Huracán GT3 Evo2 breaks cover

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Lamborghini has rolled out the latest racing variant of its Huracán GT3, the Evo2, designed and developed by Squadra Corse of Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy.

The Huracán GT3 Evo has been updated to comply with the 2022 FIA technical regulations, with the revamp including extensive modifications to the car’s aerodynamic package, the most notable addition being a revised engine air intake system, said to improve efficiency of the naturally aspirated V10 engine.

The air scoop is connected to a snorkel – replacing the previous version’s side air intakes – which channels airflow directly into the engine. The introduction of 10 electronically actuated throttle bodies, as opposed to the single throttle per bank solution of the old car, increases engine efficiency, Lamborghini says. The entire system, designed by Lamborghini Squadra Corse, is fixed to the engine using just four screws to facilitate maintenance work.

The carbon-composite bodywork was created in collaboration with Lamborghini’s Centro Stile design department. It features a new splitter, diffuser and underbody in order to enhance aerodynamic efficiency. The carbon-fiber floor, coated with high-strength Zylon fiber, together with the new diffuser geometry, is said to provide greater downforce than the current generation GT3 Evo.

The redesigned roll cage, with the introduction of two rear pillars, and carbon-Kevlar honeycomb side panels, ensures compliance with the FIA 2022 regulations. Meanwhile, the Plexiglas side windows are now fixed to the carbon fiber door panel by means of a ring of screws providing greater structural rigidity and reliability.

The braking system has also been updated with new calipers and pads to optimize performance in both endurance and sprint races. These solutions, combined with dedicated traction control (TCS) and anti-lock braking systems (ABS), have been developed to make the car easy to control in low-grip conditions, even by gentlemen drivers. The car is delivered to customers equipped with Pirelli PZero tires (325.680-18 at the front; 325/705-18 at the rear).

Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini head of motorsport, commented, “The new Huracán GT3 Evo2 is not simply an evolution of the current car. It’s a new project that reinforces the technological transfer between Lamborghini’s motorsport division and the company and inherits two difficult tasks: to prove as successful as the previous generations of Huracán GT3, which have won more than 40 international titles in six seasons, and to match its commercial success by helping to reach the target of 500 Huracán racing cars since 2015.”

New cars will be delivered to customers from the second half of 2022, and the previous Huracán GT3 Evo model can be upgraded to the GT3 Evo2 specifications via an evolution kit. Its track debut is slated for the 2023 Daytona 24 Hours.

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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