for the Lamborghini Huracan STJ at this time. We all know that the successor will probably be introduced later this year and that this car will most likely be a V8 engine, probably twin-turbo, but certainly in a hybrid package. And it’s been known for some time that all Huracan production was sold out long ago… so why invent another “special offer” based on the NA V10 platform that was supposed to be replaced in a few months? Is there a problem developing the successor?

Whatever the case may be, I for one am really looking forward to an official press release on this Lamborghini Huracan STJ, the Super Trofeo Jota Edition, which for now will be the last version of this extremely successful model from Sant’Agata, as we can only imagine imagine what this racing car could look like for the street. So I created a few virtual renderings of what I think we’ll see soon, in a few different colors. I do believe a Huracan STJ will be a very limited production model, perhaps even just 100 examples like we saw with the Aventador Ultimae Edition, and if the Huracan STJ looks anything like my renders, I’m sure , that enthusiasts will be excited until we get an order… By the time we see anything official in public, there’s a good chance that the entire production of the Huracan STJ will already be sold out too.

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