Lamborghini has unveiled its next-generation motorsports machine, the Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, at this year's Pebble Beach automotive event.
The new car conforms to the FIA GT3 class and features a lightly modified version of the road car's 5.2-liter V10 engine. It has 620 hp, or 20 hp more than the road-going version.
The redesigned Huracán Super Trofeo was developed in collaboration with Dallara Engineering, with direct involvement by founder Giampaolo 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.
Bigger gains have been made regarding the car's weight. Due to a greater use of carbon fiber and aluminum and strict motorsports weight reduction, the Huracan Super Trofeo is 551 lb (250 kg) lighter than a "normal" Huracan.
The aerodynamics provide better efficiency, traction and downforce using a ten-position rear wing, front and rear diffusers as well as adjustable front air intakes.
The 2014 Huracan Super Trofeo is rear-wheel drive (like its predecessor, the Gallardo Super Trofeo), which raises the prospect of a limited edition series along the lines of the Gallardo LP550-2 Balboni in the future.
"The Huracán Super Trofeo is an all-new car built from scratch with a clear racing concept. We believe it will be as fun for fans to watch as it will be rewarding for our racers to drive," said Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini's research and development boss.
Dates: Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America
- August 22-24 (Virginia International Park, Alton, VA)
- October 1-4 (Road Atlanta, Atlanta, GA)
- November 20-21 (Sepang, Malaysia, World Finals)