Returning to its roots for Lamborghini’s next-generation supercar, head of R&D Maurizio Reggiani explains that the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo “is an all-new car, built from scratch, with a clear racing concept… engineered for sophisticated high performance, complying with the strictest motorsport safety standards.”
Yes, the Huracán Super Trofeo drives the rear wheels only, and it also has slightly more power than the road-going Huracán LP 610-4 on which it’s based. Both are powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V-10 but the race car is rated at 611 horsepower versus the 601 horses of the road car.
In a recent interview with Stephan Winkelmann, CEO and director of Lamborghini SpA, the question about a rear wheel drive Lamborghini Huracán came up after seeing the new LP620-2 Super Trofeo race car … which unlike the Gallardo Super Trofeo she succeeds isn’t an all-wheel drive racer anymore … to make the step from Super Trofeo to GT3 racing easier Lamborghini opted to go for rear wheel drive only on their new racer.
Lamborghini SpA has officially unveiled the next generation race car made in Sant’Agata … the Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo that will compete in all three series during the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo season, Europe, North America and Asia.
In fact the new Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo was developed by the Squadra Corse department in collaboration with Dallara Engineering … we all remember the founder of the latter, Giampaolo Dallara, as one of the members of the initial team that were there when Automobili Lamborghini SpA was founded back in 1963, Dallara also worked on the Miura by the way … so the Huracán Super Trofeo heritage goes back a long way.
The new aerodynamics package also provides better efficiency as well as improved traction and downforce. Key components include a ten-position rear wing, front and rear diffusers as well as adjustable front air intakes. The tires are from Pirelli.
The chassis features an exceptionally light roll cage at just 43 Kg that extends to the rear axle, and impressive torsional stiffness that represents a massive 45% improvement compared to the previous model. The frame is a hybrid carbon/aluminum construction wîth modified geometries to house an improved radiator up front and better accommodate the racing gearbox at the rear, which also provides better aerodynamics. The dry weight of the Huracán Super Trofeo is 1,270 Kg, wîth a weight distribution of 42/58%.
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo features better aerodynamics, including active aerodynamics for up to 43% increase in downforce. Depending on track conditions, the rear wing can be adjusted to one of ten different settings. Front and rear air diffusers improve drag, and the front air intake ducts are also adjustable. While body stiffness has been improved to enhance track performance and handling, anti-roll bars and shock-absorbers are also fully adjustable to adapt to track conditions.
The new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo will be exclusively equipped wîth Pirelli tyres. Pirelli has followed every phase of the new car’s development – from the first drawings to final road tests – in order to create tyres that are perfectly matched to the Lamborghini’s specific characteristics. In particular, the decision to go wîth two-wheel drive for the new Huracan Super Trofeo has led to new tyre sizes: 305/660-18 at the front, and 315/680-18 at the back.