Lamborghini unveils STO-inspired Huracan GT3 Evo2 Car News

The latest top-level racing car based on the Lamborghini Huracán has arrived, billed as the Huracán GT3 Evo2.

Due to debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona next year, the Evo2 is the third evolution in Lamborghini’s line of GT3-level offerings homologated by the Huracán road car.

First launched in 2015 (a car we’ve driven before), the slick-shoe racer was then heavily updated to Evo spec in 2018, when a new roll cage, new engine, suspension rear and power steering (changing from hydraulic to electro-hydraulic) were introduced. Now, in Evo2 form, the aero package in particular has taken another step forward, with clear visual inspiration taken from the Huracán STO road car.

The most significant STO-flavored upgrade is the new roof scoop, which feeds directly into the car’s 5.2-liter titanium-valve V10 and allowed Lamborghini to primarily close the air intakes at the edge of leakage from window openings.

While the engine hardware is still largely shared with the Huracán road car, for the Evo2 generation GT3 individual throttle bodies are also present, for improved response.

However, total power will still be less than the 631 hp of the Huracán Evo and STO show cars – around 580 hp is all the regulations allow. Everything is sent to the rear wheels via the six-speed sequential gearbox supplied by Hör.

Developed and built on-site in Sant’Agata by Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse racing division, the Evo2 features a full carbon fiber body with updates to the splitters, diffuser and underbody.

Downforce is increased, with a view to speeding up lap times, although as with previous iterations of the Huracán GT3, stability and predictability remain priorities, and the car’s status as one of the machines the most forgiving on a GT3 grid populated not only by professionals but also amateur drivers is something Lamborghini aims to maintain. An updated multi-stage traction control system helps in this regard.

Teams currently using the Huracán Evo GT3 car, which featured notable improvements over the original Huracán GT3 in terms of input/output and mechanical access to the transmission, will have the option to upgrade to the Evo2 specification. Both cars are based on the Huracán Evo chassis.

The Evo2 will be eligible for many series, including the British GT Championship, where it will compete against Audi R8 LMs GT3 Evo II, Bentley Continental GT3, McLaren 720S GT3, Mercedes-AMG GT3, Porsche 911 GT3 R and new BMW M4 GT3s .

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This notice was published: 2022-05-03 09:01:24

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