Date posted : September 20. 2017
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.
Check out the official introduction video for this impressive new race car:
(video copyright Automobili Lamborghini SpA)
After more then 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 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 ...
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.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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