The new GT3-specification racing car uses an uprated version of the road car’s 5.2-litre V10 engine. In this guise it produces 611bhp, only a 9bhp advantage. However, the car is also 250kg lighter, thanks to a greater use of carbonfibre and aluminium in its chassis construction.
One major difference however is that the Super Trofeo is rear-wheel drive. The standard Huracán has a four-wheel-drive chassis, as did the previous Gallardo-based racer.
This raises the prospect of a version of the Huracán road car also adopting a rear-drive layout in the same vein as the special-edition Gallardo LP550-2 Balboni, of which only 250 were made.
The Super Trofeo, co-developed by Dallara Engineering, made its global debut at the Quail Motorsports gathering. The event in Carmel, California, is one of the highpoints of Monterey Car Week which culminates in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
"The Huracán Super Trofeo is an all-new car built from scratch with a clear racing concept. We believe it will be as fun for fans to watch as it will be rewarding for our racers to drive," said Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini’s research and development boss.
Dallara’s history with the car manufacturer dates back to 1963 when company founder Gian Paolo Dallara worked as a Lamborghini engineer and later led the development of the legendary Miura.
The car will be eligible to compete in the one-make Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo race series in Europe, Asia and North America next year.