Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo:
The Designed Racecar
The presentation of a new Lamborghini is an event that involves people working in this industry, press and car enthusiasts. But when the car in question is not a road Lamborghini but a racing car, this becomes a special event to mark in red on the calendar of every Motorsport fan. And so it was for the presentation of the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo, which took place on September 20, 2017 during an exclusive event in the factory of Sant’Agata Bolognese. This was the opportunity to announce the new partnership between Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Roger Dubuis, the famous Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches.
If the first opinions of the lucky few invited to the launch event were enthusiastic, the resonance of the event and the comments on the design of the car, when it appeared around the world, went beyond any expectation. With the new Super Trofeo Evo, Lamborghini Squadra Corse managed to raise the bar and further improve an already excellent car as the racing Huracán .
But how was the car born and who are the creators of this miraculous balance between design, technology and aerodynamic features? The first meetings on the new Huracán Super Trofeo Evo took place in early 2016 and the parties involved in the development of the car were 3: Centro Stile Lamborghini, Technical Department of Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Dallara Automobili.
The aim was not to create a simple facelift of the Huracán Super Trofeo, but a totally new car with an aerodynamic refinement never seen on a product designed for a one-make series. This car had to have an iconic design and performance that would meet the needs both of professional and gentlemen drivers; an ambitious challenge that only the experience of Automobili Lamborghini and Dallara could make come true.
Mitja Borkert, head of design and Centro Stile Lamborghini points out that throughout the history the brand has always created iconic cars and EVO had to follow their footsteps. To design a race car, he says, is always a pleasure for a designer, but also a great challenge because of the maximum functionality to a product that is meant to be winning. Nikola Peychich, the main designer on the project, remembers the development that very same way – a challenging, yet amusing experience.
The first meetings began with the idea of developing the main aerodynamic concept of the car consisting in the elimination of the 2 side intakes currently present both on the road preseHuracán as well as on the Huracán Super Trofeo and the subsequent replacement with a single, central air-scoop feeding the V10 5.2cc engine with 620hp. It is possible to intervene on the Huracán lines in such a significant way, explains Nikola, only in case of racing cars, as there are fewer technical constraints to comply with than production cars.
The decision of adding the typical “shark fin” to the air scoop was met with the aerodynamic engineers of Dallara Automobili, with whom a continuous exchange of ideas took place throughout the entire project. This feature is used to improve the car handling at high speeds and to make the car design unique.
Subsequently, the shapes of the impressive wheel arches of the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo were defined. The function of these parts is to make the appearance of the car very aggressive as well as to improve and direct aerodynamic flows towards the impressive rear wing.
Another very distinctive area is the front. The aerodynamic concepts that inspired this area of the car were derived directly from another masterpiece by Automobili Lamborghini: the Huracán Performante, which in turn was inspired by the Huracán Super Trofeo, an evolution designed for the competitions of the Huracán, which we have found in Lamborghini dealers worldwide since 2014.
This exchange of technical solutions evolving based on the product from road to racing car and vice versa is one of the reasons why the cars of the House of the Bull are unique. Only Automobili Lamborghini, thanks to the decision to develop their own racing cars within the company, allows a transfer of technology of this kind, which is unique in the global automotive landscape.
A final mention must also be made for the Roger Dubuis livery that pays homage to the partnership with the Swiss atelier. The author of the livery is Centro Stile Lamborghini that created the design internally by joining together the characterizing features of the two companies, such as the Roger Dubuis stylized mechanism on the roof and the Y-shape typical of Lamborghini on the doors. The choice of combining yellow and grey enabled the artists of Centro Style to enhance the shape of the car with a continuous play of lights and colors on the whole body, with a self-explanatory result.
This integration of style and performance is a pillar for Lamborghini – a philosophy that has created all our icons. That is why we are sure that Huracan Super Trofeo Evo will be on children’s posters all over the world for the years to come .