Lamborghini Huracan GT3: Racing Just Got More Interesting

Less than six months after Lamborghini revealed the Huracan Super Trofeo, another racing Huracan has been introduced to the world: the new Huracan GT3. As the Super Trofeo was made specifically for racing in the Blancpain Super Trofeo (one-make) race series, this GT3 version was conceived with the goal of giving Lamborghini's rivals a headache on racetracks across the world. With an obvious vast array of upgrades over the road-going car, the Huracan is poised to make an impact in the world of GT3 racing starting next season.

Aggressive and fast, just as a Lamborghini should be

Aggressive and fast, just as a Lamborghini should be

The first thing you'll notice on the GT3 is its not-exactly-subtle appearance. From the incredible diffuser and the monstrous (and adjustable) rear wing to the astounding number of vents located on the car's body panels, it's immediately clear that Lamborghini took aerodynamics seriously. With the track-only Huracan weighing in at a respectable 2,850 lbs, the aerodynamic bits will have no trouble planting this monster onto the track. Also, the intakes on either side of the front hood seem to resemble the cut-out sections on the doors of the old Countach. Maybe it's a coincidence, maybe I'm crazy, I'll let you decide.

The GT3's spoiler and diffuser make the car look like a lethal weapon

The GT3's spoiler and diffuser make the car look like a lethal weapon

The GT3 shares the same 5.2 liter V10 as the road car, but this time the power is delivered to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission. No official power figures have been announced yet, but expect numbers slightly north of the standard Huracan's 602 horsepower. To bring the raging bull to a stop, the Huracan GT3 has been equipped with absolutely massive brakes. We're talking 380 mm in the front and 355 in the rear, which will undoubtedly produce impressive stopping performance. Handling and braking will be assisted with ABS and traction control systems that have 12 settings each. 12. 

The Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo

The Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo

This is an exciting time for Lamborghini. With an impressive-looking car, the Italians are poised to take some podium spots away from its rivals (including Ferrari, Aston Martin, McLaren and Porsche). The car looks like a monster, and will probably behave like one too, which should provide some quality entertainment for racing fans. Even if you're not a championship-quality driver, you can buy one of these bad boys from Lambo for somewhere around $425,000. Not cheap, but come on, it's a race car. It's worth it.