Tech News: Lamborghini says its Super Trofeo Evo 2 is a harbinger of things to come.
A single-make series isn’t typically one where we look to the future of style for a brand’s next models, but Lamborghini isn’t a typical carmaker in many ways. However, the Italian supercar manufacturer announced its Huracan Super Trofeo Evo 2 on Wednesday and, according to the guys from Sant’Agata Bolognese, the language of design is a taste of things to come.
Like all Super Trofeo models of the past seven years, the Evo 2 is based on the Huracan road supercar. But since the Huracan is already an incredibly fast car, the guys from Lamborghini’s racing division, also known as Squadra Corse, and its design branch, Centro Stile, have focused most of their efforts on adding downforce. and improved cooling through an intelligent body design.
The changes the racing and design teams have made are many, but among the biggest are a new rear diffuser, a large large carbon fiber wing, and a new front with updated lighting. The results are stunning, and as the Evo 2 is a racing car, we suspect they are highly functional as well. Among other changes is a revised braking system with 15.35-inch rotors, and up from 15.31 inches and a new caliper design that accepts brake pads with a much larger surface area than previous generations.
The Huracan Super Trofeo Evo 2 is powered by the same 5.2-liter V10 as the road car and in this form produces 620 horsepower. That power is routed through a six-speed Xtrac sequential transmission (the road car uses a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission) and out to the rear wheels.
Prices for the new car start at around $ 306,000 before tax, which isn’t that crazy considering the last Huracan we drove retails for around $ 298,000. The Evo 2 will make its official public debut on May 28 in France as part of the second round of the European Super Trofeo series.