Lamborghini Debuts Extra Aggressive New Super Trofeo Racecar

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

Lamborghini’s one-make race series just got a little bit faster with the introduction of the revised new Huracan Super Trofeo Evo.

The majority of changes with the Super Trofeo Evo relate to its bodywork and aerodynamics. The Italian automaker has changed everything except the flat floor, the front splitter and the rear diffuser. The most apparent alteration is the F1-style rear fin mounted on the engine cover, which helps with stability in high-speed corners. It’s joined by a roof scoop for additional engine cooling along with flatter and sharper rear quarter panels, a redesigned front bumper and a larger rear wing with a flatter surface. These changes have had a considerable impact on aerodynamic efficiency, Lambo says, with an 8% improvement in forward motion resistance.

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There’s other small changes, too. All tin-top touring cars must now be fitted with a roof escape hatch for easy exit in the event of a crash or fire, which the Super Trofeo Evo has. A new exhaust system with relocated catalytic converters has improved operating efficiency and helps to keep temperatures lower, while a new power steering pump has resulted in better steering feedback. The 620 horsepower naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine remains mostly unchanged, save for a three percent boost in torque.

“Our customers are the main reason we continue in our pursuit of excellence and ongoing improvement,” said Lamborghini’s head of motorsport, Giorgio Sanna. “and this is why we kept the practical demands of the team and of the drivers in mind when we were designing the new Huracán Super Trofeo EVO. As it is a single-brand series, there are no regulatory demands that mean a successful model has to be altered. But with the EVO we wanted to give our customers an even more thrilling experience at the wheel, with superior performance and improved safety.”

The Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo will be eligible for the European, North American and Asian Super Trofeo racing series. Pricing will start at $295,000 in the United States. Motorsport isn’t cheap, you know.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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