The mean-looking Lambo will be restricted to the track.
Ahead of a full reveal scheduled for later today, the new race car from Lamborghini is showing off some of its aggressive lines. The identity of the model has not been disclosed, but the shape of the headlights clearly indicates we are dealing with a Huracan-based car. As you may recall, the baby Lambo has already spawned a couple of track machines, specifically the GT3 and the Super Trofeo. In addition, rumors have been swirling around the Internet for quite some time about a GTE-spec Huracan for 2018, but is this it? Not necessarily.
Lamborghini Squadra Corse might have updated one of its existing race cars and this might turn out to be an evo pack of some sort tailored to one of the two. If our assumption is correct, expect to see some tweaks to the body to boost aero – as hinted in this short teaser clip. Since race cars have to meet certain technical specifications, figures such as power and weight might have remained unchanged.
As a refresher, the Super Trofeo is a rear-wheel-drive Huracan with a six-speed sequential gearbox and has been around since the 2015 racing season. In its current configuration, the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine delivers 620 horsepower in a car that weighs 1,270 kilograms (2,800 pounds) or 118 kg (260 pounds) less than the road-going Huracan RWD Coupe, which has to make do with “only” 580 hp.
The Huracan GT3 also employs a RWD layout and a six-speed sequential transmission, while the power of the V10 engine varies depending on the type of GT championship. In its beefiest configuration, it delivers 620 hp and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft). It’s even lighter than the Super Trofeo version as it weighs a mere 1,230 kg (2,711 lbs).
Check back later today to discover the new Lamborghini Huracan race car.