Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2 Unveiled
The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2 is the latest top-tier racing car based on the Lamborghini Huracan. The Evo2 is the third evolution in Lamborghini’s line of GT3-level products homologated by the Huracan road car and will make its premiere at next year’s Daytona 24 Hours.
The slick-shod racer was first released in 2015 but was extensively modified to Evo specification in 2018, with a new roll-cage, engine, rear suspension, and power steering (which switched from hydraulic to electrohydraulic). The aerodynamic package, in particular, has progressed in Evo2 form, with some evident visual inspiration drawn from the Huracan STO road car.
The new roof scoop, which feeds the car’s 5.2-litre titanium-valved V10 and allows Lamborghini to mostly seal up the air intakes at the trailing edge of the window apertures, is the most important STO-inspired change.
While the engine hardware is mostly shared with the Huracan road car, individual throttle bodies are used in the Evo2-generation GT3 for enhanced response.
However, outright power will be lower than the Huracan Evo and STO showroom cars’ 639hp totals, as the restrictions only allow for roughly 587hp. The car’s Hor-supplied six-speed sequential gearbox delivered all of the power to the back wheels.
The Evo2 includes an entirely carbon-fiber body with changes to the splitters, diffuser, and underbody, and was developed and produced on-site in Sant’Agata by Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse racing team.
Downforce has been increased in order to improve lap times, but as with previous Huracan GT3 iterations, stability and predictability remain top priorities, and Lamborghini hopes to maintain the car’s reputation as one of the most forgiving machines on a GT3 grid that includes both professional and amateur drivers. In this regard, an upgraded multi-stage traction control system is beneficial.
Teams utilizing the Huracan Evo GT3 car, which offered significant enhancements over the original Huracan GT3 in terms of ingress/egress and mechanical access to the driveline, will be able to upgrade to Evo2 standard. Both cars are built on the Huracan Evo’s chassis.
The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2will compete in a number of categories, including the British GT Championship, where it will face the Audi R8 LMs GT3 Evo II, Bentley Continental GT3, McLaren 720S GT3, Mercedes-AMG GT3, Porsche 911 GT3 R, and the new BMW M4 GT3.
The Ferrari 296 GT3 and Corvette Z06 GT3.R will join the field of GT3 vehicles in the future years.
In India, Lamborghini sells the Huracan, Aventador, and Urus. The carmaker has also been on a roll in terms of sales, lately breaking two records: the 300-unit sales record and the 400-unit sales milestone, the latter of which took just six months to achieve.