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2018 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo

Extra aero tweaks for the Raging Bull’s gentleman racer

Back in 2014, during the annual auto extravaganza that is Monterey Car Week, Lamborghini revealed the Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, a hardcore, race-ready iteration of the popular Lamborghini Huracan road car. Framed as an entry into the exciting world of GT3 racing, the Super Trofeo offers world-class performance at a relatively affordable price point. Built to spec for competition in the international one-make Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series, more than 150 examples of the Super Trofeo have sold worldwide in the three years its been on the market, with racers taking to the track in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. As many as 90 cars participate in the series annually. Now, the motorsports geeks from Lamborghini Squadra Corse just released an updated version of the Super Trofeo at a special event at Sant’Agata Bolognese, and it’s got improved aerodynamics and new safety measures, all with the same Super Trofeo fun.

“As it is a single-brand series, there are no regulatory demands that mean a successful model has to be altered. But with the Evo we wanted to give our customers an even more thrilling experience at the wheel, with superior performance and improved safety,” says Lambo’s Head of Motosport, Giorgio Sanna. Lambo’s CEO Stefano Domenicali adds, “Lamborghini Squadra Corse is continuing its plan to grow and consolidate its position as a trend setter on the competition scene.” So then – is this six-figure speed toy worth the outlay?

Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo.

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Lamborghini CEO Shoots Down Formula One Entry

Lamborghini CEO Shoots Down Formula One Entry

Stefano Domenicali points out more important priorities for the Italian automaker

Lamborghini may have Stefano Domenicali at the helm as its new chief executive officer, but even having the man who once took charge of rival Ferrari’s Formula One team isn’t enough for the Italian automaker to consider entering motor racing’s highest level of competition. Domenicali himself said as much in a conversation with AutoWeek, saying that Formula One “is not a priority” for the Italian automaker.

The new CEO’s statements are not different from his predecessor, Stephan Winkelmann, who also shut down any possibility linking Lamborghini back to Formula One for the first time in 20-plus years.

Sure, it would look cool to see Lamborghini return to Formula One, but there are a multitude of reasons that can be tied into its refusal to make the jump. Domenicali talked about “other priorities” and that’s true, both from a manufacturers and motorsports perspective. Right now, the biggest and most important priority is to expand its production capabilities with the impending arrival of the Urus SUV, which is projected to be the biggest volume model of the automaker. Having the facility and the resources in place to accommodate the SUV’s production is important for Lambo to continue functioning to its normal capacity. That also ties into its two existing models – the Aventador and the Huracán – as well as the multitude of special edition models it routinely creates.

Then there’s Lamborghini’s motorsports priority. It’s easy to overlook the company’s absence from Formula One and dismiss its motor sports credentials. That couldn’t be further from the truth though. Lamborghini is heavily invested in the sport. It builds GT3 race cars for competition. It has its own single-make series (the Super Trofeo). It also has an in-house driver development program that goes all the way to the grassroots level, specifically the recently launched Kart Driver’s Program.

Based on all of these, Domenicali does offer a fair assessment of what Lamborghini’s priorities are and how those priorities take precedent over any ambition to enter the chaotic world of Formula One.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

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The Smoking Tire Looks At The Lamborghini Huracán LP620-2 SuperTrofeo: Video

The Smoking Tire Looks At The Lamborghini Huracán LP620-2 SuperTrofeo: Video

Matt Farah gets a ride of a lifetime behind the wheel

Being able to drive a Lamborghini Huracán is easy enough if you know someone who actually owns one. Better yet, you can just buy one yourself so you can drive it as many times as you want. But even if you are a proud Huracán owner, there’s no guarantee that you can drive its racing counterpart, the Huracán LP620-2 SuperTrofeo.

For that, you have to be part of the Super Trofeo racing series, either as a driver or a team owner. Easier said than done, right? There is one other way to be able to drive the Huracán LP620-2 SuperTrofeo on the track. The Smoking Tire host Matt Farah demonstrated the benefits of networking and building up your friend’s list on Facebook. Farah is neither a race car driver nor is he a team owner in the SuperTrofeo racing series. But since he has friends in the right places, he was able to get invited by Dream Racing to take the Huracán SuperTrofeo out for a few spins in Las Vegas.

