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21 July 2014

Lambo Huracan racer is coming

2015 Super Trofeo car gets first shakedown at the Vallelunga circuit. Here’s a teaser

Vijay Pattni
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Channelling its inner GI Jane, Lamborghini has released this somewhat odd teaser picture of the new Huracan Super Trofeo racecar, ahead of its first ever ‘shakedown' test this week.

And the lucky git responsible for trying to break the limits of the new Huracan racer in this shakedown? Lambo's R&D chief tester Giorgio Sanna, who will "start the delicate task of fine-tuning the new Super Trofeo race car". Though with a monster V10, we imagine ‘delicate' might be an understatement.

That's right, the road-going Lamborghini Huracan boasts a 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine, producing 603bhp and 560Nm of torque. With all four wheels hooked up, that equates to a 0-100kph time of 3.2 seconds.

This racer is being tested at the Vallelunga circuit in Italy, and Sanna will test alongside Lamborghini Squadra Corse drivers Adrian Zaugg and Fabio Babini, and pilots from the Young Drivers Programme.

It'll race in the Blancpain Super Trofeo series next year, sharing the grid with the outgoing Gallardo, though both will race in different classes. Sanna's confident it'll be rather excellent, too. "The new Huracan Super Trofeo will ensure Lamborghini a key role in international motor sport," he said.

This we do not doubt. Still, Lambo, a word about that camo. Green'n'beige is great for hiding in forests and moorlands and the like, but it's not going to do the business on a track. Asphalt camo, that's what you need...

TopGear India drives the new Lamborghini Huracan

 

Tags: super torfeo, huracan, lamborghini

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