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Lamborghini Huracan Goes Racing, Super Trofeo Version Under Development

The Huracan may have replaced the Gallardo on the street, but when it comes to racing, the new Lamborghini supercar still doesn’t have a competition version. Fret not, racing fans, Lamborghini has just confirmed it is working on the Huracan LP610-4 Super Trofeo.
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While the Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo was enjoying itself thanks to the news that it will compete in the 2014 Blancpain GT Series, we gave you a few renderings of the Huracan racer. That was back in May when things weren’t official, but now Lamborghini is ready to shape its V10 supercar into a racing machine.

The playground for all this is the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series, which has been the home of racing Gallardos since 2009. The Raging Bull has asked two of the drivers here to help develop the Huracan LP610-4 Super Trofeo. We are talking about Fabio Babini, a good friend of GT racing who has a 2001 Le Mans class victory under his belt. The second drivers comes in the person of Adrian Zaugg, who used to compete in formula racing championships before joining Lamborghini.

In fact, Lambo wants as much feedback from youngsters as possible. Aside from Babini and Zaugg, Super Trofeo drivers under the age of 26 can contribute to this. Lambo has already selected a dozen additional test drivers.

As for what they’ll be shaping, the name of the car itself tells us it will keep the 610 hp and the all-wheel drive format of the street version. This would also be a good opportunity for Lamborghini to learn valuable lessons in terms of transmission - this is the only area where the Gallardo was more of a thoroughbred than the Huracan - the latter replaces the first’s robotized manual with a dual-clutch unit. More practical this may be, but it’s also heavier and less emotional.

Until the Huracan racer is out of the oven, Lamborghini has released the set of adjacent images, showing the civilian Huracan on the track. Nonetheless, once the Huracan LP610-4 Super Trofeo is ready, it will compete in championships taking place in Europe, North America and Asia.

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