Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 Breaks Cover As STO Race Car
It was 2014 when Lamborghini’s motorsport division launched the Huracan Super Trofeo. The GT3 variant followed a year later, with the GT3 EVO launching in 2018. The expansion continued in 2020 with the GT2 race car and now the Lamborghini Squadra Corse is launching another iteration of the track-only supercar. The GT3 EVO2 follows the STO, which is a road version of the Super Trofeo, hence the Super Trofeo Omologata moniker.
Available as a newly built car or as an upgrade package for existing Huracan GT3 EVO owners, the EVO2 is based on a rear-wheel version and has bodywork made entirely of carbon fiber. The evolution of both drivers gets a revised aerodynamic package with a new diffuser to increase rear downforce. In addition, the large wing lowered from the STO further helps the car stay on the road and has new support for greater customization.
There’s a very good reason why a hexagonal roof scoop might look familiar because it’s been adapted from STO. This ties in with the snorkel that has replaced the top side air intake, while the rear fin is also sourced from the meanest street Huracan of all. As expected, the revised aero EVO2 fully complies with the latest FIA technical regulations.
Engineers have installed a naturally aspirated engine with 10 electronically actuated throttle bodies to increase the efficiency of the V10 with titanium valves. Only four screws are used to attach the entire system to the engine – a technique originally introduced on the hardcore Essenza SCV12. It makes it much easier to access those areas and do maintenance and repair work.
Even the floor is made of carbon fiber and has been coated with Zylon fiber to increase its strength. Lamborghini’s racing arm has updated the roll cage by adding two rear pillars and honeycomb side panels made of carbon and Kevlar. To boast the structural rigidity of the Huracan GT3 EVO2, the plexiglass side windows are now attached to the door panels using a few screws.
As far as the wheels are concerned, these are wrapped in Pirelli tires and supported by revised brakes with new calipers and bearings that are more durable than ever in sprint and endurance races. Squadra Corse also revamped the traction control and anti-lock braking system to make the vehicle easier to control in low grip scenarios.
Customer deliveries are scheduled to begin in the second half of the year ahead of its racing debut in January 2023 at the Daytona 24 Hours. The GT3 EVO2 doesn’t represent the last Huracan update as the Steratto, a road car, is coming in a few months. This will represent a swan song for the ICE supercar alone as every subsequent potential version will be hybridized, much like a supercar replacement.