The new Lamborghini Huracan GT3 has been officially unveiled ahead of its competitive racing debut at round one of the Blancpain Endurance series in April.
Developed for the five-race Europe-based racing series, the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 – compared to the regular road-going Lamborghini Huracan – features wilder composite body work that’s been shaped to maximise traction, as well as funnel as much air as possible to the engine and brakes. The rear wing, louvres and front diffuser can all be adjusted as necessary.
Under the skin, the Huracan GT3 features an aluminium and carbonfibre chassis, and a fully race-compliant roll cage. Lamborghini has also modified the front and rear sub-frames to accommodate a high performance water radiator at the front, and a more aerodynamically positioned gearbox at the tail.
Behind the passenger cell is a 5.2-litre direct injection V10 engine fitted to the chassis via rigid mountings. It drives the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox equipped with a three-plate clutch.
Other race-ready equipment includes a carbon-framed driver’s seat, adjustable pedals, multi-function steering wheel, race-spec fire extinguisher, and an emergency exit hatch in the roof. Just like the road car, ABS, traction control, and LED headlights and tail-lights are also present.
Currently the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 tips the scales at 1239 kilograms, although the final weight will be set by the FIA. Weight is distributed 42:58 front-to-rear.
Stopping power is provided by steel discs brakes all around, mated to six-pot calipers at the front and four-pot versions at the rear. The driver can select between 12 braking setups via a dial on the steering wheel.
Highlighted by circuits such as Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps and the Nurburgring, the 2015 Blancpain Endurance series kicks off on April 11 at Monza in Italy.