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Saturday, August 16, 2014

2015 Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo debuts as the meanest racer in town


Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo
When the production Lamborghini Huracán replaced the best-selling Gallardo a short while back, it was only a matter of time before the Italian super car maker unleashed a hardcore version to compete in its Blancpain racing series.
 And this is it: The 2015 Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo, a purpose built race car with chops so sinister it could make Chuck Norris weep.
Debuting today at The Quail Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, Calif., the Huracán Super Trofeo will initially compete alongside the current Gallardo Super Trofeo racer.

 Although once enough cars have been built and sold, the grid will eventually become solely Huracáns; exact details on how long this process will take are still being finalized.

Under the hood the direct-injected V-10 remains, massaged to produce an extra 10 hp, making total output 612 hp. Due to the typical race car stripping of spare seats and other unnecessary components, the Super Trofeo is said to tip the scales at just 2,800 lbs., and includes all the winglets and louvres you'd imagine, as well as a 10-position adjustable rear wing.

 It also ditches its all-wheel drive system in favor of a more racetrack friendly rear-wheel drive layout, and monster diffusers promise to increase grip significantly.

Lamborghinis look mad without all the fancy aero bits, so with them, the Huracán Super Trofeo appears down right mean -- like it wants to bite someone's head off, just for kicks.

At some point, this lightweight Super Trofeo goodness will appear in street legal form, which promises to take an already stellar super car and make it even better still.