Lamborghini has revealed the most aggressive version of its smallest offering, the $430,000 Huracan GT3 Evo racer, which as its name suggests, is an evolution of the original Huracan GT3. It improves the first GT3 in several ways and is available for purchase both as a standalone model or as an upgrade for any existing Huracan GT3.

Winning not only the GT Asia Series Championship in 2016, as well as the Rolex 24 at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, the Huracan GT3, has proven highly successful, and the Evo is further refined and enhanced to bring out its qualities. The main point of focus was enhancing the car’s aerodynamics with the help of the Dallara Engineering.

2019 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO Exterior

2019 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO Exterior
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The GT3 differed considerably from any road-going Huracan, with its widened body, big wing at the back, multitude of aero aids, and center-locking wheels.

You really have to put the GT3 and GT3 Evo side by side to spot what exactly has been changed, but when you do, you may spot the new splitter and front bumper flicks housed in new lateral recesses, while at the back there’s a completely new diffuser.

The center piece of the rear end is still the massive carbon fiber wing that features twists at its ends in order to optimize its aerodynamic efficiency. You may also spot that there’s a new carbon fiber hood to replace the previous one made of fiberglass, and it has two big intakes instead of one huge one running across its width.

2019 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO Interior

Inside, the GT3 Evo is clearly a car stripped for lightness and use in racing. Most of the factory interior is taken out, except for the top of the dash, although it too is different in the instrument cowl area in order to house the race-spec digital gauge cluster.

Unlike the Super Trofeo racing variant, this GT3 does away with the factory air vents and just has one pointed straight at the driver.

There’s also a race spec steering wheel, a full race spec FIA-approved roll cage, and all of this leaves you with no doubt that this is most certainly not a road car. It also has one GT3 logo embroidered into the suede that covers the top of the dash in front of where the passenger’s seat would be.

It only features one seat, for the driver, since a passenger’s seat is not required in GT3 racing, and therefore most of the right footwell is used up by electronics and the fire suppression system.

2019 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO Drivetrain

2019 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO Exterior
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Power for the GT3 Evo comes from a modified version of the 5.2-liter, dry-sump V-10 that powers the road car. The manufacturer doesn’t detail the mods, but does mention it has a new camshaft and titanium valves which enhance drivability and longevity for endurance racing.

Its output is around the 580-horsepower mark (less than the road car, but in-keeping with GT3 regulations), with around 370 pound-feet of torque on tap sent to the rear wheels through a race-spec six-speed sequential gearbox.

All that weight shedding helps performance, though, and it tips the scales at 2,710 pounds which is considerably less than what a standard Huracan’s 3,417 pounds.

Competition

2019 McLaren 720S GT3

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Just last month McLaren unveiled its 720S GT3, a car that has undergone serious changes in its transition from supercar for the road to pure track racer. The manufacturer says that a whopping 90 percent of the base 720S’ components were swapped out or improved and that the vehicle will be ready to race in 2019.

Powering it is the same 4.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 engine that motivates the road car, but as with the Lambo, it has been specially modified for racing, and it too uses a sequential six-speed gearbox. Price for the 720S GT3 is £440,000 or around $566,000.

Read our full review on the 2019 McLaren 720S GT3.

2019 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3

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Nissan GT-R R35 may be over ten years old now, but it’s been incrementally updated this past decade, and now there’s a fresh new racing version called GT-R NISMO GT3. Priced from around $550,000, it offers a 550+ horsepower, 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V-6 which is actually placed further back in the car and lower compared to the road car.

It is mainly an update on the GT-R GT3 that was already on offer, but Nissan says the changes are enough to keep it competitive. And the latest one is going to be even more comfortable than before thanks to the addition of an optional air conditioning system designed to ease the strain of endurance racing in hot climates.

Read our full review on the 2019 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.

Conclusion

2019 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO Exterior
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The Huracan GT3 had already proven successful in racing, and this GT3 Evo version will allow it to maintain that position in the face of increasingly talented rivals - the McLaren mentioned above sounds like it’s going to be one of the cars to beat during the 2019 season.

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Further reading

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Read our full review on the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan Performante.

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Lamborghini Squadra Corse presents the new Huracán GT3 EVO at the Nürburgring round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe. The new EVO is the evolution of the Huracán GT3, winner of 12 international titles as well as the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring.

Giorgio Sanna, Head of Lamborghini Motorsport, commented: “The new Huracán GT3 EVO is the result of experience gained over the last three years of racing on circuits worldwide. The main objective during development was to improve drivability, making the car easier and more predictable for gentleman drivers, with low management costs for the teams. For teams that have invested in Lamborghini in the GT competitions of the past, we offer the opportunity to update the current Huracán GT3s with an EVO kit homologated for the next three years of races. As always, they can make use of our technical support and spare parts services on the track in national and international championships.”

The Huracán GT3 EVO is developed entirely at Sant’Agata Bolognese by Squadra Corse, Lamborghini’s motorsport division, which in 2018 celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo one-make series.

Aerodynamics

Design work was carried out over more than one year with a particular focus on the aerodynamics, conceived in collaboration with Dallara, the Parma-based company with over 40 years of motorsport experience. New solutions have considerably increased the aerodynamic load to further improve stability and reduce pitch sensitivity.

The front features significant modifications to the splitter, with a pronounced leading edge. The hood has also been modified with carbon fiber replacing the fiberglass, and thanks to the large central rib borrowed from the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo, it further improves the cooling capacity of the radiator. The bumper has new lateral recesses that house two large flicks to ensure a high front downforce. The rear is dominated by the large carbon fiber wing, with ends modeled in two twists that optimize the aerodynamic efficiency, aided by the diffuser with redesigned fins.

Mechanics

The development of the mechanics led to a modification of the front suspension kinematics, supported by arms no longer made of steel but of billet aluminum, improving the roll phase and the connection between the two axles. The rear axle also received important updates: new hubs, bearings and axle shafts with the use of tripods instead of constant-velocity joints for greater transmission efficiency and easy maintenance. The Öhlins shock absorbers have also been changed to become four way, ensuring optimal control during the roll phase, confronting curbs at high speeds.

Electronics

The EVO’s electronics benefit from the introduction of Electro Hydraulic Power Steering (EHPS), already successfully tested on the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo, with a switch to adjust the level of power-steering assistance while running. The ABS is also new, with the adoption of the recent Bosch ABS M5 for absolute control during braking.

Engine

Propulsion is entrusted to the 5.2 liter aspirated V10 derived from the latest generation of road-going Huracáns, which adopts new camshafts and titanium valves to optimize drivability and provide greater reliability in endurance races.

‘Liveability’

The Huracán GT3 EVO is a new point of reference for ‘liveability’ and safety in the panorama of GT3 cars. The redesigned roll cage facilitates access to the roof hatch and offers optimum comfort even for taller drivers.

The new car can be ordered now and all current GT3s can be updated with a dedicated EVO kit. The Huracán GT3 EVO will make its track debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona in January 2019.

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