Amid the chrome and muscle of Pebble Beach’s Concours d'Elegance, Lamborghini unveiled its newest drool-worthy race car, the Huracan 620-2 Super Trofeo. The race-only model upgrades the brand’s standard Huracan, starting with an extra 10 horsepower, now totaling 620. More impressively, Lamborghini dropped 335 pounds, thanks to carbon-fiber body panels and a hybrid carbon-aluminum chassis. The improvements boost the power-to-weight ratio to 4.5 lbs/hp. While you can’t buy the car, you can watch it speed through the Lamborghini Super Trofeo one-make series in North America, Europe, and Asia. Looking past the gorgeous lines and roaring engine, here’s why we love the Huracan 620.
The Designer's Last Lamborghini Project Was the '66 Miura
Esteemed designer Gian Paolo Dallara left Lamborghini 45 years ago to design race cars for Frank Williams and start his own firm, Dallara Automobili. Dallara was notably the lead engineer on Lamborghini’s renowned Miura. The carmaker brought him back for the Huracan, and his biggest strokes are seen in the composite body panels and aerodynamics package that include front and rear diffusers, adjustable front air intake, and a 10-position rear wing.
The Top Super Trofeo Driver Is American
Pay attention to Andrew Palmer. The twenty-year-old Chicagoan won last season’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals in Rome. A member of Lamborghini’s young driver program, Palmer offered development feedback for the new car. All the Super Trofeo drivers are racing the same Huracan, but we’ll be rooting for Palmer to push it to the limits.
The Ridiculous, Race-Bred Spoiler
Be honest, you wouldn’t know what to do with the 10 adjustable rear-wing positions. Neither would we, but race teams love that degree of tuning. An undeniable part of the Huracan’s beauty is that it's designed as a pure racer that even a second mortgage couldn’t obtain.
It Has Rear-Wheel Drive
The previous Super Trofeo car, the Gallardo 570, and the retail Huracan both sport permanent four-wheel drive. Lamborghini says it made the change to rear-wheel to boost the acceleration. That’s saying a lot, since the Huracan 610 already goes 0-to-60 in 3.2 seconds.