Automobili Lamborghini unveiled its next generation motorsports machine: the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo in Monterey. The car will debut in all three (Europe, Asia and North America) of the brand’s one-make Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series in 2015. The Huracán picks up where its predecessor, the Gallardo, left off.
The redesigned Huracán Super Trofeo was developed in collaboration with Dallara Engineering, with direct involvement by founder Giampaolo Dallara. Dallara’s history with Lamborghini dates back to 1963 when he worked as a Lamborghini engineer and later led the development of the legendary Miura.
Its engine bay is home to a ten-cylinder, much like the road-going Huracán. Unlike the coupe, the racer boasts 620 horsepower, from the LP610-4. But the Super Trofeo tips the scales at just 2,800 pounds, nearly 400 pounds less than the standard model, thanks to the removal of the all-wheel-drive system. The weight/power ratio is 4.5 lbs/hp.
Lamborghini have upgraded the car’s aerodynamics, offering drivers the option of ten different settings for the rear wing, as well as new front and rear diffusers and adjustable front air intakes. The car also features specially formatted Pirelli race rubber to ensure it puts all the 620 horsepower down on the track.
The Huracán Super Trofeo marks a new benchmark for the race series. ”The Huracán Super Trofeo is an all-new car built from scratch with a clear racing concept,” said Maurizio Reggiani, Board Member and Director of Research and Development for Automobili Lamborghini. ”We believe the car will be as fun for fans to watch as it will be rewarding for our racers to drive.”