Lamborghini is keeping its promise to add new variants to the Huracan line-up. Shortly after the introduction of the family’s middle child Technica, it unveiled a track-only model called the GT3 EVO2 that benefited from several design updates and learned some techniques from STO.
Here is a quick refresher course. Since entering production in 2014, Huracan has produced two basic racing derivatives. The first competes in the Super Trophy One-Make series. It received a round of updates that brought the EVO2 title significantly in June 2021. GT3 has run second in the worldwide tolerance event and this is one that Lamborghini has just made a number of significant changes.
Lamborghini focuses on updating three main areas: drivetrain, aerodynamics and safety. Power for the GT3 EVO2 still comes from a naturally-aspiring V10 engine that rotates the rear wheels, but it does get 10 electronically-adjusted throttle bodies added to increase efficiency. The four-screw system secures the engine to the engine, an Essenza SCV12-inspired setup that allows maintenance while saving mechanics time. And, for better responsiveness, the air reaches the engine through a system consisting of snorkels assembled in a roof-mounted scoop.
Designers and engineers have worked hand in hand to give the GT3 EVO2 a new aerodynamic profile. Some changes are easy to notice: the front splitter and rear diffuser have been redesigned. Others are hidden from view: Lamborghini has redesigned the underbody panels. We’ve been told that new aluminum-alloy pillars, like the STO, make it easier to adjust the position of the huge rear wings precisely.
On the safety front, Huracan now brings a roll cage with two rear pillars, a carbon-Kevlar honeycomb side panel and new brake pads and calipers. ABS brakes and a track-specific traction control system are on the list of standard features.
Lamborghini will begin delivering the Huracán GT3 EVO2 in the second half of 2022, and the coupe will debut competing in the 2023 solid Daytona 24 hour version. The company noted that teams currently racing a GT3 EVO will be able to purchase a retrofit kit to convert their car into an EVO2, although pricing information for the kit and the entire car has not yet been released.
Huracan has got the money to keep it fresh: Lamborghini has recently built the 20,000th unit, a very impressive feat in this segment.