The whole experience is pretty exciting, especially for Farah, who seems to have that giddy look in his face throughout the 10-plus-minute video. Can you blame him? I certainly can’t. In fact, I’m pretty envious that he gets to take the race car iteration of the Huracán out for what looks to be a handful of quality laps around the Vegas race track.

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Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Will Make North American GT3 Racing Debut In 2016

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Will Make North American GT3 Racing Debut In 2016

One year after blazing its trail in European racing, the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 will finally make its North American GT3 racing debut in 2016 after a handful of teams confirmed their intention to race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class with the new Lambo race car. The Huracan GT3’s maiden racing run in the series will take place in the season-opening race — the Rolex 24 at Daytona — on January 30 and 31, 2016.

The arrival of the Huracan GT3 comes at an opportune time for customer teams, thanks in part to the adoption of the 2016 FIA GT3 specifications for all of its entries in the GTD class. Change Racing and O’Gara Motorsports are the first two teams that plan to use a Huracan GT3 next season. The two racing outfits are known for their involvement in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America, the one-make Lamborghini racing series that’s now in its third season. Change Racing, in particular, has been involved in the series since its inception in 2013, winning the first two seasons of the series on top of claiming the 2014 Pro-Am Super Trofeo World Finals title.

Likewise, O’Gara Motorsport has also been involved with the Super Trofeo North America from the very beginning and is on its way to claiming its first series victory in three years. Another team, Europe-based Konrad Motorsport, will also race in the 24 Hours of Daytona with a Huracan GT3.

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Lamborghini Squadra Corse Announces "GT3 Junior Program"

Lamborghini Squadra Corse Announces "GT3 Junior Program"

Lamborghini isn’t exactly known for its competitive heritage. In contrast to his rival, Enzo Ferrari, Ferruccio Lamborghini wasn’t a huge fan of racing. But, as Enzo figured out long ago, racing is an essential marketing tool for a performance car company.

Lamborghini has since come around to this way of thinking with its Squadra Corse GT racing program, which has a great record of fostering young driver talent around the world. Lamborghini has recommitted to young drivers for the 2015 season with the Squadra Corse Young Drivers Program, and has also added two new initiatives: the GT3 Junior Program and Formula Junior program.

Let’s pretend for a moment that you’re an exceptionally talented racing driver under 26 years of age. If you actually are, then bully for you. The first rung on the ladder to Lamborghini stardom is the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series, a spec series in which entrants race identically prepared Lamborghini Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo race cars. Once you’ve proved your merits there, you move into the GT3 Junior Program, where you’ll be groomed to drive the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 and eventually race in one of the many GT3 series around the world.

If you’re an open-wheel racer, then the Formula Junior Program is your avenue to Lamborghini Squadra Corse greatness. Lamborghini will support select grass-roots single-seater teams and scout for the best talents among them throughout the 2015 season.

Continue reading for the full story.

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Lamborghini Huracan GT3 On The Race Track: Video

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 On The Race Track: Video

The 2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 made its Blancpain Endurance Series debut with a bang at the 2015 3 Hours of Monza, crossing the finish line 37 seconds ahead of the second-place Ferrari 458 GT3. All that after setting the fastest lap during qualifiers. The victory, however, was short-lived as the No. 19 car of Fabio Babini, Jeroen Mul, and Andrew Palmer was excluded from the event a few hours later, after Monza stewards ruled that the winning Huracan had infringed refueling restrictor rules. But despite being stripped of its hard-earned success, the fact remains that the Huracan GT3 introduced itself as one of the main contenders for this year’s championship trophy.

Needless to say, this Italian track beast has everything it needs to defeat the mighty Audi R8 LMS. It’s powerful and it has a team of experienced drivers. It may be less important on the track, but the Huracan GT3 also wears a cool livery and roars like all hell breaking loose. That must be exciting for those in the stands.

In case you missed the Monza race, the video above is enough to show you what I mean. The track footage comes via Autocar, who had the chance to send Matt Saunders to test the GT3 racer around the Adria race track in Italy. Of course, Saunders isn’t as fast as the drivers that manhandle the Huracan in the Blancpain Endurance Series, but it’s enough to give a taste of what this Lambo is capable of.

