Lamborghini Squadra Corse unveils Huracán GT3

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Lamborghini Squadra Corse has unveiled its latest competition car, the Huracán GT3. Built around an Alu-Carbon chassis and integrated FIA-compliant roll cage, the composite bodied Huracán has a kerb weight of just 1239kg with a 42/58 front/ rear weight distribution. The car’s weight, however, is to be finalized by the FIA’s balance of performance regulations.

Powered by the same V10 direct-injection as the road-going Huracán, the GT3 gains solid engine mounts, and a Bosch Motorsport control unit that manages the traction control, gearbox, and the TFT dashboard. The car also gains motorsport-specific connectors and wiring for improved reliability in endurance races. The upgraded V10 is paired to a sequential six-speed transmission and three-disc racing clutch.

The car’s composite bodywork was developed in collaboration with Dallara Engineering, and was designed with an emphasis on delivering ‘maximum adherence and traction in any condition on any asphalt’.

The braking system is made up by 380 x 34mm steel discs at the front combined with 6-pot calipers, and 355 x 32mm steel discs at the back that are paired to 4-pot calipers, as per FIA regulations. The brake system is controlled by a Bosch ABS module that features 12 different settings, which can be actioned directly from the steering wheel. Housing the car’s comprehensive braking package are bespoke lightweight wheels, wrapped in 315/680 (f) and 325/705 (r) tires.

At the car’s unveiling, Lamborghini Squadra Corse also announced that Indonesian oil and energy company Pertamina will become an official technical partner.

”With the Huracán GT3, Lamborghini Squadra Corse takes a further step forward in the development and production of a race car for this category, which is among the most prestigious and challenging in international motorsport. Lamborghini is thus for the first time directly involved in GT motorsport activities with the in-house development of this new model,” said Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. ”We are proud and delighted to announce the new partnership with Pertamina, which will further support our motorsport activities.”

The car is set to compete in the Blancpain Endurance Series throughout 2015, and will be priced from €369,000 (US$429,270) excluding taxes.

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