2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP 620-2
Automobili Lamborghini presents its new generation racecar developed by its Motorsport department: the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. Unveiled in a world preview a few days ago during the prestigious Monterey Car Week (California, USA), the car will debut in all three series (Europe, Asia and North America) of the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 marks a new benchmark for the race series. According to Maurizio Reggiani, in charge of Lamborghini’s Research and Development Department and motorsport activities, “The Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo is an all-new car built from scratch with a clear racing concept. Every feature is engineered for sophisticated high performance, complying with the strictest motorsport safety standards.”
Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo makes Global Debut at ‘The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering’ Carmel, California 15th August 2014 – Automobili Lamborghini unveiled its new generation racecar developed by its Motorsport machine: the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. Unveiled in a world preview a few days ago during the prestigious Monterey Car Week (California, USA), the car will debut in all three series (Europe, Asia and North America) of the brand’s one-make 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series.
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 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 redesigned Huracán 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.
“For Dallara Engineering, it has been very rewarding to be involved in the aerodynamic and body development of a high performance car such as the Huracán Super Trofeo. From my personal point of view it has been for me a kind of ‘homecoming’,” said Giampaolo Dallara.
“50 years ago, Lamborghini gave me the opportunity to challenge myself in ambitious and successful projects, and this new collaboration allows me to feel part of a company in which I have experienced moments of intense personal and professional achievement.”
Lamborghini Huracan Engine
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 adopts the direct-injected V10 engine from the road car, delivering 620 horsepower 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 2,800 lbs, attributed to the hybrid carbon fiber/aluminum chassis and strict motorsports weight reduction. The weight/power ratio is 4.5 lbs/hp. The aerodynamics provide better efficiency, traction and downforce using a ten-position rear wing, front and rear diffusers as well as adjustable front air intakes.
A significant feature of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is the rear-wheel drive choice as already adopted in the GT classes. This will allow Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 drivers to gain important experience of this traction system to facilitate their motorsport careers.
Further technical features on the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 include new engine supports, a new three-disc clutch and an XTrac sequential gearbox developed specifically for the Huracán Super Trofeo with an electric actuator designed by the Magneti Marelli Motorsport division.
2015 Lamborghini Huracan Interior
As far as aerodynamics go, Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 has fitted the car with a large number of new exterior pieces, including the ten-position rear wing, front and rear diffusers, adjustable front air intakes and more.
Electronics represent a significant leap forward in development, and now include new lightweight cables and connections specifically for racing. The control unit is the MOTEC M182 that controls data, gear changes and the new TFT display mounted on the dashboard. Special features are the traction control and the Bosch Motorsport ABS. This system features 12 different settings that can be actioned directly on the steering wheel for ideal set-up in any weather/track conditions. Front and rear lights are now LED only as on the road going version. A new, race-oriented steering wheel has been developed jointly with OMP.
2015 Lamborghini Huracan Exterior
The exterior of the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo is just as menacing and angry as you could hope. The front end has a new, sharper look with a giant front lip spoiler and gaping jaws to suck in as much air as possible. The hood now has two enormous extraction vents to create a major negative pressure area behind the radiator, increasing air draw.
To make it as quick and easy as possible to make changes and repairs, the hood is attached with quick-latch hood pins and much of the body panels look to be fitted with quick disconnects as well.
In true race car fashion, the car now sits lower and the wheels are tucked as close to the fender wells as possible. To increase downforce and reduce drag as much as possible, the nose has canard winglets, there are large and aggressive side skirts, and we have the obligatory rear wing that is big enough to be seen from space.
To improve cooling efficiency further, there is venting in the front fenders, and there are now large side intakes cut into the side that are not on the standard car. The overall look is extremely radical and I think it quite suits the ethos and history of Lamborghini.
2015 Lamborghini Huracan Price
We don’t have a price for the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2, but I feel like it’s pretty safe to assume the usual; if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.
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