The Italian people are known for being passionate about nearly everything. They are passionate in romance. Their culinary arts are decidedly passionate and their passion also carries over into their automobiles. No other car is as passionately made or driven as the Lamborghini and it just got a little more passionate. With the introduction of the 2015 Huracan Super Trofeo at the Quail Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, California, the Italian automaker presents a purpose-built racer that is designed to compete in the Blancpain racing series.
Initially the 2015 Huracan Super Trofeo will compete against the Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo racer, with plans in effect to discontinue the Gallardo Super Trofeo in the near future in favor of the Huracan; the exact schedule for this transformation have yet to be released.
Outside, the exterior of the Huracan Super Trofeo is all that you could expect. For starters it tips the scales at only 2,800-pounds with amply proportioned winglets, louvers, air intake vents, and even a 10-position adjustable rear wing. Although the Huracan Super Trofeo opts for a two-wheel drivetrain (instead of the normal all-wheel drive), it uses a full regime of massive diffusers to make it more racetrack friendly by helping to provide increased traction in the corners. This car looks like a predatory beast, poised and ready for the kill. It has an aggressive stance that seems to issue a challenge to every other car on the planet and, with extra aerodynamic enhancements, it is a vision of GT-racing. Inside, the environment is strictly business. Extra seating has been removed for weight reduction purposes and every element is focused at providing the driver the most advantageous driving experience possible.
In keeping with the tradition of Lamborghini to name car models after famous fighting bulls, the Huracan is named a bull who fought with distinction in 1879. Many modern Spanish fighting bulls and American rodeo bulls are named using some take on the word Hurricane as their name. It certainly applies to this potent Lamborghini, which features a 5.2-liter V-10 engine. The naturally aspirated engine uses direct fuel injection to generate 612-horsepower and 413-pound-feet-of-torque. The 2015 Huracan Super Trofeo can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3-seconds, with a top speed of 205-mph.
The 2015 Lamborghini Super Trofeo is priced at around $450,000 in racing trim but a street-legal version (with 10 fewer horsepower) is likely to hit dealership floors in the near future. If this Italian beauty stands true to form, the street version will be offered for significantly less money than the racing version (which makes no sense to me but then again I ain’t Italian).