Date posted : August 17. 2014
After a few teasers the wait is finally over, Automobili Lamborghini SpA has officially unveiled the next generation race car made in Sant'Agata ... the Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo that will compete in all three series during the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo season, Europe, North America and Asia.
If you know about the designation Lamborghini has been using for their models you'll immediately notice something rather strange about the name for this 2015 Super Trofeo car, not only does it gain 10hp over the standard Huracán LP610-4 ... but this racing derivative is also rear wheel drive only, which is a first for this one-make series ... both previous Gallardo Super Trofeo editions were all-wheel drive ... Lamborghini states driving a rear wheel drive only Huracán will allow the pilots to evolve into GT racing more easily.
Thanks to the hybrid carbon fiber/aluminium chassis of the Lamborghini Huracán this racing variant weighs only 1,270 Kgs (2,800 Lbs) which brings an impressive weight/power ratio of 2kg/hp (4.5 lbs/hp) to the track ... I'm sure this car will bring a lot of spectacle to the race track next year.
In fact the new Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo was developed by the Squadra Corse department in collaboration with Dallara Engineering ... we all remember the founder of the latter, Giampaolo Dallara, as one of the members of the initial team that were there when Automobili Lamborghini SpA was founded back in 1963, Dallara also worked on the Miura by the way ... so the Huracán Super Trofeo heritage goes back a long way.
According to Maurizio Reggiani, Director of Research and Develoment for Lamborghini, the 2015 Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo was built from scratch as a race car, hence it is an all-new car that might look like a wider version of the street car, and yes it does use the same V10 direct-injection engine ... but that is where the comparison ends ... the LP620-2 is a true racing concept turned into reality.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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