After its official launch at Pebble Beach in August, the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo made its European premiere in the Blancpain Endurance Series paddock at the Nürburgring last weekend.
With interest in the one-make series growing in Europe, the U.S. and especially Asia and full grids expected in all three regional series next season, the Italian brand now approaches the launch the GT3 version of the Huracán.
“The car will be presented very soon, sooner then you might expect, but for now we are still focused on the launch, sales and deliveries of the Super Trofeo cars,” said Lamborghini development driver Giorgio Sanna.
Both cars were developed by Lamborghini, Dallara and Squadra Corse, with some Audi staff unofficially also involved in the project, as revealed by Sportscar365.com.
“We are only focused and committed to customer racing, compared to other manufacturers we are not involved in other series like DTM, Le Mans or Formula 1. For us, GT3 is the pinnacle of our strategy,” Sanna said.
“A works team is not being considered. But we are looking with interest to be involved with some customer teams, who will be supported by Lamborghini.
“We don’t need a factory team, we need partner teams.”
With the Huracán Super Trofeo being a considerable step up from the Gallardo in all areas, the performance gap with the GT3 is expected to be a lot smaller, making it easier for gentlemen drivers to make the next step.
“At the moment the Huracan Super Trofeo is two seconds per lap faster than the old Gallardo, so we are already close to the lap time of the actual GT3 cars,” Sanna said.
“The percentage of shared components between the Huracan GT3 and Super Trofeo will be low, the GT3 will be a lot more extreme.
“The new GT3 will be better in terms of performance and technical features because it will be more professional and also a little bit more expensive.
“The problem today for the drivers is that when you move up from the one-make series to GT3 you discover a car that is so extreme in terms of aerodynamics, electronics, traction control, ABS and is not so easy to setup.”
Sanna also indicated that the 2015 Lamborghini Super Trofeo World final will most likely take place in the US. This year’s event takes place in Sepang at the end of November.