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Lamborghini Launches Huracán Super Trofeo EVO

Lamborghini launches Super Trofeo EVO for 2018…

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Lamborghini has launched its new Huracán Super Trofeo EVO, which will debut in all three of its single-make series beginning next year.

The EVO, featuring primarily aero updates, will be offered as an upgrade kit to first-generation Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo owners, and will become the new standard in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, Europe and Asia championships.

It features a significant overhaul in bodywork, with only the floor, front splitter and rear diffuser carrying over from the previous-generation model.

A rear fin and air intake on the roof are two of the most visible new features, with the intake providing dynamic supercharging for the 5.2-liter, normally aspirated V10 engine, which now generates 3 percent more torque at top speed.

The fin, meanwhile, is the same solution employed by LMP1 and Formula One cars and is part of the new carbon fiber body kit, which has improved aero efficiency by 8 percent less resistance to forward motion. 

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The aero upgrades have resulted in an even-faster car, with the EVO some 1.5 seconds quicker than the previous-generation race car in a lap around Monza.

Additionally, new safety features, such as a roof hatch developed from the Huracán GT3, have been integrated.

The Super Trofeo EVO comes as a significant step forward for the Italian manufacturer, which has sold more than 150 of the first-generation Huracan Super Trofeos, and 90 of those cars racing on a consistent basis worldwide.

“Our customers are the main reason we continue in our pursuit of excellence and ongoing improvement,” said Giorgio Sanna, Head of Motorsport at Lamborghini.

“This is why we kept the practical demands of the team and of the drivers in mind when we were designing the new Huracán Super Trofeo EVO.

“As it is a single-brand series, there are no regulatory demands that mean a successful model has to be altered.

“But with the EVO we wanted to give our customers an even more thrilling experience at the wheel, with superior performance and improved safety.”

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“Sophisticated aerodynamics and ultralight materials: the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO has been developed based on the two main pillars of the brand’s technology,” said Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technology Officer at Lamborghini. 

“Like the road version of the Huracán Performante, where use of composites and the drive to achieve maximum aerodynamic efficiency are the basis of levels of uncompromised performance, the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO also focuses on these elements, continuing as a category benchmark.”

The new Super Trofeo EVO, priced at $295,000 for a complete brand-new car, will make its official track debut next spring, with all cars in the Europe, Asia and North American championships required to run in EVO configuration.

It will also be eligible for GT championships worldwide, typically racing in the GT Cup class.

A show car is expected to be on display this weekend during the Super Trofeo North America round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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New Partnership with Roger Dubuis

Lamborghini has also announced a new partnership with Swiss luxury watchmaker Roger Dubuis. 

The livery on the Super Trofeo EVO has been influenced by the partnership, which will begin next year.

“We are proud to work with a prestigious brand such as Roger Dubuis; one which shares our values of ongoing innovation and product uniqueness, while always respecting our heritage and with the purpose of thrilling and amazing our customers and all those who love the brand around the world,” said Lamborghini Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali.

Added Roger Dubuis Chief Executive Officer Jean-Marc Pontroué: “Like the owners of exceptional Italian super sports cars, our customers are interested in standout aesthetics that ensure instant recognition matched by exclusivity and rarity.

“Combining our talents to deliver exceptional timepieces with unique experiential value, we are therefore placing ourselves in a higher place.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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