THE LAMBORGHINI HURACAN SUPER TROFEO EVO IS REVEALED
In 2014 Lamborghini revealed their first track only Huracan Super Trofeo to the world. Now after selling over 150 cars with an average of 90 taking part in races across four continents, there’s a new one. Say hello to the utterly insane looking Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO.
That striking livery is the result of the Italian car makers partnership with luxury watch maker Roger Dubois, they claim that the Huracan ST EVO has raised the bar considerably over the outgoing model. This has been achieved by the addition of a completely new body kit developed by Lamborghini motorsport engineers working in partnership with Dallara Engineering and Lamborghini Centro Stile.
All of these teams worked together with a single aim, to maintain the huge level of downforce from the outgoing model while improving aero efficiency and stability even further.
Almost every part of the carbon-fibre body kit has been redesigned, with only the front splitter, flat floor and rear diffuser remaining unchanged. Take those side fins on the rear bonnet; they give the car increased stability and help to reduce oversteer during fast cornering.
At the front is a completely new bumper, the air intakes now sit lower along with the side mounted spoilers to increase aerodynamic load to the front of the car. Lamborghini claims a 3% increase in balance to the front this change alone which improves stability during cornering.
The front bonnet features a new hexagonal air intake to channel air into the cabin to lower the temperature for the driver.
Gone are the side mounted air intakes being replaced by a new massive roof-mounted airscoop which has dual functionality, the first being to create dynamic supercharging for the 5.2-litre V10 engine. This generates 3% more torque at the electronically limited top speed of 170mph.
Its secondary function is to improve aspiration and lower the temperature of the air being funnelled into the motor which in turn helps to improve torque output at all engine speeds.
Without the side air intakes, the entire rear end of the car has been redesigned to be more aggressive and provide greater aero efficiency. The lower side fins also play a part in channelling more air towards the car’s radiators thus improving cooling.
The back of the Huracan ST EVO features a larger rear spoiler under that huge adjustable rear wing which assists with aero efficiency while providing yet more downforce. The car also gets larger engine vents to further aid cooling. All of these bodywork improvements come together to reduce drag by 8% over the outgoing car. This translates to a 1.5 second reduction in a lap of Monza which the Huracan ST EVO completed in 1.46.3 versus the outgoing cars time of 1.47.8.
In terms of power, the Huracan ST EVO produces 620hp from its 5.2-litre V10 engine with power going to the rear wheels only via an X-Track six-gear sequential gearbox.
Buyers will have to stump up 235,000 Euros for a fully prepped car. However, Lamborghini has confirmed that existing owners of the outgoing Huracan ST can buy the body kit as a standalone upgrade to their current car. No word on the upgrade price but we are betting its expensive.
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