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2015 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 In Action At Monza: Video

2015 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 In Action At Monza: Video

A Treat for the Ears!

Developed as a replacement for the aging Gallardo FL2 race car and launched earlier this year, the Huracan GT3 is being prepared for the upcoming racing season as we speak. With the first stage of the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series scheduled to kick off on April 12th with the 3 Hours of Monza, Lamborghini took its new race car to the same Italian track for some last-minute honing before the Huracan is thrown into battle against GT3-spec versions of the McLaren 650S, Ferrari 458, Audi R8 LMS Ultra, Nissan GT-R, and even the Gallardo it was built to replace.

If you want to see the Huracan GT3 doing its thing but don’t want to wait for the Blancpain Endurance Series, then I have just the video for you. YouTube user "NM2255 Car HD Videos" was lucky enough to catch the supercar lapping the Monza track during a private test day and he put together four minutes of awesome accelerations, flybys and downshifts. Making the footage that much more enticing is the sound of the Huracan’s high-revving V-10 engine. Make sure you turn up the volume for a preview of what’s to come later this racing season.

Continue reading to find out more about the Huracan’s racing campaign for 2015.

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2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3

2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3

The 2015 Lamborghini Huracan has been assigned the near-impossible mission of replacing the mighty Gallardo as the company’s entry-level supercar. Before the 610-horsepower machines even began rolling off the Italian assembly lines, Lamborghini was already developing new, faster versions. First on its list was the 2015 LP620-2 Super Trofeo, the race car that comes with a one-make series of its own to displace the Gallardo’s. With the 2015 racing season just around the corner, the Italians revealed yet another iteration of the Huracan: the GT3. As the moniker suggests, we’re still in racing territory, but this time in a more disputed department — the Blancpain Series — in which Lamborghini faces competition from a handful of manufacturers, Audi and McLaren included.

The brand-new race car comes to replace the Gallardo FL2, the company’s sole offering for privateers in both the Blancpain Endurance and Sprint Series. Gentlemen racers, it’s time to grab your helmets, there’s a new kid in town!

Based on the road-going Huracan that arrived in 2014, the GT3 comes with all the goodies specific to an endurance race car, including an aggressive body kit, a stripped interior and a curb weight of only 2,731 pounds.

Updated 01/21/2015: Lamborghini released the official details on the new Huracan GT3, which was unveiled at the company’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Click past the jump for the new details.

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Lamborghini and IMSA Extend Partnership Through 2018

Lamborghini and IMSA Extend Partnership Through 2018

If you’re a fan of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America Championship Series, this announcement should be music to your ears. Lamborghini and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) have announced an extension of their partnership for another four years. Part of this extended partnership calls for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series to continue under IMSA sanctions.

As far as one-make racing series are concerned, the Blancpain Super Trofeo Series is as good as it gets, so it’s definitely great to hear that we’ll be seeing it for the next four years. The 2015 season is particularly special because it will be the first time we get to see the Huracan Super Trofeo in action.

The arrival of the Huracan Super Trofeo means that we’re gonna see it and the Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo share the grid in the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo season, albeit with separate standings. Still, that’s something to look forward to.

As for the season itself, the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America event calendar was also recently unveiled with 10 rounds being raced at five venues across the U.S., including Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen, Road Atlanta, and the Circuit of the Americas. A World Final has also been scheduled to take place in November 2015 with competitors from all three global Blancpain Super Trofeo Series — Europe, Asia and North America — vying to became the world champion.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo.

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2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo

2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo

The Lamborghini Gallardo was a powerful milestone for the Italian company. It set new records for sales and production while simultaneously propelling the brand into a more mainstream audience. The Gallardo also marked Lamborghini’s return to one-make racing with the Super Trofeo series. Now that the record setting Gallardo has been replaced with the new Huracan, there is a large gap in the Lamborghini lineup.

Initial sales are strong, and it looks like the Huracan will quickly claim the top sales spot from its older sibling, and now Lamborghini has officially announced a Super Trofeo version of the new supercar to fill the race car slot as well.

Gentlemen racers, grab your helmets.

We knew it was coming, but now it is official, and we have all the details and information waiting for you after the break. With more power, a lighter weight and major drivetrain alterations, the new cars are promising to be much faster than the previous racing Gallardos could have ever hoped to be. You can find out all the new details about the engines, chassis aerodynamics and more after the break.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo.

