Motorsport allows Lamborghini to perfect the supercars, which in turn is the basis of the racing cars of the future. “They are two spirals that intertwine indissolubly to form the Lamborghini DNA,” says Maurizio Reggiani, Automobili Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer.
Lamborghini, the Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars and SUVs based in Sant’Agata Bolognese, is celebrating a decade of intercontinental one-make championships with a limited edition of the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo, which has significantly been produced in only 10 units.
For Giorgio Sanna, Head of Lamborghini Motorsport, the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo 10th Edition is yet another milestone in a life dedicated to racing: “It seems to me like yesterday, when in 2009, as a test driver, I participated in the debuting race of the Gallardo Super Trofeo at the Adria circuit. Ten years have passed, full of emotions and indelible experiences that have led us to the creation of Squadra Corse and a world-famous and successful one-make series, to be celebrated with this splendid limited edition of the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo”.
Like the Super Trofeo Evo in its standard configuration, the Collector Limited Edition is equipped with a 6- speed sequential X-Trac gearbox, Bosch Motorsport ABS, Motec Traction Control, Pirelli P Zero DHD2 tyres and an Alcantara upholstered dashboard, which is the distinctive element of the cabin interior.
“The car was designed to celebrate Lamborghini’s important achievement in customer racing, with a livery that enhances the extreme aerodynamics of the Super Trofeo Evo (one of the models of Lamborghini Squadra Corse), emphasizing its sculpted shapes,” explained Lamborghini in a statement. “The glossy mantis green aerodynamic appendages and a tricolored band, which intersects on the roof embracing also the air scoop and the rear fin, show up against the dominant color of the body, the exclusive matte grey.”
But the exclusivity of the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo 10th Edition is also underlined by new features: the numbered plate “One of Ten”, the certificate of origin signed by Stefano Domenicali (Automobili Lamborghini Chairman & CEO), Maurizio Reggiani (Automobili Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer) and Giorgio Sanna (Head of Lamborghini Motorsport), as well as a custom-tailored race suit made by OMP.
Furthermore, thanks to the all-new ECU mapping, the power delivered by the aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine reaches 630 HP, the new apex of a racing tradition that began in 2009 with the Gallardo LP560-4 Super Trofeo, the first of the racing cars derived from the road version that have made the Bull famous in the world.
This week, the new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, yet to be unveiled later this summer, has taken the lap record for production cars at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, in a lap time of 6:44.97 minutes.
“This is another demonstration of the exceptional skills and teamwork by the dedicated personnel within Automobili Lamborghini: from the R&D team, as well as from our test drivers and, of course, partners such as Pirelli,” adds Chief Technical Officer, Maurizio Reggiani.
The Aventador SVJ is created to feature higher power output, with lightweight materials contributing to the best weight-to-power ratio of only 1,98 kg/hp. It features Lamborghini’s patented ALA 2.0 active aerodynamics system with aero vectoring for the best handling and downforce, as well as new aerodynamic features specific to the SVJ.