Around 50 percent of the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 has been redesigned in its new Evo form according to motorsports boss Giorgio Sanna.
The Italian manufacturer unveiled the car during last weekend’s Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup round at the Nürburgring, marking the Huracan GT3’s first significant update since its debut in 2015.
“We needed to do this evolution for the next three seasons,” Sanna told Endurance-Info.
“One of the objectives was to reduce the operating cost. We also needed a car that is easier to drive for gentlemen drivers. Let’s not forget that the GT3 category was born for them.
“About 50 percent of the car has been redesigned.”
Interest has reportedly been high for the Evo model, which is available both as new or as part of an upgrade package for existing Huracan GT3 customers.
“We have already received orders, not just in Europe,” said Sanna. “These orders not only come from current teams, but also from those that do not race Lamborghinis currently.
“Lamborghini has made a great effort to reduce the cost of operating a car.”
The price of a new Huracan GT3 Evo is set at €389,000 (roughly $450,000), which includes multiple improvements from the first-generation championship-winning model, that has so far accumulated over 50 race wins and 12 series titles.
Aerodynamic enhancements include a new rear wing and modified front splitter, while a revised suspension system features lighter aluminum front arms and four-way shock absorbers.
The ABS system has also been improved along with a new fully adjustable power steering system.
One of the biggest changes, however, comes with the powerplant, which now features the same 5.2-liter V10 engine from the Huracan Performante road car.
It marks a move away from Lamborghini’s previously shared GT3 powertrain with the Audi R8 LMS, which will also roll out with an Evo kit next year.
Interest Remains Strong on GT2
Sanna also reiterated that Lamborghini remains interested in the GT2 category, which will be introduced in the Blancpain GT Sports Club next year.
He previously told Sportscar365 that the manufacturer is most likely to call on an upgraded Super Trofeo Evo version of the Huracan, although its entry into the class has not been formally announced.
“We can only look at this new category,” he said. “The idea is to start from the Huracan Super Trofeo Evo, to reduce costs.
“I admit that [the Aventador] would [also] be attractive, but it would go against the reduction of costs.”
Laurent Mercier contributed to this report.