Jose Altoveros / Lamborghini | September 22, 2017 14:36
Lamborghini upgrades Huracan Super Trofeo with revised aerodynamics
Lamborghini's Super Trofeo race cars already look aggressive as they are compared to a standard Huracan. Beginning in 2018 however, Lamborghini will be racing an upgraded version of their race car called the Huracan Super Trofeo EVO, which looks even more aggressive compared to its predecessor.
From the get go, one can immediately see the heavily revised aerodynamic kit which gives it its aggressive design. The new kit is said to maintain the Super Trofeo's high downforce but also improve overall aerodynamic efficiency along with better stability both at high speeds and cornering. Apart from the redesigned kit, Lamborghini has also added more vents and fins to aid in handling.
To ensure aerodynamic improvement without increasing drag, Lamborghini co-developed this kit with Dallara Engineering, the same company that builds the Indycar chassis, LMP2 chassis for Le Mans and the chassis of the Bugatti Chiron to name a few. In order to keep the weight down, the EVO's new body kit is made entirely out of carbon fiber.
Apart from aerodynamics, Lamborghini has also improved driver safety on the EVO. There is a new roof hatch that aids in driver extraction should there ever be an accident.
Power wise, the Huracan Super Trofeo EVO still retains the same naturally aspirated V10 found from the previous Huracan Super Trofeo which puts out 620 PS. Lamborghini did say however that the EVO's engine produces 3-percent more torque at top speed compared to its predecssor. Power is then sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed sequential transmission built by X-Trac.
The new Huracan Super Trofeo EVO costs $295,000 US, and is set to make its track debut in spring of 2018. Customers who already own the previous Huracan Super Trofeos can have their vehicles upgraded to EVO specs for an additional fee.