Automobili Lamborghini recently unveiled its latest racecar at the Monterey Car Week in California, USA. It’s called the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo and has been developed by its Motorsport department in collaboration with Dallara Engineering with the direct involvement of Gian Paolo Dallara who has been with Lamborghini since the time of the legendary Miura.
In fact, he had a key role in the development of the Miura – a car that has been adjudged by many as the most beautiful car ever made. Of course, it was fantastically engineered too.
Coming back to the present day, and one look at the road-going Huracan will have you believe that the car would require minimal changes for it to classify as a race car. While you won’t be wrong in thinking that, Maurizio Reggiani, the person in charge of Lamborghini’s R&D department and motorsport activities thinks a little differently. As a result, the LP620-2 Super Trofeo is a completely new car..well almost!
The frame of the new car is a hybrid carbon/aluminum construction with modified geometries to incorporate an improved radiator up front and also to better accommodate the racing gearbox at the rear. A GT racecar has to have a rollcage and Huracan Super Trofeo gets an exceptionally light roll cage that extends to the rear axle. Still, the rollcage adds 43 kg to the car’s weight but the composite material bodywork has kept the dry weight of this car at only 1,270 kg with a 42/58 weight bias for the front and rear, respectively.
The V10 engine has been lifted from the roadcar but the adoption of a Motec control adds ten more horses to the already phenomenal 610 bhp of the Huracan. Power is sent to only the rear wheels in the Super Trofeo through a new three-disc clutch and an XTrac sequential gearbox developed specifically for this car with an electric actuator designed by the Magneti Marelli Motorsport division.
Traction control, Bosch Motorsport ABS with 12 different settings, front and rear LED lights, new race-oriented steering wheel, rear wing with ten different settings, front and rear diffusers, fully adjustable anti-roll bars, two-way adjustable Ohlins dampers, and adjustable front air intake ducts are some of the other special features of the Super Trofeo racecar.
The Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo made its track debut last month in development tests and the car will soon race in all three series (Europe, Asia and North America) of the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. Yo…that makes up for something which could be called as breathtakingly good!