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Lamborghini Envisions GT3 Evo2 to Be “Very Different”

Lamborghini’s head of motorsport Giorgio Sanna on next evolution of Huracan GT3…

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Lamborghini’s second evolution of the Huracan GT3 model is set to be “very different” from the current Evo variant, according to the manufacturer’s Head of Motorsport Giorgio Sanna.

The company is due to introduce the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2 next year to replace the first Evo upgrade model that is entering its fourth year of global competition.

The Huracan racing line extends back to the introduction of the original GT3 model released ahead of the 2015 season.

Sanna indicated that although the vehicle will be an evolution of a current product, and therefore available for current Evo teams to convert, Lamborghini considers the Huracan GT3 Evo2 to be like a new car based on planned dramatic changes to the design that will be announced soon.

“We name it as an Evo2 because it is possible to update the existing car with a dedicated kit,” Sanna told Sportscar365.

“But in terms of the design and aerodynamics, it will be very different compared to the existing one.

“We keep the same name of the car and the chassis is the same, so it’s an Evo. But we have worked a lot and made basically a new car from our perspective.

“In terms of appearance, it will appear as a brand-new car.”

Sanna confirmed that Lamborghini is “close” to presenting its updated GT3 product, however a precise date has not been made public.

He said that the car is “done” with the testing program currently focusing on endurance running and validation of the finalized systems.

“It is going very well. The homologation is already done,” Sanna explained.

“The target was to develop a new car with a close link to the technology and the products that we have in our portfolio like the Huracan STO.

“We will see a lot of new technical features that will be very interesting in my opinion.

“The car, from my point of view, looks very nice. I also think it will be very positive for our prospective customers.

“The cost of the car and the running costs of the car are still the best on the market.

“It’s a car that is fundamental for us because it is a car that has to bring us into the next four years of racing activities.

“In any case, for 2023, 24, 25 and 26 this car will be eligible. And we need to have a car that will be competitive and attractive for the next few years.”

The Huracan GT3 Evo2’s race debut has not been set but Sanna appeared reluctant to rush into confirming a 2022 outing ahead of the global customer rollout next year.

It is common for GT3 brands to sign their new cars up for select races as invitational entries, in championships such as the 24H Series and NLS, to test car systems in a competitive environment before they fully enter the market with customer teams.

“At the moment we don’t need to debut in a race weekend,” Sanna suggested.

“We will decide during the season, but I don’t expect that it will be mandatory for us to debut before [2023] honestly. We have a very long test schedule to fulfill this season.

“We will evaluate and maybe do one race before the end of this season. Otherwise, the official debut will be in Daytona next year. We will also decide for the Dubai 24 Hours.

“But in any case, we are focused on closing the development loop and starting the production of the cars to deliver them to the teams in time. That is always a big challenge that most people forget. At the end of the year we will start to deliver the first cars.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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