Lamborghini Huracan STJ Could Be The Supercar's Send-Off

Lamborghini has a penchant for two things: V12s and acronyms. This patent filing, uncovered by CarBuzz and AutoGuide, is the latter and hints at some things to come for what is now the V10’s last stand, the Huracan. Filings with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) show the automaker has filed patents for the names Huracan STJ and STJ. What it stands for is more of a mystery. Some V10 Joy? Sayonara V10 Joy? Given Lambo’s previously mentioned love of all words (especially Italian ones) shortened, it’s actually not super hard to extrapolate what the letters might mean.

The Huracan, like the Gallardo before it, has its own one-make race series, Lamborghini Super Trofeo. Or, ST. The “J” took a little more digging, but we’re relatively confident in our theory- the letter should stand for “Jota.” Lamborghini has a history with the name, as it turns out, having used it on both the Aventador SuperVeloce Jota (SVJ) and on the Muira. The Muira Jota was significantly lighter, featuring wider wheels and more power. Without getting too bogged down in Lamborghinis past, the name is usually reserved for the brand’s go-fastest cars, beginning with that first iteration.

Likely, that’ll be the story here, supposing this car ever sees the light of day. The Huracan’s V10-powered days are surely numbered after Audi stopped using the powerplant for the also-deceased R8, and a lightweight, super-fast tie-in with the brand’s long-standing motorsports series seems like a fitting way to send the Huracan (and likely its V10) off into the scrapyard beyond.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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