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Lamborghini Unleashes Its New Huracan-Based Race Car, Subtle It Is Not

Gerard January 22, 2015 10:28

Not too long ago, Lamborghini made its way down to Sepang to host its Blancpain Super Trofeo race series. Filled with several competition-spec Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo racers, the event also brought along with it the immensely rare Veneno known as Car Zero (prototype model). Aside from that, a preview of the replacement to the above-mentioned racer was also on display. Now, at long last, the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 has made its world premiere.

The racer is based on the normal Lamborghini Huracan but with several changes on it, mostly on the chassis and bodywork. Underneath the skin is an Alu-Carbon chassis and fully integrated FIA-compliant roll-cage. The subframe is modified at the front and rear to house a high performance water radiator upfront, and for a better positioning of the gearbox at the rear. Front and rear lights are LED.

Composite materials make up the exterior bodywork along with the aerodynamic components, developed in collaboration with Dallara Engineering. With a rear adjustable wing, adjustable front diffuser and louvres, the new aerodynamics not only provide better air flow penetration and downforce, but also improves cooling of the braking system. All these enhancements provide 42/58 front/rear weight distribution and kerb weight stands at 1,239 kg, awaiting FIA BOP finalisation.  

The Huracan-derived V10 engine is fixed on the chassis by rigid mountings and is coupled to a sequential six-speed gearbox, following FIA regulations, and a three-disc racing clutch. Should things go wrong, the Huracan GT3’s safety components include a carbon frame 8862 specification seat with OMP seat belts; an OMP fire extinguishing system; and an innovative roof hatch which enables, in case of need, quick assistance by medical personnel through the roof of the car. The fuel tank is an FT3 type and the pedals are adjustable.

Also following FIA regulations are the Huracan GT3’s braking system: 380 x 34 mm steel discs at the front (6 pot), and 355 x 32mm steel discs at the back (4 pot), equipped with Bosch ABS. The system features 12 settings that can be chosen from the OMP-engineered steering wheel along with the traction control. The Huracan GT3 makes contact to the ground via 315/680 tyres at the front and 325/705 ones at the back.

Inside, a Bosch Motorsport control unit manages traction control, gearbox and the dashboard-mounted TFT display.

Price from 369,000 euros (RM 1,543,970), the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 will be entered into the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series and Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series in Europe, USA and Asia.

2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Gallery

About Gerard

My first impressions of a dream car should be a ridiculous top speed with physics defying cornering capabilities, namely the Ferraris, Paganis and what not. Deep down, I just want something that makes you feel special when you drive it, expensive or not.


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