Lamborghini Unveils STO-inspired Huracan GT3 Evo2
The Huracán GT3 Evo2, the latest top-tier racing car based on the Lamborghini Huracán, has arrived.
The Evo2 is the third development in Lamborghini’s line of GT3-level products homogenized by the Huracán road car, and will make its premiere at next year’s Daytona 24 Hours.
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The slick-shod racer was first unveiled in 2015 (a car we once drove), and was then 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 advanced in Evo2 form, with some evident visual inspiration drawn from the Huracán 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 Huracán road car, individual throttle bodies are included in the Evo2-generation GT3 for enhanced response.
However, outright power will be lower than the 631bhp totals of the Huracán Evo and STO showroom cars, as the regulations only allow for around 580bhp. The car’s six-speed sequential gearbox, supplied by Hör, sends everything to the rear wheels.
The Evo2 includes an all carbonfibre body with improvements to the splitters, diffuser, and underbody, and was developed and constructed 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 Huracán 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 Huracán Evo GT3 car, which offered significant improvements over the original Huracán 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 Huracán Evo’s chassis.
The Evo2 will 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.
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