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Automobili Lamborghini celebrates the legendary V10

Automobili Lamborghini honors its legendary V10 super sports car by releasing ten units of the Huracán STJ, each featuring a unique performance upgrade package.

Thu, Apr 11, 2024 5:17pmGrey Clock 3 min

Automobili Lamborghini introduces the Huracán STJ, a special series limited to just ten units, serving as the final tribute to the super sports car powered by the renowned V10 engine, an engineering icon from the Sant’Agata Bolognese manufacturer.

This move not only commemorates the significant role the naturally aspirated V10 engine played in Lamborghinis history, particularly within the Huracán lineup introduced in 2014, but it also signals the transition towards a new era of hybrid super sports cars expected to debut by the end of 2024.

The “STJ” in Huracán STJ stands for Super Trofeo Jota, a nod to Lamborghini’s rich racing heritage and the rigorous specifications defined by the FIA’s Appendix J for racing vehicles. This designation is a testament to the brand’s dedication to performance and its storied history of track-focused models, such as the Miura SVJ and the Aventador SVJ.

A Masterpiece of Design and Aerodynamics

Drawing from the Huracán STO’s blueprint, the STJ edition pushes the boundaries of performance with a unique package that amplifies the racing DNA of its forerunner.

This package includes the innovative “cofango,” carbon fiber aerodynamic enhancements, and a tweaked rear wing angle that together deliver a 10% improvement in aerodynamic efficiency, ensuring the car remains agile and perfectly balanced.

The aerodynamic advancements stem from a decade of Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s dominance in Gran Turismo racing, marking a significant leap in design and engineering prowess.

While mirroring the STO’s power figures, 640 CV at 800 rpm and 565 Nm of torque controlled by a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox combined with the rear-wheel drive only, the Huracán STJ introduces race-derived, adjustable shock absorbers and bespoke Bridgestone Potenza Race tires to further refine its driving dynamics.

The shock absorbers are four-way adjustable to optimize the rebound and compression at both high and low frequencies, giving total freedom of choice in the set-up based on the track characteristics. The special characteristics of the shock absorbers allow lower spring stiffness to be used while maintaining optimal dynamic control of the car and increasing steering precision. To maximize the driving dynamics, special Bridgestone Potenza Race tires have been developed, made with a specific high grip compound and installed on 20” single-nut rims.

This meticulous attention to mechanical detail not only translates into superior handling and performance but also contributed to the car outperforming the Huracán STO in lap times at the Nardò Technical Center Handling Track.

Exclusive Aesthetics and Personalization

The car’s sporty essence and unique nature are mirrored in its design, offering two distinct configuration and color scheme options, meticulously crafted by Lamborghini Centro Stile.

The first option pairs Grigio Telesto (gray) exterior with a Nero Noctis (black) roof, accented by Rosso Mars (red) and Bianco Isi (white) highlights, alongside an interior featuring Nero Cosmus (black) Alcantara seats adorned with leather accents and Rosso Alala (red) stitching for contrast. The second variant features a Blu Eliadi (blue) exterior set against a Nero Noctis (black) roof, complemented by Rosso Mars (red) and Bianco Isi (white) accents.

Inside, the use of a special numbered carbon fiber plate and the option for a custom passenger-side plate elevate the sense of exclusivity, allowing owners to imprint their personal touch on this limited series.

As Lamborghini transitions to a new chapter with its upcoming hybrid super sports cars, the Huracán STJ stands as a fitting homage to the V10 engine’s legacy. It captures the peak of the Huracán family’s evolution, combining unparalleled performance with distinctive styling and the exclusive allure synonymous with the Lamborghini name.


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Designing Dreams: David Charette’s fascinating Spaces for Children’s Adventures

David Charette has teamed up with CIRCU Magical Furniture to design spaces that capture the essence of childhood wonder.