All in-person images from Monterey Car Week are courtesy of Carninja and are used with express permission.

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Video: Hear the New Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Super Trofeo

Video: Hear the New Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Super Trofeo

With the Huracan having already replaced the Gallardo as Lamborghini’s entry-level supercar, it was only a matter of time before the Italians rolled out a Super Trofeo version of the 610-horsepower machine. Announced in July 2014, the Huracan LP610-4 Super Trofeo is finally here to showcase its racing suit thanks to supercar spotter Jeroen.

He stumbled upon the track-prepped Lambo while the Italians were busy with the official photo shoot. It seems we won’t have to wait for the pictures to be released, as the video above provides us with a comprehensive walkaround, and, more importantly, it gives us a taste of the vehicle’s piercing engine note.

The footage also comes to confirm the numerous aerodynamic updates the Huracan has gained in order to become a full-time race car. Notice the huge front splitter and side skirts, the sexy rear diffuser and the huge fixed wing. Modifications don’t stop here though. A bevy of winglets adorn both the front and rear fascias, while the regular engine and trunk bonnets have been replaced with race-spec units.

The louvered front fenders allow better engine cooling and optimize airflow over and around the car. Rounding off the Super Trofeo package is a simple, yet enticing livery. The grey-painted body features silver and white markings, while the carbon-fiber aerodynamic parts are highlighted by bright-orange accents.

No doubt the Huracan Super Trofeo is one mean-looking machine, but wait until you hear that 5.2-liter V-10 engine roar.

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Video: The Sounds of the Lamborghini LP570-4 SuperTrofeo

Video: The Sounds of the Lamborghini LP570-4 SuperTrofeo

Youtube user Marchettino had the chance to shot another great video. During the Lamborghini BlancPain championship event he caught a large amount of 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo SuperTrofeos racing at the Misano racetrack. The new version looks way more aggressive and loud, and you will have the chance to see them from different points of the track!

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that delivers a total of 570 horsepower. The model also received a new aerodynamic kit that included a new spoiler design, a new rear diffuser and new wheel arches. These changes will lead to a 120-percent improvement in aerodynamic efficiency.

If you have the right racing license, you can rent the Lamborghini SuperTrofeo models for about $35,000. This will give you the chance to hear it up close. If this is not a possibility for you, you can at least get an idea from the above video.

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2013 Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2

2013 Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2

Lamborghini has unveiled today the first details on the new Gallardo GT3 FL2 racecar that is set to be used in the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The model is based on the 2013-model-year Gallardo and has been developed in cooperation with Reiter Engineering.

The first details offered by Lamborghini reveal that the new GT3 FL2 will receive "24-hour" brakes, improved engine cooling and reduced fuel consumption. Because we are talking about a racecar, we will also see a highly efficient aero kit, including a new front splitter and a rear carbon diffuser based on the one developed for the Super Trofeo. Also, when compared to the Gallardo GT3, the new FL2 version will be about 55 pounds lighter.

So, is this Lambo prepared to take over where the outgoing Gallardo GT3 leaves off, or will it be buried amongst the Porsche and Ferrari racecars?

Click past the jump to read about the Gallardo GT3 FL2 and find out

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2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo

2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo

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!

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Video: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Shows off its Throaty Exhaust

Video: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Shows off its Throaty Exhaust

Oh the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, how we love thee. At $2.5 million and not even legal for street use, it is a pipe dream for 99.9 percent of the world. And only about 1 percent of that 0.1 percent would actually buy one. So that makes it one of the sickest cars to date.

There have been very few videos of this ultra-rare, ultra-expensive supercar and even fewer that actually show this beast running and moving. We got to see only a few seconds of it running and revving when Jay Leno met up with the Lambo Brass, but that just wasn’t enough for us. Now a fine videographer, BrianZuk, has managed to get us the shot we all want – The all carbon-fiber, 999 kg (2,202 lb) Sesto Elemento running and moving.

In the video, you not only get to hear its 570-horsepower race-tuned Gallardo engine, which makes a phenomenal noise, but you may also notice the taillights doing a little strobe deal. No, Lambo isn’t planning on rolling out the Sesto rocking strobe lights in full rave-party fashion. Rather our investigative skills discovered that LED lights actually multiplex (flash) when they are run at 60 Hz, which helps save power. The average camera’s frame rate is too slow and actually picks up this flashing though you will never see it in person.

