Lamborghini Introduces Huracán Super Trofeo

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31 May 2021

Lamborghini Squadra Corse has revealed the look of its Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2, the latest version of racing car that will be used in each of the three continental Lamborghini Super Trofeo series starting in 2022, including the North American version sanctioned by IMSA.

Radical aerodynamic refinements and an uncompromising design by Lamborghini Centro Stile will make the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 the most high-performance version to race in the one-make series, which is contesting its 13th overall season in 2021 and ninth in North America.

“Seven years have passed since we introduced the first Huracán Super Trofeo at Pebble Beach (California), and Squadra Corse is adding a new chapter to its history,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Huracán is one of the biggest bestsellers in the history of the brand, and the Super Trofeo has additionally helped to increase its success.”

Since 2009, 950 drivers have raced in the three Super Trofeo series, competing at many of the most prestigious tracks in Europe, Asia and North America. The North American schedule in 2021 consists of six doubleheader rounds: five in North America and the last in Misano, Italy, ahead of the World Final at Misano with drivers and teams from all three series competing.

The competition is expected to only become greater with introduction of the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 in 2022.

“The Super Trofeo is the best testing ground for technical and aerodynamic solutions for both road cars and GTs, and with the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 we have definitely taken another step forward,” said Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “In April 2021, we celebrated the (production) milestone of the 400th Huracán racing car, and our goal with the Super Trofeo EVO2 is to reach 500 in just a few years.”

The Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 takes the design of the previous generations to the next level, anticipating styling elements that will debut on road cars in coming years. The front end has undergone a radical change, featuring new high-intensity full LED light clusters with a hexagonal design and a pronounced “omega” lip that joins the carbon-fiber fins and reinforces the stylistic link with the Huracán STO. Also new are the air curtain intakes, which optimize airflow by keeping it adherent to the sides, as well as downforce.

The rear, dominated by the large carbon-fiber wing, was inspired by minimalism and lightness. The frames of the new LED light clusters pay tribute to the design of the Lamborghini Countach and are supported by the arched carbon-fiber bumper, which harmoniously links the aerodynamic appendages located behind the wheels to redesigned diffuser fins.

Innovations are also seen in the bodywork, including side member paneling and the rear aerodynamic appendages, replacing plastic materials with carbon fiber. In addition, the rear fenders are composed of a single element, which includes part of the side spoiler, for optimal surface continuity.

The braking system, designed and developed by Squadra Corse, sees the steel front discs increase from 380 to 390 millimeters and the new calipers able to accommodate pads with a new design and larger surface area to optimize performance and consumption. The engine is a 5.2-liter, naturally aspirated V-10 that delivers a maximum output of 620 horsepower, with a sequential six-speed Xtrac gearbox combined with rear-wheel drive.

“The Super Trofeo is the basis of our concept of customer racing, capable of involving and exciting both young talents and gentlemen drivers,” said Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini’s Head of Motorsport. “The Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 is dedicated to both categories of drivers, and we have designed it with the precise aim of offering an even more engaging driving experience, while paying the utmost attention to running costs.”

Competitors will also have the opportunity to upgrade the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO with a dedicated kit so those cars may continue to compete in 2022. The next Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America round takes place June 4-6 at VIRginia International Raceway.