Lambo unveils new Huracan GT3 racer 03 | 05 | 2022

    LAMBORGHINI HAS UNVEILED the latest evolution of its Huracan GT3 racer. Inspired by the hardcore road-going STO, the  Huracan Evo2 follows the 2019 evolution of a car that started racing back in 2016. The Evo2 is the third evolution in Lamborghini's line of GT3-level offerings homologated by the Huracan road car. (Related: Lamborghini unveils Huracan Tecnica)

    No price has been released for the new Huracan Evo2, but deliveries will start in the second half of this year. It’s scheduled to make its race debut in the 2023 Daytona 24 Hours, the opening round of the 2023 IMSA SportsCar Championship. (Related: Lamborghini confirms all-new Countach)

    Developed by Lamborghini Squadra Corse at company headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the Evo2 incorporates a new aerodynamic concept, which is based on the styling of the Huracan STO developed out of the Super Trofeo one-make racer and billed as the ultimate road-car version of the Huracan.


    Another feature which differentiates the latest version of Lambo’s GT3 racer is the addition of a roof-mounted snorkel; this replaces the previous car’s engine air intakes on the sides. Together with the introduction of a new electronically-controlled throttle system, the snorkel improves response from the car’s normally-aspirated 5.2-litre, titanium-valved V10 powerplant. (Related: Scot Sandy Mitchell wins 2020 British GT Championship with Lamborghini)


    Outright power though will still be down on the 631bhp totals of the Huracan Evo and STO road-going cars; around 580bhp is all the race regulations permit. All that power is sent to the rear wheels via the car's Hör-supplied six-speed sequential gearbox.


    In addition the new model benefits from a new splitter, diffuser, underbody and rear wing which combine to increase the downforce over the previous-generation Huracan racer. (Related: Mitchell positive after tough British GT opener)

    Lamborghini has also introduced a revised braking system, including new calipers, aimed at making the car easier to control in low-grip conditions, especially for amateur drivers.


    There’s also a redesigned rollcage plus new carbon-Kevlar side intrusion panels introduced to meet the new 2022 GT3 regulations, with which the car is fully compliant.


    “The new Huracan GT3 Evo2 is not simply an evolution of the current car,” Lamborghini Squadra Corse boss Giorgio Sanna said. “It’s a new project that reinforces the technological transfer between Lamborghini’s motorsport division and the company. (Related: Mitchell commits to 2022 British GT Championship)


    “It inherits two difficult tasks: to prove as successful as the previous generations of Huracan GT3, which have won more than 40 international titles in six seasons, and to match its commercial success by helping to reach the target of 500 Huracan racing cars since 2015.”

    Related: Mitchell named Lamborghini factory driver

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    Jim McGill

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