Lamborghini Huracan STO Gets New Exhaust From Valentino Balboni
Lamborghini Huracan STO owners looking to modify their supercar now have a new option from the VB. The company, founded by former Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni, is working on a new mild hybrid titanium-Inconel exhaust system for the supercar.
The exhaust follows the formula of other VB systems – reducing weight. The new Huracan system weighs just 14.2 pounds (6.45 kilograms). The system is made of titanium for the exhaust itself, with Inconel used for the bellows; however, both materials presented welding challenges, forcing VB to design exhausts with two billet titanium cut links on each pipe.
The exhaust also introduces gas flow optimization based on jet engine technology, and is completely handcrafted by TIG welding. The exhaust is a bolt-on product, using OEM mounts, which you would expect from a former Lamborghini test driver.
“Our new VB exhaust is the best system that could possibly be produced for the amazing Huracan STO,” said Balboni, “I’m not going to hide that this exhaust has been the most challenging and exciting so far to design.”
Balboni started the VB in 2016, building titanium exhausts for the Aventador LP-750 SV, which was followed by a custom pipe for the Aventador S series. VB has also made exhausts for the Aventador SVJ and Ultimee.
The Lamborghini Huracan STO debuted in late 2020, designed as a road race car as the company wanted to build a lighter supercar than the Huracan Performante. Lamborghini uses carbon fiber for more than 75 percent of the car’s bodywork and is able to make the windshield 20 percent lighter as well.
Powering the supercar is a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 630 horsepower (470 kilowatts) and 443 pound-feet (600 Newton-meters) of torque. It can reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in three seconds. It only takes nine to reach 124 mph (200 kph).
VB will limit production of the Huracan STO exhaust system to just 40 units worldwide. However, it will also offer Valentino’s 20 signature edition system, which will display the owner’s name and other one-time details for special clients. The exhaust is made in Italy, and VB ships it in a “very exclusive flight case.” Neat.