Automobili Lamborghini unveiled its next-generation motorsports machine: the new Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. The car will debut in all three of the brand’s one-make 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series.
The Huracán Super Trofeo marks a new benchmark for the race series. ‘‘The Huracán Super Trofeo is an all-new car built from scratch with a clear racing concept,’’ said Maurizio Reggiani, Board Member and Director of Research and Development for Automobili Lamborghini. ‘‘We believe the car will be as fun for fans to watch as it will be rewarding for our racers to drive.’’
The re-designed Huracan 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.
The Huracan Super Trofeo adopts the direct-injected V10 engine from the road car, delivering 620bhp in race trim, and a rear-drive set-up meant to accelerate the series racers’ transition into GT racing. The vehicle weighs an ultra-light 1,350kgs, attributed to the hybrid carbon fiber/aluminum chassis and strict motorsports weight reduction.
The aerodynamics provides better-efficiency, traction and downforce using a ten-position rear wing, front and rear diffusers as well as adjustable front air intakes. The Huracan Super Trofeo will be exclusively equipped with Pirelli tires engineered specifically for this application. This has helped to reduce the carbon footprint too, it might not matter for the driver, but even Formula 1 has jumped the efficiency bandwagon.
Also at The Quail, Lamborghini presented its Aventador LP 700-4 in a new version by Ad Personam. The vehicle, which will be shown as well at Concorso Italiano and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, highlighting Lamborghini’s ‘‘made-to-order’’ program.
The clients of Ad Personam-equipped cars avail themselves of personalized materials, custom colors and exclusive trim for exterior and interior fitment. The display model highlighted semi-aniline leather, Alcantara, Forged Composite, a Lamborghini patented carbon-fiber material, to custom stitching and beyond. The program caters to those who love to engage with their dream car -- even before they take delivery.
Source : CarDekho