Tue, May 21, 2024 4 min

This collaboration between David Charette, founder and principal of Britto Charette, and CIRCU Magical Furniture aims to stimulate the imaginations of children, encouraging them to invent their own tales of adventure. Drawing on his extensive travels, Charette believes that journeying through different cultures can spark creativity in young minds.

His latest venture uses a mix of luxury elements and magical themes, incorporating products from CIRCU, Covet House, and other vendors to create unique, enchanting children’s rooms. These spaces are designed to reflect the excitement and mystery of exploring new worlds.

The Sleeping are:

David Charette has transformed a Montreal residence into a magical sleeping area where time seems to pause, and adventures await. Known for its long, cold winters and short days, Montreal served as the perfect backdrop for Charette’s vision of a space that remains warm and bright throughout the year.

Central to the design is the concept of “light and bright,” brought to life using de Gournay‘s hand-painted wall coverings in fresh mint, decorated with flying butterflies. These elements beautifully complement the original shapes of the KOKET Nymph Wall Lamp and the organic curves of the CIRCU Tristen Bed.

Charette’s attachment to the Tristen Bed stems not only from its youthful appeal but also from its ergonomic design, which makes it easy for children to climb in and out of, enhancing both its functionality and charm.

The Bed:

Charette paired the modern lines of the bed with the unique design of the Boca do Lobo Wave Nightstand and the funky style of Delightfull’s Billy Table Lamp. By blending these contemporary pieces with the classic elements in the decor of this luxury kids’ room, Charette has crafted a unique space that breathes a natural breeze of inspiration into any child’s environment.

This combination not only adds aesthetic appeal but also stimulates the imagination, making the room a perfect sanctuary for creativity and dreams.

The seating area:

The room also includes a cozy seating area perfect for young readers. Centred around the CIRCU Dainty Armchair, this space is tailored for kids, with the chair’s delicate structure and elegant design enhancing the room’s charm. Its pink velvet upholstery adds a vibrant pop of color, enriching the room’s palette. To distinctly separate this reading corner from the rest of the sleeping area, Charette chose the Boca Do Lobo Gold Folding Screen from Covet House, which not only adds an element of privacy but also contributes a touch of sophistication to the space.

The Play and Study area:

David Charette aimed to create a space with an “Out of Africa” vibe to spark a child’s imagination and inspire a passion for lifelong adventures and travels. Drawing from fond memories of camping during his own childhood, Charette incorporated a Teepee Tent into the room’s design, allowing children to feel as they are camping in a forest right within their own bedroom.

This nature-inspired theme is beautifully complemented by the Fornasetti wall coverings from Cole & Son and the Filigree Cricket Wall Lamp, which are insect-shaped sconces by Boca do Lobo.

Adding to the ambiance, Charette notes, “The clouds on the ceiling further the idea of camping (in this case “glamping”) and dreaming, and the Circu Cloud Suspension lamps add to the dreamy camping vibe.”

To maintain this adventurous theme, Charette selected the CIRCU NODO Suspension Chair. It not only brings a hint of outdoor fun indoors with an elegant flair but also offers a comfy spot for kids to unwind and lose themselves in their favorite stories.

In his design, David Charette, of Britto Charette, focused on enhancing the sense of freedom and sparking children’s imaginations in their own space. He chose one of his favorite pieces from CIRCU, the Sky Desk, for its playful design and inspirational form. Shaped like an airplane, this desk not only becomes the central feature of playtime but also transforms homework into an exciting adventure. The unique design aims to captivate and motivate young minds, turning everyday tasks into a flight of imagination.

David Charette designed this luxury children’s room with the hope that it would inspire children to dream, play, and develop a deep respect for nature as they embark on their own adventures.

He crafted the room to be “transitional,” capable of evolving with a child from toddler years into adolescence. This design approach not only aims to create a lasting, imaginative space for children but also to show parents the value of investing in unique, high-quality pieces like those from Circu. These carefully chosen items stand out from mass-produced children’s designs, offering both aesthetic appeal and long-term utility.


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