Because race car.
If you are in the market for a practical car, the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo would be a huge mistake because it only has one seat and a tiny trunk. Heck, you can’t even drive it home from the dealership as the raging bull is restricted to the track. But if you’re a licensed racer willing to spend as much as £200,000 (VAT excluded) / about $259,000 on a barely used 2016-spec car, then all of the sudden the “podium-ready” Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo becomes an interesting solution for a race car.
H.R. Owen has it on sale at its South Kensington showroom in London and says the car has covered less than 4,000 kilometers (2,485 miles). Why the low mileage you may ask? Because it only completed half the season, so it hasn’t been used that much. It's now in need of a new owner willing to actually race it like it was designed in the first place by Lamborghini and Dallara.
As the model’s 620-2 moniker indicates, the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine delivers its 620 horsepower to the rear wheels, so it has an additional 40 hp over the road-going 580-2 RWD Huracan. At the same time, torque is up by 30 Newton-meters (22 pound-feet) to 570 Nm (420 lb-ft).
While the road-legal baby bull tips the scales at 1,509 kilograms (3,327 pounds), its race car counterpart weighs a mere 1,270 kg (2,800 pounds). Doing simple math, that’s a considerable 239-kg (526-lbs) diet thanks to a stripped-out interior and a plethora of other weight-saving measures. Corroborating the weight loss with the engine's upgrade, the power-to-weight ratio has been substantially improved from 2.6 kg / 1 hp to 2.1 kg / hp.
Aside from being lighter and more powerful, the Super Trofeo also looks more menacing especially because of that huge rear wing. Too bad you can’t actually drive it around town as it would be an absolute eye- and ear-grabber.
Source: H.R. Owen
Gallery: 2016 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo
LAMBORGHINI LONDON PRESENTS HURACÁN LP 620-2 SUPER TROFEO ULTIMATE RACER
- H.R. Owen’s world-famous Lamborghini London dealership has welcomed a podium-ready Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo
- Rear-wheel-drive racer was made exclusively for the 2016 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series and is now available to purchase from the South Kensington showroom
- Ferocious Huracán – which has less than 4,000km on the clock – has a price tag of £200,000 excluding VAT
London, 23 May, 2017:
Leading luxury dealer group H.R. Owen has welcomed a spectacular and podium-ready Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo racer to its world-famous Lamborghini London dealership.
The South Kensington showroom – the number one Lamborghini dealer in the world in 2016 – recently put the race version of the Huracán coupé on display ready for a licensed racer to snap up.
The car was made exclusively for the 2016 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series season, but was never able to fulfil its explosive track potential.
Owner commitments meant the Huracán only completed half a year’s worth of Super Trofeo races, making it an exciting prospect with just shy of 4,000km on the clock.
On the track, it offers unrivalled performance thanks to being lighter, more rigid and more powerful than the standard car. Power is provided by a 620hp version of Lamborghini’s V10, while the power-to-weight ratio is an impressive 2.05 kilograms per horsepower thanks to its new and improved 1,270kg dry weight.
Developed by Lamborghini in collaboration with race car constructors Dallara, the rear-wheel-drive monster is an attractive buy for drivers looking to progress to GT3 racing.
The Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo has cut a stunning figure in the Lamborghini London showroom since its arrival, with its racing livery, enormous rear wing and striking grey paintwork stopping the South Kensington public in their tracks.
H.R. Owen’s Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo is available to view at Lamborghini London now, priced at £200,000 excluding VAT.