Lamborghini Squadra Corse just unveiled the next evolution in racing the 2018 Huracan Super Trofeo EVO is a totally modified version of the original car to compete in the 2018 season with a new partner, Swiss high-end watch manufacturer Roger Dubuis.
After more than 150 cars built since the original Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo was introduced three years ago, this new EVO version will compete in Europe, the US, and Asia in the 2018 Super Trofeo series but also in GT Cup races and Endurance series.
The obvious difference between the original Super Trofeo from 2014 and this 2018 EVO is the completely new aerodynamic design with that large air intake above the roof that pulls in the air onto the 620hp V10 with an electronically limited top speed of 280 Km/h the vertical fin on the engine cover similar to those used in LM racing, increases stability at high speed.
Also note there are no air intakes on the sides anymore, which made a total redesign of the rear section possible also note the small vertical fins above the rear wheels by the way, the massive rear wing is totally adjustable and received larger side fins.
All in all, the new aerodynamics have increased the performance of this new model during testing on the Monza race track this 2018 model beat the time of the original Super Trofeo by no less than 1.5 seconds (1’46″3 against 1’47″8).
The engine is still based on the actual road-going model, the 5.2 liter V10 unit with a power increase to 620hp, rear-wheel drive, and an X-Track six-speed sequential gearbox.
Design and Aerodynamics:
The Huracán Super Trofeo EVO features a unique, aggressive design that sets it apart from its road-going counterpart. A new front splitter, larger air intakes, and an adjustable rear wing contribute to the car’s incredible aerodynamics, enabling it to generate significantly more downforce than the previous model. This translates to better handling and cornering stability at high speeds.
The carbon fiber bodywork not only makes the car lighter, but also adds to its overall visual appeal. The design is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional, contributing to the car’s impressive performance on the track.
Engine and Performance
The Super Trofeo EVO is powered by a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine, producing 620 horsepower. This engine is mated to a 6-speed X-Trac sequential gearbox, allowing for smooth and rapid gear changes. The car is equipped with rear-wheel drive, which is essential for maintaining stability and control in a racing environment.
Acceleration and Top Speed
The Huracán Super Trofeo EVO has a rapid acceleration, reaching 0-60 mph in around 2.8 seconds. The top speed of the car is estimated to be around 186 mph (300 km/h), although this can vary depending on the track and specific setup.
Handling and Braking
The car’s handling is nothing short of extraordinary. The combination of the racing suspension, high-performance tires, and advanced aerodynamics allows the Super Trofeo EVO to tackle corners with incredible precision and confidence. The car’s large carbon-ceramic brakes ensure excellent stopping power, even at high speeds.
As a race car, the interior of the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO is minimalistic and focused on functionality. The car is equipped with a racing seat and harness, as well as a roll cage for safety. The digital dashboard provides the driver with essential information, such as lap times and vehicle performance data.
Priced at €235,000 (plus taxes) or US$295,000, the 2018 model will compete in the European, North America, and Asian Super Trofeo series from the spring of 2018 all cars competing will be the new EVO spec Lamborghini Squadra Corse offers race teams that own the current Huracan Super Trofeo the option to buy the aerodynamic kit and upgrade their car to the new EVO specs.
Check out the official introduction video for this impressive new race car:
(video copyright Automobili Lamborghini SpA)
The Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO is a remarkable racing machine, designed to offer an unparalleled driving experience on the track. With its striking design, powerful V10 engine, and exceptional handling, it’s no wonder that the car has gained such a dedicated following among motorsports enthusiasts. Although it is not a road-legal vehicle, the Super Trofeo EVO serves as an excellent testament to Lamborghini’s commitment to producing high-performance vehicles that push the boundaries of automotive engineering.