Lamborghini is adding another race car to its Blancpain Super Trofeo series, which covers six race weekends in different venues with 58 drivers. Their 2013 season will benefit from the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo that was unveiled this past Sunday with a new look for the Italian automaker’s customer racing program.
The new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 street version, but adds a look more appropriate for racing. Its added elements include a new spoiler design, a new rear diffuser, and new wheel arches. All these significant lead to a 120% improvement in aerodynamic efficiency over the 2012 model year.
We don’t expect to see any changes under the hood, so the car will most likely retain its usual 5.2-liter V10 engine with 570 HP. But the 2013 model has received remodeled brake ducts that help achieving a 50% improvement in thermal performance with improved front brake cooling. Also, better balance and dynamic performance is achieved by increasing downforce by 282 lbs in low downforce set up and 352 lbs in high downforce trim.
At the official unveiling, Maurizio Reggiani - Head of Lamborghini Motorsport - declared that the"series has significantly expanded its grid, inaugurated a successful championship in Asia, provided a fertile environment for guest and VIP immersion in the Lamborghini brand, and had built a significant following through traditional and burgeoning social media."
UPDATE 10/17/2012: Lamborghini has unveiled new images and a video from the Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo’s official debut in the Atalaya Center at the Navarra race circuit. Enjoy!