Lamborghini Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo (2014): first picturesWed, 20 Aug 2014
By Tim Pollard
First Official Pictures
20 August 2014 16:49
You thought the Huracan was hard-core? Wait until you see the new Lamborghini Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo racer, unveiled at the 2014 Quail, A Motorsport Gathering.
These first pictures of the Super Trofeo leave you in little doubt this is a maximum-attack kinda Lambo. It’s built especially for the one-make Blancpain Super Trofeo race series which kicks off in Europe, Asia and north America in 2015.
It’s based on the mechanical innards of a roadgoing Huracan, so the Trofeo’s 5.2-litre V10 delivers a marginally more powerful 612bhp – up by 10 ponies – although it goes only to the rear wheels. Big clue, this: there will be a Balboni-style rear-wheel drive Huracan for the road too.
Click here to read our Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 review.
It is some evolution over the Gallardo it replaces: 0-62mph takes 3.2sec, top speed is set at 202mph and the road car is capable of a claimed 22.6mpg.
Sant’Agata quotes a kerbweight for the stripped-out Huracan of 1270kg, meaning the lighter racer weighs in at 262 kilos less than the four-wheel drive road car. There are few treats or gadgets inside the Trofeo.
Helping turn the Huracan into a track-day hero was Giampaolo Dallara, the engineering specialist who worked on the 1963 Lamborghini Miura – and, as the new issue of CAR magazine reveals, who plans to branch out into his own sports car project soon.
In addition to the new drivetrain tweaks, Lamborghini and Dallara have given the Huracan a pretty serious aerodynamic work-out.
That huge rear wing has 10 different positions to squash the Lambo into the tarmac at race tracks across the world.
Adjustable air intakes tailor airflow to engine, brakes and bodywork, while the lightweight wheels are shod in Pirelli racing rubber.
You won't see - or hear! - this outrageous Huracan racer in action until the 2015 Blancpain race series gets underway.
By Tim Pollard