The World’s fastest one-class championship just got faster!
There are cars which set your pulse racing and then there are cars that make you want to get behind the wheel and race! One such car is the all new Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo.
As enthusiasts know, the Lamborghini’s Super Trofeo championship has been described as the fastest one-marque race series in the world. Held as three separate championship series in Europe, North America and Asia culminating an end of season finale, the Super Trofeo champions all come together to decide “The Champion of Champions.” With the introduction of the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo for the 2015 series, it’s set to get even quicker and more exciting.
The new Huracán will compete alongside the existing Gallardo LP 570-4 cars but in a separate class as its specifications are very different. The Huracán has rear-wheel drive versus the Gallardo’s all-wheel drive.
This astounding Huracán was built from scratch with a clear racing concept by Lamborghini’s new motorsport division, Squadra Corse, together with Dallara Engineering, with direct involvement by founder Gian Paolo Dallara. (Dallara’s history with Lamborghini dates back to 1963 when he worked as a Lamborghini engineer and later led the development of the legendary Miura.)
The Huracán is a true thoroughbred racer, with a naturally aspirated 5.2 litre V-10, 611 horsepower engine with a 42/58% weight distribution. The vehicle weighs an ultra-light 2,800 lbs, attributed to the hybrid carbon fiber/aluminum chassis and strict motorsports weight reduction. The new aerodynamics provides better efficiency as well as improved traction and down-force, which is assisted the preference for Pirelli tyres. We are looking forward to seeing the track times.
Lamborghini R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani says. “We believe the car will be as fun for fans to watch as it will be rewarding for our racers to drive.” Whoever thought that the British were masters of the understatement may just have been trumped!
Lamborghini says the decision to switch to rear-wheel drive Huracán for the new season is to help accelerate the Super Trofeo drivers’ preparation for GT3 racing, perhaps hinting at a wider scope for the Italian marque’s motorsport future. The Gallardo GT3 competes primarily in the Blancpain Endurance Series, with one of the cars fielded by Lamborghini motorsport partner Reiter Engineering.
The road version of this striking racing legend in the making, is of course, the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, which made its world debut earlier this year, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It is the successor to the Gallardo and redefines the luxury super sports car driving experience with its innovative technology and outstanding performance, with a level of stunning chic which is oh, so Lamborghini.
If you’d like to get your hands on one, you’ll need to be a registered participant in the Super Trofeo series. Alternatively, to see them in action, the UK round of Super Trofeo Europe takes place on the 22-24th May 2015
We have the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo listed on our New Lamborghini pages along with the rest of the range. Please contact us at one of our Lamborghini Dealerships to express interest in any of our new or used Lamborghinis.