As the Lamborghini Gallardo retired into history books to make way for the new Huracan as the company’s entry-level supercar , so did the race-ready Gallardo Super Trofeo . Still fresh off the assembly line, the Huracan LP610-4 is getting ready to dress its brand new Super Trofeo suit for the Lamborghini Accademia program starting this year, so we created a rendering of what we think it will look like (above).
Those of you that are not familiar with the initiative, the Lamborghini Accademia is part of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse program and provides customers with intensive driving courses at the Imola race track. It essentially prepares amateur drivers for real world racing by means of two programs. Customers who want to stick to weekend track days can attend the intensive course, while those willing to take it up a notch and race at a professional or pro-am level can do so by signing up for the advanced program with a team of experience racing instructors.
Although the Huracan Super Trofeo is only available through Lamborghini’s Accademia for now, the supercar will soon take on the tracks in a series of its own, much like the Gallardo Super Trofeo did.
Updated 07/15/2014: Lamborghini unveiled the first teaser image (after the jump) for the future Huracan Super Trofeo and confirmed that the car is ready for its first testing session at the Vallelunga circuit.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Lambo Huracan Super Trofeo.
Improved Aerodynamics, Racy Looks
The Huracan LP610-4 Super Trofeo is not yet ready to show its face in public, but our brand-new rendering comes in to shed some light on its race-spec add-ons. Much like the Gallardo Super Trofeo, the Huracan will be distinguished by an aerodynamic body kit that will improve the supercar’s performance and handling on the track. Notable features will include an enhanced front spoiler with side winglets, revised side skirts and intakes, a fixed rear wing, and a reshaped rear diffuser. Every addition will increase the Huracan’s carbon-fiber components, with more weight to be shaved off by means of a slightly stripped interior.
The drivetrain will likely remain unchanged, but we figure Lamborghini will improve the Huracan’s braking power by means of larger discs and more efficient brake ducts. A slight chassis tune should also improve dynamics to go with the increased downforce provided by the aero package. With 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque at its disposal, the Huracan Super Trofeo will most certainly put a smile on many faces.
As with all race cars competing in a series of their own, the Huracan Super Trofeo won’t get to test its skills against rivals from Ferrari , McLaren or Audi. With that in mind, Lamborghini will only have to worry about providing a race-ready Huracan that’s better than the Gallardo Super Trofeo in all aspects. That shouldn’t be a major task given the numerous updates available in the road-going Huracan, but the popular Gallardo won’t be an easy target.
In its most recent configuration, the Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo boasted a new spoiler design, a new rear diffuser, and redesigned wheel arches. All these changes accounted for a 120-percent improvement in aerodynamic efficiency, which increased the potential of its 570-horsepower, 5.2-liter V-10 engine. The Gallardo Super Trofeo made its North American debut in 2013, four years after being introduced in Europe.
After its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and having garnered more than 1500 orders from all over the world, the new supercar from the House of the Raging Bull is playing the starring role in Lamborghini Accademia 2014, which takes to the grid on 2 June in Imola.
Lamborghini Accademia is holding its first 2014 session on June 2 to 4 at Imola Racetrack. The lead role is awarded to the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, the new luxury super sports car unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The Lamborghini Accademia program, by Lamborghini Squadra Corse, provides Lamborghini customers with intensive driving courses on the track, so they can take their first steps into the world of motor racing. "Learning by doing is best" is the philosophy behind the Accademia, which offers two programs - one intensive and one advanced - with a team of professional instructors who have extensive experience in the racing world.
The Accademia provides the remarkable opportunity to fully experience the potential of Lamborghini super sports cars on both track and ice (Winter Accademia). It’s a captivating combination of high performance vehicles on some of the world’s legendary race tracks.
Press Release - July 15, 2014
The new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo today on track for its first shakedown on the “Piero Taruffi” Vallelunga (ITA) circuit.
Chief Test Driver of Automobili Lamborghini Research and Development Department, Giorgio Sanna, will start the delicate task of fine-tuning the new Super Trofeo race car, along with the two offic ial Lamborghini
Squadra Corse test drivers Adrian Zaugg and Fabio Babini, and supported by drivers from the Young Drivers Program.
From 2015, Lamborghini’s newest ‘raging bull’ super sports car, the Huracán, will be the car raced in all of the three Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series (Europe, Asia and North America). Next season’s Series will feature both the Gallardo and the Huracán which will share the grid but will race in different classes.
“The first shakedown is always a very special moment. I’ve followed the development phase step by step in Sant’Agata Bologn ese, and we are all enthusiastic about this very important moment. We have full confidence in both Zaugg and Babini, as well as in the young drivers who will contribute to refining the new car. The new Huracán Super Trofeo will ensure Lamborghini a key role in International motor sport,” commented Giorgio Sanna.