The athletic romanticism of the Lamborghini Huracan STO cannot be denied. With so much focus on power and design, performance is often taken lightly. The latest version of the Lamborghini Huracan is an intoxicating combination of all three of those factors.

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From the outside, to a novice, the Huracan STO doesn’t look unlike nearly every other Huracan product. It wears all Lamborghini trademarks: a pinched snoot, arrow taillights, and a dynamic exterior that glides through the air.

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Its body is made of 75 percent carbon fiber, which lends itself to its sculpted appearance and light weight.

The car’s sleek but brutal exterior is not as elegant as a Ferrari nor as New Age as the Pininfarina Batista. However, the Huracan and its many variants are fearless Lamborghinis.

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The heart of the car is this robust 640-horsepower V10 engine, which uses its 416 pound-feet of torque to propel the supercar off the line and to 62 mph in a quick 3.0 seconds. It can accelerate to 124 mph in nine seconds flat.

It’s zippy, but not uncontrollably. The car’s track-ready equipment and honed dynamics work hand in hand with the aerodynamics of its body to keep motion steady and smooth and the sweet growl emanating from the exterior.

Lamborghini designed the car using engineering knowledge gained from the Huracan Super Trofeo and GT3 EVO. Because the Huracan is part performance sports car, part road-worthy daily driver its suspension doesn’t ride like a rock in the tarmac of a raceway.

Big Willow’s sidewall has a bit of bounce and Lamborghini dumps some of it on its occupants. But, because this sporty setup isn’t as rigid as a slab, even at 150 mph, the bumps aren’t enough to steer the steering or distract from the task at hand.

Part of the jostler’s shortcoming can also be attributed to the single slotted rear wing, which has a double airfoil design. This, combined with sticky bespoke Bridgestone Potenza tires, a shark fin on the rear bonnet, and sturdy but not tactile Brembo CCM-R brakes, had no trouble with a fade after over 13 miles with 45 corners, 90-minute course on three repeats.

The Huracan STO wears magnesium rims and can be equipped with road or track versions of the Potenzas.

Drivers can improve their driving experience through three new drive modes: STO, Trofeo and Pioggia. The STO is for road driving, the Trofeo maximizes the car’s on-track performance and the Pioggia is designed for the times when owners take their Huracan STO out for a drive in the rain.

Steering is precise but not so honed that a slight movement sends the car in the opposite direction. This makes piloting easy but still an experience that requires close attention.

The car’s interior is not sparse, but rather in line with Lamborghini’s expectation – nothing more or less. Switches, wheels and screens are all within easy reach of the driver. Its seats are quite comfortable and it is not difficult to fit a woman of average height with a helmet behind the steering wheel.

Key features of the $327,838 Huracan STO aren’t appointments or in-cabin technology. This is the way to drive a car. And, hoo boy, its equal parts grace and patience are a thing of visceral beauty.