Lamborghini plans more hardcore models with motorsport influences

Lamborghini’s growing motorsport department will help to produce the most track-focused road models such as the Huracán Performing in the near future.

Speaking to reveal the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo (pictured above), research and development boss Maurizio Reggiani told Autocar that the brand has made giant steps, especially in the aerodynamic efficiency, with the lessons learned during the Ages of development directly transferable to future road cars.

“With the Super Torfeo Evo, we took inspiration from [working with a travel company] Dallara and has worked with our design Center [in-house design department to do something that is not only a perfect aerodynamic features but also to design the aerodynamics,” he said. “The result of the Super Trofeo Evo is that we learned to make a car with wonderful aerodynamic, without any compromise in design or style.”

The trademark motorsport post-sales boss, Silvestro D’amico, explained that this has encouraged greater alignment between Lamborghini racing team the Racing Team and road car division.

“We are still new in the world of engines compared to other companies in this field, but already we are having our own design department, working more closely with the racing side,” he said. “There will be more exchanges of information and technologies.”

Lamborghini racing efforts currently centre on the Super Trofeo single-brand series, regional championships in Europe, North America, Asia and, most recently, the Middle East.

It also produces a Huracan GT3 for use by private teams, several of which race in the US WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (pictured above). But D’amico said that the brand is considered to be expanding its presence in the global top GT series, the World Endurance Championship.

“Le Mans is a dream,” he said when asked about the entry in the championship crowning race of 24 hours. “Motorsport is attractive to Lamborghini, although it is too early to say [in].”

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