For such a venerable supercar producer, Lamborghini doesn’t have a lot of a racing heritage. That’s not essentially a fault, contemplating the model has lengthy been about ludicrous automotive pageantry over guaranteeing adherence to nonexistent monitor pedigree. However Lamborghini wasn’t prepared to choose simply being troublesome to disregard on the streets, it wished one thing to rival Ferrari’s personal Scuderia.
Half a decade in the past, the gauntlet was thrown with the introduction of Lamborghini’s personal Squadra Corse (Racing Workforce) however no person took the introductory Tremendous Trofeo (Tremendous Trophy) vehicles all that significantly — not even the producer. That modified a number of years in the past, when the corporate launched the Huracán LP 620-2 Tremendous Trofeo and GT3 racing vehicles.
After promoting roughly 150 of the first-generation Tremendous Trofeos, Lamborghini has ready the brand new one — which it’s calling the EVO.
Not like the GT3, the EVO will solely be racing its personal form. This leaves the Italian automaker to give attention to tweaking the automobile for driver enjoyment and bolstering efficiency via as many minor adjustments because it likes.
“Our clients are the primary purpose we proceed in our pursuit of excellence and ongoing enchancment,” stated Giorgio Sanna, head of motorsport at Lamborghini. “Because of this we stored the sensible calls for of the group and of the drivers in thoughts once we had been designing the brand new Huracán Tremendous Trofeo EVO … As it’s a single-brand collection, there are not any regulatory calls for that imply a profitable mannequin must be altered.”
Nevertheless, the brand new Huracán has modified considerably. Dozens of minor adjustments add as much as one thing Squadra Corse hopes shall be simply identifiable on the monitor. It incorporates a important overhaul in bodywork, with Lamborghini solely bothering to maintain the ground, entrance splitter and rear diffuser in keeping with the previous-generation mannequin. The rear wing and roof-mounted air consumption are the obvious adjustments.
The producer says that roof scoop feeds sufficient sufficient air into the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 to generate three p.c extra torque at prime velocity — though the 611 horsepower motor is mechanically the identical as its predecessor.
Lamborghini’s EVO additionally receives a brand new carbon fiber physique package aimed toward additional bettering aerodynamics. Squadra Corse says the collective wind magic is sweet sufficient to make the brand new Tremendous Trofeo 1.5 seconds faster than the previous-generation race automobile round Monza.
There are additionally a handful of security upgrades, borrowed from the GT3 automobile, and mandated by up to date FIA laws.
The brand new Tremendous Trofeo EVO shall be priced at a prohibitively costly $295,000 for an entire brand-new automobile. Nevertheless, you possibly can have your previous automobile modified for an unknown payment. It debuts subsequent spring, when all vehicles competing within the one-make Lamborghini Blancpain Tremendous Trofeo race collection shall be required to run the EVO configuration. It’ll even be eligible for GT championships worldwide, assuming you’re rich and .