Published on May 27th, 2021 | by Joshua Chin0
Lamborghini Unveils New Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2 Racer
This new wild-looking Lamborghini Huracan race car will take to the track come 2022.
Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse motorsports division has recently revealed its second update in 7 years for its Huracan Super Trofeo race car. Aptly named the EVO2, this revised track-only raging bull that competes in its own dedicated one-make racing series gains some mild mechanical upgrades, as well as a whole host of wild-looking bodywork modifications.
Kicking things off with the wildest bits of the wild-looking body mods first, this new EVO2 features a radically altered face from its EVO predecessor, with the most distinct departure being its moustache-like pronounced ‘omega’ lip that joins the large carbon fibre splitter further down below. Touted by Lamborghini to be a design touch that further reinforces the stylistic link of this race car with the Huracan STO, the other main changes up front will be the slimmer LED headlights with a hexagonal pattern, as well as an updated Sian-style air curtain intake design that is said to improve airflow and optimise downforce.
Now moving further down the side, the EVO2’s side panelling and rear aero hardware are now made from carbon fibre as opposed to the plastic items they were before. The extremely flared rear wings of this track-spec Huracan have also been redesigned to be composed of only a single element that includes part of the side spoilers too for optimal surface continuity.
Speaking of spoilers, the massive fin that runs across the engine rear of the Huracan and the equally-massive carbon fibre rear wing is still retained (albeit mildly tweaked in design) round the rear of this updated EVO2. New however at the back are its LED tail light clusters, the frames of which have been claimed by Lamborghini to be an homage to the Countach.
As for the mild mechanical upgrades meanwhile, the main news in this department will be the larger front disk brakes fitted on the EVO2. Specially designed and developed by Squadra Corse, the front disk diameter has been increased from 380 mm to 390 mm and thus can accommodate the newly designed calipers that boast a larger surface area for better stopping performance.
In terms of actual performance on the other hand, the EVO2 still retains the same mid-mounted 5.2 litre naturally aspirated V10 from before. Outputting a healthy 620 hp, power is sent to solely the rear wheels via a six-speed X-trac sequential transmission.
Set to be making its debut at Circuit Paul Ricard in France on May 28 during the second round of the European Super Trofeo championship, prices for the race-spec raging bull starts from €250,000 (RM 1.25 million) before taxes. To customer teams who already own an EVO however, Lamborghini will be offering a dedicated EVO2 conversion kit some time next year.
Since the Huracan Super Trofeo’s launch in 2014, over 400 examples of this race-spec Lamborghini has been produced in 7 years. What more is that with this new EVO2, Squadra Corse believes that the goal of 500 units will be a real possibility within the next couple of years.
PRESS RELEASE: Lamborghini Squadra Corse presents the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2, the latest version of racing car that will be used across each of the three continental Lamborghini series, starting in 2022. Radical aerodynamic refinements and an uncompromising design created by Lamborghini Centro Stile make the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 the most high-performance version ever to race in the one-make series, which in 2021 contested its 13th season.
“Seven years have passed since we introduced the first Huracán Super Trofeo at Pebble Beach, and now Squadra Corse is adding a new chapter to its history,” commented Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Huracán is one of the biggest bestsellers in the history of the brand, and the Super Trofeo has additionally helped to increase its success”.
Since 2009, 950 drivers have raced in the Super Trofeo, competing in over 310 hours at the most prestigious tracks in the world. Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, remarked: “The Super Trofeo is the best testing ground for technical and aerodynamic solutions for both road cars and GTs, and with the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 we have definitely taken another step forward. In April 2021 we celebrated the milestone of the 400th Huracán racing car, and our goal with the Super Trofeo EVO2 is to reach 500 in just a few years”.
Aerodynamics and design are the areas in which Squadra Corse and Centro Stile have concentrated on the most. From an aesthetic point of view, the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 takes the design of the previous generations to the extreme, anticipating the styling elements that will debut on road cars in the coming years. The front end has undergone a radical change, featuring new high-intensity full LED light clusters with a hexagonal design and a pronounced “omega” lip that joins the carbon-fiber fins and reinforces the stylistic link with the Huracán STO. Also new are the air curtain intakes, which optimize airflow, by keeping it adherent to the sides, as well as downforce.
The rear, dominated by the large carbon-fiber wing, was inspired by minimalism and lightness. The frames of the new LED light clusters pay tribute to the design of the Countach and are efficiently supported by the arched carbon-fiber bumper, which harmoniously links the aerodynamic appendages located behind the wheels to the redesigned diffuser fins.
Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini Head of Design, commented: “When we approached the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 project, we immediately thought of the concept of ‘Racing in style’. That is, a combination of the typical aggressiveness of the Huracán racing cars and the classic stylistic features of Lamborghini’s DNA. In addition, the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 represents a futuristic aesthetic approach that partially anticipates the design elements of the next range of road cars”.
Innovations are also seen in numerous components of the bodywork, such as the side member paneling and the aforementioned rear aerodynamic appendages, replacing plastic materials with carbon fiber, while maintaining the maximum sustainability in terms of running costs. In addition, the rear fenders are now composed of a single element, which includes part of the side spoiler, for optimal surface continuity.
The braking system, designed and developed by Squadra Corse, has also undergone changes. The steel front discs are increased from 380 to 390 mm; the new calipers can accommodate pads with a new design and a larger surface area to optimize performance and consumption. Propulsion is entrusted to the 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine that delivers a maximum power output of 620 HP, to be managed with a sequential six-speed X-Trac gearbox and combined with rear-wheel drive.
Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini’s Head of Motorsport, stated: “The Super Trofeo is the basis of our concept of customer racing, capable of involving and exciting both young talents and gentlemen drivers. The Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 is dedicated to both categories of drivers, and we have designed it with the precise aim of offering an even more engaging driving experience, while paying the utmost attention to running costs”.
The Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 makes its public debut on May 28 in Le Castellet, on the occasion of the second round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe. The price for the European market is €250,000, excluding taxes. Customers will have the opportunity to upgrade the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO with a dedicated kit available from early 2022.