Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo unleashed

The road-going Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 is a mighty beast already. It does, after all, have 602bhp, does 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds and tops out at 202mph. All of which we can safely call an ample sufficiency.

But it seems it’s not quite enough. At least, not for the Huracan Super Trofeo, the racing version that will compete in Lamborghini’s one-make series’ in Europe, the USA and Asia.

The Huracan already has more of everything than the Gallardo it replaces, and the Super Trofeo has even more more.

There’s a socking-great rollcage, for a start, that is both very light at 43kg, and 45% stiffer than the old Gallardo ST.

The aerodynamics have been developed by racing car constructor Dallara, with direct input from founder Gian Paolo Dallara, one of the men behind the legendary Lamborghini Miura.

There’s a ground-scraping splitter at the the front, winglets on the corners, an immense rear diffuser and a gigantic top-mounted rear wing. Combined with specially developed Pirelli tyres, the car should stick to the track like glue.

Which is useful since the racing Huracan has lost the road car’s four-wheel-drive system. As its full Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo name suggests, it is rear-wheel-drive only.

The Super Trofeo’s 5.2-litre V10 engine is standard apart from improved cooling and a Motec racing ECU. Modest changes, but they liberate a bit more power from the engine, giving a total of 612bhp.

The power passes to the back wheels via an XTrac sequentail gearbox. Traction control and ABS help keep matters under control; the driver can tune them to their liking.

The anti-roll bars are fully adjustable; the Ohlins dampers are two-way adjustable.

The Huracan Super Trofeo has been designed to suit the young gun out to make a career for himself and the gentleman driver out for some weekend fun. The old Gallardo served both very well.

Lamborghini doesn’t mention a price, incidentally, but it will cost well over £200,000. It could also lead to a rear-drive road car. Which would be rather exciting…

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