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2025 Lamborghini Huracan STJ Gives V10 Enthusiasts Thrilling Send Off

by | April 11, 2024

Lamborghini Huracan STJ marks the end of an era for Italian sports car brand as the company not only says goodbye to the Huracan but also the iconic V10 that helped mold Lamborghini into the global icon that it is today. 

Lamborghini is preparing for a hybrid powered future with the end of the Huracan and its mighty 5.2-liter V10.

Sometimes, saying goodbye can be a very difficult thing to do and in the case of Lamborghini, that means saying goodbye to not only the Huracan, but also the mighty 5.2-liter V10 that gave it the performance and the swagger needed to help it be a sales success. The Huracan was a classic example of a car having the perfect gameplan with the V10’s performance being balanced out by the Huracan’s slick exterior styling and the advanced technology hiding underneath the skin. 

However, The Huracan is not going away with a mere whimper, but rather, a loud bang, with the Italian supercar company confirming that the Huracan and the V10 engine will be both starring in one final act before they ride off into retirement, the 2025 Lamborghini Huracan STJ  

STJ promises to be an unforgettable swan song


The 2025 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Jota (STJ) is based on the Huracan STO but Lamborghini engineers used the special occasion to make the STJ into a unique beast that any Lamborghini owner would love. The core design is carried over from the STO, but the J gets a new aero package that adds carbon fiber-adorned flicks in the front end and a new wing with a revised angle. Lamborghini says that the new setup helped the STJ make its way around the Nardo race track a second faster than a standard STO model. 

In addition to the tweaked aero package, Lamborghini also designed two exclusive liveries for the STJ. Shown here is the blue livery with this color getting contrasting red and white contrast accents and a black roof. Buyers looking for a more subdued color scheme can also go for a grey color scheme that gets the aforementioned red and white accents. Both setups come with 20-inch center locking wheels. 

V10 is still a showstopper

A potent selling point of the Huracan was its mid-mounted 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine and the STJ continues this established tradition to the bitter end. The engine is carried over from the STO unchanged and still produces 631 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque. Lamborghini didn’t reveal how quickly the car can get to 60 mph but look for the STJ to match the 2.6 second figure posted by the STO. 

While these figures might disappoint some buyers that were hoping for one last infusion of power before the Huracan’s demise, it’s also a potent reminder of how far the car has come since it was introduced to the market back in 2014. The V10 powering it has been around for even longer and first appeared in its predecessor, the Lamborghini Gallardo back in 2003 as a smaller 5.0-liter before revisions in 2019 allowed it to grow to 5.2 liters. The engine also provided the muscle for outrageous creations like the Sesto Elemento and the futuristic Egoista Concept

Supporting roles 

The Huracan’s V10 also saw duty in models like the Audi R8.

When the V10 engine wasn’t busy providing the muscle for both the Gallardo and the Huracan, it was also seeing duty in other models within Volkswagen’s broader brand empire. The most notable of these was the Huracan’s Audi badged cousin the R8. The R8 appeared in 2006 and while it was originally offered with a base 4.2-liter V8 to go along with the V10, the beefier ten-cylinder ultimately proved to be more popular with customers and prompted Audi to get rid of the slow-selling V8 a few years later.  

Other lesser-known cameo appearances included the Audi S8 and S6/RS6 with the engine receiving tweaks to not only detune it but to also make it work with the front-engine layout of those two models. This underlying flexibility is a talent that’s often overlooked and is not something many powerplants can lay claim to either.   

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Already spoken for 

Lamborghini is only builidng 10 examples of the STJ before Huracan production ends.

Buyers looking to add a 2025 Lamborghini Huracan STJ to their garage will be disappointed to hear that they are late to the party. Lamborghini confirmed that it’s not only building 10 examples of the STJ, but that all of them have already been sold to well-heeled buyers. That’s often the case with ultra rare models like the STJ with companies sometimes limiting order requests to a small pool of buyers who have proven to be extremely loyal and are equally willing to open their wallets to get one for themselves. 

The Huracan’s replacement is expected to be revealed later this year, but the thirsty V10 will make way for a smaller engine with persistent rumors saying that it will be mated to a hybrid system for improved efficiency and performance. While this new setup will help the company comply with tightening fuel emission standards, it will always lack the sound, raw power, and unique character that helped define the V10 and that’s what we’ll ultimately miss the most about it when it takes its final retirement laps in the STJ.   


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