In 1972, Doug Call of Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A., ordered a very special car from a small shop in Bologna, AMS.
This car is probably the nearest Lamborghini ever came to racing in these early years, the AMS was actually powered by a Miura V-12 engine.
This engine was mounted on a tubular chassis with a wheelbase of 2098 mm, and a total weight, together with the bodywork, of only 680 Kg.
The car was constructed under the direction of Ing. Tancredi Simonetti, the engine and the chassis remained the same from the start, but the bodywork was altered several times. Various nose cones were fitted on this sports racing car when it was tested by both Call and AMS on the Modena Autodrome in 1972 and 73.
At several times, the Lamborghini test driver, Valentino Balboni has been seen driving this 'special'.
Later, in 1977, AMS engineers were testing Fiat engines for 1300 - 1600 class racing, but the original Lamborghini-powered AMS was located in a German collection at that time, the current whereabouts are unknown to me.
Getting behind the wheel of a real live Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo car in the North America series only takes $17,500 per race.
(added on June 20. 2013)
A Countach prepared for Group B racing in the mid Eighties ...
(added on March 16. 2005)
The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo 2014 season kicks-off at Sebring International Raceway in Florida with the first round of the North American series
(added on March 16. 2014)
The first time we can admire the new 2013 Super Trofeo race cars was at the Autodromo Nazionale in Monza on April 13 and 14..
(added on April 14. 2013)
Automobili Lamborghini just published a press release stating the new Super Trofeo race car based on the Huracan is already heading for shakedown testing.
(added on July 15. 2014)