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/aluminum 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 was 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.
The Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo is powered by a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine that produces 620 horsepower, which is directed to the rear wheels via a 6-speed sequential gearbox with a mechanical limited-slip differential. This rear-wheel-drive configuration, as opposed to the standard Huracán’s all-wheel-drive, provides a more engaging driving experience and enables greater handling precision.
The Super Trofeo can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, thanks to its lightweight construction, efficient aerodynamics, and powerful engine. With a top speed of around 200 mph, it is well-suited to excel on the racetrack. The car is fitted with a performance-oriented suspension, ensuring excellent grip and stability through corners, while the large carbon-ceramic brakes provide consistent and reliable stopping power.
Design & Aerodynamics
The Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo showcases an aggressive and purposeful design, with improved aerodynamics and lightweight construction compared to its road-going counterpart. The car features a large fixed rear wing, front splitter, and rear diffuser, which work together to generate significant downforce and enhance cornering capabilities. The bodywork is made primarily from carbon-fiber composite materials, reducing overall weight and improving performance.
Interior: As a race car, the Super Trofeo’s interior is focused on functionality and driver engagement. The racing bucket seats, equipped with a six-point harness, ensure optimal safety and support. A digital dashboard display provides drivers with vital information, while a multifunction steering wheel enables easy access to vehicle settings and controls. The interior is stripped of most creature comforts, further emphasizing the car’s racing pedigree and commitment to performance.
Safety: The Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo is built on an aluminum and carbon-fiber chassis that provides both lightweight construction and excellent rigidity. The car is equipped with a roll cage and fire suppression system, meeting FIA safety standards for GT racing. Additionally, the Super Trofeo features ABS and traction control systems, which can be adjusted by the driver to suit their driving preferences and track conditions.
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo is a remarkable race car that blends raw performance, aggressive styling, and cutting-edge technology to create an unforgettable driving experience. While it may not be suited for everyday driving, it excels in the environment for which it was designed – the racetrack. With its formidable capabilities, the Super Trofeo is a prime example of Lamborghini’s dedication to engineering excellence and pushing the limits of automotive performance.