Though the two exude very different kinds of personalities, Lamborghini and Ferrari are often compared to one another. For quite some time now, Lamborghini has arguably been the more flashy brand that’s more of a statement piece while Ferrari carries with it a certain air of exclusivity along with a storied history of motorsport racing. So, what’s the raging bull to do about that? Build a full-blown race car to challenge the competition.
What Lamborghini has come up with is the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. Autoblog had a chance to get behind the wheel of the very track-capable Lambo, and compiled their thoughts into a list of impressions against the standard road-going Huracán.
What’s notable about the Lamborghini Huracán is that it’s the very first Lamborghini production car to have been developed with true racing intent. This translates into an already-impressive 3,135-pound (1,422 kg) curb weight, and healthy power from the naturally-aspirated V10. But, Dallara Automobili, the firm tasked with creating the 620-2 Super Trofeo, took things up a notch. Or ten.
First and foremost, the Huracán LP 620-2 is not a just a racer variant of the Lamborghini Huracán. No, no. It’s the real deal: weight is down some 330 pounds (150 kg), mostly thanks to the conversion from all-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive. And, as you might expect, things like airbags and other creature comforts are long gone. Power delivery is completely changed due to a Motec engine management system, which works in sync with a 12-setting Bosch ABS setup. In many ways, this makes the V10 motor feel like a totally different animal in the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo.
The changes also call for more skill in the handling department thanks to the removal of many street-going gadgets. The electro-mechanical steering unit is replaced with a hydraulic rack, providing superb on-road feel, and the Pirelli racing rubber provides a near endless amount of grip, according to AB.
Besides the abundant amount of mechanical racing pieces, the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo definitely looks like it can attain incredible speeds. And in case anyone forgets what they’re dealing with, that massive rear wing will be there to remind them. All of these goodies can be had for $325,000, plus a $45,000 entry fee.
What’s perhaps even more interesting is that Lamborghini is allowing those interested (and capable) to campaign this racer on their behalf in Lamborghini’s one-make Blancpain Super Trofeo Series, which is essentially a gentleman’s league that many consider to be a feeder program for GT3 racing.
But the greatest part of this new program is not the car itself. Instead, it’s the thought that what is learned on the track, on race days and in development will trickle down to future street cars and benefit the greater product at large for Lamborghini. And we hope that this ends up being the case.