The single most striking difference between Huracán road and race car is that the latter is rear-drive. Lamborghini argues this will make the Super Trofeo series more attractive to drivers seeking to progress up to GT3. It also cuts weight, while the traction advantage of all-wheel drive is less significant on track and with racing tyres. The chassis is modified to accept a larger race radiator up front and the racing gearbox at the rear, while the bodywork itself is mounted on fast fittings for pit-lane repairs. Aerodynamics have been tuned for greater downforce and drag efficiency; the rear wing has ten different downforce settings while the front air intake ducts are also adjustable.
Power is provided by a 620 hp version of Lamborghini’s V10, driving through a three-disc clutch and XTrac sequential transmission. Power to weight ratio is an impressive 2.05 kilograms per horsepower (compared with 2.33 kg/hp for the roadgoing all-wheel drive model).
Inside the cockpit, luxuries are few but the sophisticated MOTEC M182 electronic control unit governs data, display and gearchanges while the Bosch Motorsport ABS offers 12 different traction settings that the driver can select via a control on the steering wheel. Adjustable anti-roll bars and dampers will enable drivers to set up the LP 620-2 Super Trofeo to their precise requirements, whatever the circuit or conditions.