Disclaimer: We know precisely jack squat about LED lights. We got this information courtesy of some dude that claims he owns an LED shop.

What makes the video is at about the 54-second mark we also get to see the Sesto Elemento hit the streets, though the driver never gets it over about 20 mph. It’s funny to see the driver needing guided over a very, very low bump in the road – no larger than two No. 2 pencils laying on top of each other. That just shows how low this car really is.

What an impressive hunk of machinery. We can’t wait to see these things on GT Circuits around the world. We wonder how long it’ll be before someone puts up a hoon video featuring this multi-million-dollar beast.

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2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ GT3 by Reiter Engineering

2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ GT3 by Reiter Engineering

We’ve see a number of iterations of this race-spec Lamborghini Gallardo in the past courtesy of Reiter Engineering. On the heels of what amounted to as a hugely successful year for the 2011 Gallardo LP600+ GT3, Reiter is back with fresh improvements for the 2012 model that seeks to improve the car’s endurance capabilities, on top of its already dominating racing credentials.

For the 2012 model, Hans Reiter is looking into expanding the race car’s abilities into a full-fledged 24-hour racer. "We’ve already proved that the Gallardo is a safe and fast car in sprint format races," he said.

"Now we want to be successful at long distance races too. Our aim is, to have a reliable 24-hour race car, which is able to win."

Putting all their racing experience and know-how to good use, Reiter fitted the LP600+ GT3 with a bevy of new aerodynamic and performance parts, including a new 2012 Holinger gearbox that’s not only lighter in weight, but also possesses a more direct and precise shifting process. Reiter also added a bigger spliter and double dive plates at the front, providing more downforce for the car while suspension brackets, spring pairings and an AP Racing brake system are all expected to be added despite still being in the testing and development phase.

Performance-wise, the 2012 LP600+ GT3 will still carry the same ’600+’-horsepower 5.2-liter V10 engine that the 2011 model came in. As it stands, Reiter is looking into putting the race car through the paces in the coming months with it already being entered in the 24-hour race in Dubai.

With all these changes in tow, expect a sizable bump in the current €288,000 (around $385,000) price of the race car.

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2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 GT3 "Generazioni" by DMC

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 GT3 "Generazioni" by DMC

German tuner, DMC, doesn’t get nearly the same amount of credit as its German contemporaries in the tuning world, partly because these guys have been under-the-radar compared to their brethren. All that, however, is about to change with the launch of a pair of limited edition Lamborghini Gallardo GT3s. The two versions, an LP540 and an LP560, were each given their own aerodynamic and performance upgrades as a tribute to Fabio Babini and Matteo Zucchi’s win at the recently concluded Blancpain Super Trofeo in Silverstone just a few days ago on June 5, 2011.

Each of the Gallardo GT3s was given significant aerodynamic changes made of carbon fiber, including a new GT3 front apron, a new carbon spoiler, wide fenders, widened carbon fiber side skirts, a new rear fascia, a new bumper, a new diffuser, a redesigned rear wing that comes in a choice of either carbon fiber or fiber glass, and a set of 20" diamond forged wheels. Inside, there’s plenty more carbon fiber to go around, including on the seats, the steering wheel, and the door openers.

As for performance, the Gallardo LP560 Generazioni GT3 had its ECU remapped, bumping up the power from 560 horsepower to 580 horsepower with a maximum torque of 242 lb/ft.

All in all, the Gallardo LP560 Generazioni GT3 is about as good a tuning work as can be done for the racer given the time constraints.

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2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP540 GT3 "Generazioni" by DMC

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP540 GT3 "Generazioni" by DMC

German tuner, DMC, is giving us a double dose of Lamborghini Gallardo awesomeness today, and we couldn’t be any more thrilled about it. In addition to the more powerful LP560 GT3 Generazioni that we just featured, DMC also launched the slightly less powerful, yet equally captivating LP540 GT3 Generazioni .

