The celebrated Fuji race circuit was built in the early 1960s and sits at the foot of the photogenic Mount Fuji. It hosted the first Formula One race in Japan in 1976 and is famous for having one of the longest straightaways in Motorsports – 1.5 kilometres in length.
Recently unveiled at California’s prestigious Monterey Car Week, the Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo is a brand new car built from ground up and designed to comply with the strictest racing and safety standards.
Key to the car’s enhanced crash safety standards is a new super-light (43-kilogram) roll cage that extends to the rear axle, as well as a 45 per cent improvement in torsional stiffness over the Gallardo version. The frame is a hybrid aluminium/carbon construction designed to house an improved radiator up front and the bespoke XTrac sequential gearbox with three-disc clutch and an electric actuator developed by the Italian based Magneti Marelli Company.
At the heart of the new Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo is the same 5.2-litre V10 direct injection engine in the road car, but with more power and torque - up 13kW and 10Nm, respectively.
The Huracan racer also gets the latest MOTEC M182 control unit that regulates the data, gear changes and the new TFT display on the dashboard. Highlights include the traction control and Bosch Motorsport ABS systems that feature 12 different settings, which can be accessed from the new OMP race-orientated steering wheel for the ideal set-up in any conditions.
The front and rear lights are now exclusively LED, as on the road-going Huracan LP610-4 sports car.
A key feature of the Super Trofeo series is the requirement for rear-wheel drive already in place in the GT classes. The decision to go from four-wheel drive to a two-wheel drive set-up also provided tyre manufacturer Pirelli to develop specific tyres for the car: 305/660-18s at the front, and 315/680 at the rear.
Aerodynamics have been improved, too, with a new rear wing with ten different settings, front and rear diffusers and adjustable front air ducts. There’s also a hydraulic power steering system with an electric pump for enhanced steering feel.
CarAdvice is in Japan for this weekend’s Super Trofeo round at the Fuji Speedway, as well as to track test the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 road car on the famed circuit.