With the introduction of the all-new Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 comes the departure of the Italian marque’s existing baby supercar, the Gallardo. That means the brand needs a new car for its one-make racing series, the Blancpain Super Trofeo, and they’ve wasted no time in introducing it.
In its racing adaptation, the Huracan receives completely reworked aerodynamics including a massive front lip spoiler with carbon blade diffusers, a flat under tray and an aggressive rear diffuser. There is also a fully-adjustable rear wing and lightweight racing rims shod in sticky Pirelli rubber.
The Super Trofeo racing car is powered by the same 5.2-liter V10 that rests in the engine bay of the road-going car, but receives a reworked engine management unit and a higher flow exhaust. As a result, power jumps to 611 horsepower, 9 more than the road car. Power is sent to the wheels through an XTrack six-speed sequential racing transmission.
Unlike the former Super Trofeo racer, the Huracan Super Trofeo is rear-wheel drive, a decision which Lamborghini says was made to better prepare Super Trofeo drivers for a future in GT racing. The two-wheel drive setup has helped the car shave 70 kg of weight when compared to the all-wheel drive Gallardo Super Trofeo. A GT3 Huracan is also expected to arrive shortly to replace the Gallardo GT3 currently competing in the FIA-sanctioned Blancpain Endurance Series.
Lamborghini was preparing to unveil the car at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this past weekend and was setting up a promotional photo shoot of the car when a YouTube user stumbled across the spectacle. The video he took of the car starting up and being moved for the photos is about all we’ll see out of the car until it takes over racing duties from the Gallardo for the 2015 season, so check it out below.