Similar to the LP560, the Gallardo LP540 GT3 Generazioni was built to celebrate the double-win of Fabio Babini and Matteo Zucchi in the Silverstone leg of the 2011 Blancpain Super Trofeo on June 5, 2011. The car comes with plenty of aerodynamic and performance upgrades with the most significant upgrades coming in the form of carbon fiber additions. These include the new GT3 front apron and carbon spoiler, extra wide fenders, widened carbon fiber side skirts, a new rear bumper, diffuser, a redesigned rear wing with an option of either getting it in carbon fiber or fiber glass, and finally, a set of 20" diamond forged wheels that come with a special varnish. Meanwhile, the interior of the car also gets plenty of carbon fiber present on the steering wheel, the door openers, and the seats.

Under the hood, DMC also gave the LP540 GT3 Generazioni an ECU remap, improving the supercar’s output on the 5.2-liter V10 engine from the stock 540 horsepower to 566 horsepower and 475 lb/ft of torque.

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2011 Lamborghini LP600+ GT3 by Reiter Engineering

2011 Lamborghini LP600+ GT3 by Reiter Engineering

A few years after it released a GT3 race version for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560, Reiter Engineering is back with a new GTS-spec Gallardo: the 2011 Lamborghini LP600+ GT3. Based on the Gallardo LP560-4, Reiter Engineering tweaked the supercar and turned it into a race-spec version that will compete in GT3 races for the 2011 season.

Reiter Engineering is no stranger to producing race-winning GT3 racers. Their previous work – the Gallardo LP560 GT3 – sold more than 50 examples worldwide while also dominating races in the GT3 class of various racing series all over the world.

For the latest version, Reiter Engineering is pulling out all the stops in ensuring that the LP600+ GT3 race car will take after its predecessors in dominating GT3-class races for the 2011 season. No word yet on which team is interested in getting these bad boys, but we’re sure that Reiter’s new Lamborghini GT3 racer will see a lot of GT3 starting grids in the near future.

Details after the jump.

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2011 Lamborghini LP560 GT by West Racing

2011 Lamborghini LP560 GT by West Racing

In the midst of all the new racing machines being introduced for the 2011 racing season, West Racing has just received their Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560 GT which they will enter into this year’s AmericanLe Mans Series. The supercar, which was developed in cooperation with tire partner Yokohama, will be undergoing its first testings at Sebring in late January and will also participate in the annual ALMS Winter Test from February 9th-10th.

The racing car is based on the Gallardo LP560-4 which is powered by the new 5.2 liter V10 engine with an output of 560 HP at 8000 rpm. With this base engine, the Gallardo receives a 40 PS increase compared to that of the previous model. The LP560-4 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and from 0-124 mph in 11.8 seconds. Top speed lies at 201 mph. The racing Lambo’s specifications are still being kept under wraps, but we expect to see improved aerodynamics, even if the engine remains largely unchanged.

West Racing expects to have its driver lineup ready by the end of the year.

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Video: Lamborghini LP670-4 R-SV spotted at the Spa Francorchamps

Video: Lamborghini LP670-4 R-SV spotted at the Spa Francorchamps

Tired from the extensive coverage of the Paris Motor Show? Yeah, you’re not alone. Fortunately, we found something that should afford you a few minutes of down time. You know how we auto-holics roll, right? Anytime we need to relax, we scour the Internets for the latest supercar video, we put on our headphones, we amp up the volume, and we sit back and relax.

In this video, we have the racing version of Lamborghini’s vaunted Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce supercar, the LP670-4 R-SV. Now, we’ve seen and heard what the LP670-4 SV is capable of, but a racing spec version of the Murcielago SuperVeloce racing at the FIA GT1 at Spa?

Trust us, no amount of describing it will do justice to just watching the video and hearing that piercing roar as it runs down a lap at the famed Spa Francorchamps racing circuit in Belgium.

After what has been a pretty hectic weekend, this is the perfect way to welcome a new week: nothing but pure, unadulterated power.

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2006 Lamborghini Gallardo GT3

2006 Lamborghini Gallardo GT3

A first view from German motorsport specialists, Reiter Engineering, of the Gallardo sportscar. The 500+bhp car is being developed for entry in the GT3 category of international sportscar series as either 4-wheel or 2-wheel drive. The image, taken in the early stages of development, clearly shows the distinctive Lamborghini styling of the Gallardo.

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