Lamborghini has revealed an updated version of its flagship GT racing car, the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2, ahead of its global competition debut next year.
The Italian marque on Tuesday took the wraps off the 5.2-liter, naturally-aspirated V10 racer which is based on the STO track-focused derivative of the road-going Huracan.
Developed by Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse racing department, the Huracan GT3 EVO2 sports new aerodynamic features compared to its predecessor in line with the FIA’s 2022 GT3 regulations refresh, as well as a new air intake system.
The bodywork is fully carbon fiber and has been developed in collaboration between Squadra Corse and Lamborghini’s Centro Stile design department.
According to Lamborghini, the Huracan GT3 EVO2 generates more downforce than the GT3 Evo courtesy of a Zylon-coated carbon fiber floor and a new diffuser and splitters.
The rear wing is mounted on new aluminum supports derived from the STO that are intended to allow for “greater precision” in adjusting the wing settings.
The intake system features a hexagonal air scoop on the roof, replicating a layout found on the STO and presenting the most striking visual change in the evolution.
Lamborghini says the scoop is connected to a ‘snorkel’ that replaces the side air intakes found on the Huracan GT3 Evo. The system “optimally channels the airflow directly into the engine, resulting in greater responsiveness to the driver’s demands.”
The manufacturer has also fitted the car with 10 electronically-actuated throttle bodies designed to increase the V10 engine’s efficiency using titanium valves.
As reported by Sportscar365 in February, the EVO2 is a significant departure from the GT3 Evo model that debuted in 2019, despite also being based on the Huracan.
“The new Huracan GT3 EVO2 is not simply an evolution of the current car,” commented Lamborghini’s Head of Motorsport Giorgio Sanna.
“It’s a new project that reinforces the technological transfer between Lamborghini’s motorsport division and the company and inherits two difficult tasks: to prove as successful as the previous generations of Huracan GT3, which have won more than 40 international titles in six seasons, and to match its commercial success by helping to reach the target of 500 Huracan racing cars since 2015.”
The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 is set to make its race debut at the 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona, with customer deliveries slated to take place in the second half of this year.
As is the case with the recently-introduced Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2, existing Lamborghini GT3 customers will be able to convert their Evo models to EVO2 spec.
Since the launch of the original Huracan GT3 in 2015, Lamborghini teams have won several major accolades with it including titles in Fanatec GT World Challenge powered by AWS, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and International GT Open.
Major race wins have occurred in the GT ranks of the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, while the EVO2 is due to be eligible for the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans starting in 2024.