During a very special ceremony at the factory in Sant’Agata Lamborghini unveiled the latest development from the in-house Squadra Corse department the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 race car that will enter the Blancpain Endurance Series in Europe five races during the 2015 season including the famous 24h de Spa Francorchamps in Belgium.
The new body made from composite material has been developed in collaboration with Dallara Engineering, founded by Gian Paolo Dallara, who has created a new aerodynamic shape based on the Huracan but optimizing air flow both around and into the car, complete with a massive rear wing and a lower front diffuser both of which are fully adjustable by the way.
Body panels are ‘fast-fitting’ on the new Lamborghini Huracan GT3 while inside we encounter a carbon seat together with an OMP fire extinguishing system. They even fitted a special hatch on the roof that allows access through the roof of the car in case of an accident.
The Huracan GT3 is a rear wheel drive only model with massive 380x34mm steel brake discs up front and 355x32mm discs at the rear with 6 and 4 pot calipers respectively add the Bosch ABS system that can be adjusted in 12 settings straight from the steering wheel and tires in 315/680 and 325/705 to the front and rear together with a pneumatic lifting system and you are talking about a real FIA GT3 race car.
Engine and Performance
The Huracán GT3 is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine derived from the road-going Huracán. This engine has been tuned and optimized for racing, producing over 550 horsepower (the exact output may vary due to regulations). The engine is paired with a six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters, ensuring lightning-fast gear changes and optimized performance on the racetrack.
Chassis and Aerodynamics
The GT3 version of the Huracán is built on an aluminum and carbon-fiber chassis, which is both lightweight and strong. The extensive use of carbon fiber and other lightweight materials help to reduce the car’s overall weight, which in turn improves handling and performance.
The aerodynamic package on the Huracán GT3 is designed to provide maximum downforce and grip on the racetrack. The aggressive front splitter, enlarged rear wing, and revised side skirts all contribute to improved stability and handling at high speeds.
Suspension and Braking
The Huracán GT3 features a race-tuned suspension system with adjustable dampers, giving drivers the ability to fine-tune the car’s handling characteristics. The car also boasts an advanced anti-roll bar system and adjustable ride height for further customization. The braking system consists of ventilated steel discs with six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the rear, providing exceptional stopping power and fade resistance.
The interior of the Huracán GT3 is focused entirely on racing, with a stripped-down cabin to save weight. A racing bucket seat, six-point harness, and a full roll cage provide safety and support for the driver. The digital dashboard and steering wheel are packed with controls and switches to manage various vehicle systems, such as engine mapping, traction control, and ABS.
Driving the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 is an adrenaline-pumping experience. The naturally aspirated V10 engine delivers raw power and an intoxicating soundtrack, while the sequential gearbox provides seamless shifts. The car’s lightweight construction and aerodynamic enhancements allow for nimble handling and impressive cornering speeds. The GT3 is a true racing machine that requires skill and finesse to extract its full potential.
Priced at 369,000 Euros not including taxes straight from the factory in Italy the car has been thoroughly tested by Giorgio Sanna (Head of Motorsport) and will enter all five races of the Blancpain Endurance Series in 2015, starting in Monza in early April.
At least two Huracan GT3 will compete in the 2015 season under the Grasser Racing Team colors, driven by Fabio Babini, Adrian Zaugg, and Mirko Bortolotti together with three young people from Lamborghini’s Young Drivers program: Giovanni Venturini, Jeroen Mul, and Andrew Palmer.