Shortly after the wraps came off this all-new Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo for the first time at The Quail on Friday, we shook hands with the always-handsome CEO Stephan Winkelmann.
Mr. Winkelmann was fresh from taking perhaps 20 photos with admiring fans in front of the latest hypercar masterpiece from Sant’Agata when the lightbulb of an idea hit me. I instantly shared the thought with Mr. Winkelmann and earned a rare smile and laugh from the global automotive superstar:
“You should release a pop song! A dance mix for the club, with engines revving and all the names of various Lamborghini models?!”
I still think it is a good idea.
Few auto execs become celebrities in their own right, but Stephan Winkelmann is the exception to the rule.
His 10 years so far with Lamborghini have been immensely successful – he is the global face of this superstar brand.
Let us know if you need song lyrics, sir? =]
Lamborghini Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo
LAMBORGHINI HURACÁN LP 620-2 SUPER TROFEO MAKES GLOBAL DEBUT AT ‘THE QUAIL, A MOTORSPORTS GATHERING’
Carmel, California 15th August 2014 – Automobili Lamborghini unveiled its next-generation motorsports machine: the new Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. The car will debut in all three (Europe, Asia and North America) of the brand’s one-make 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series.
The Huracán Super Trofeo marks a new benchmark for the race series. “The Huracán Super Trofeo is an all-new car built from scratch with a clear racing concept,” said Maurizio Reggiani, Board Member and Director of Research and Development for Automobili Lamborghini. “We believe the car will be as fun for fans to watch as it will be rewarding for our racers to drive.”
The redesigned Huracán Super Trofeo was developed in collaboration with Dallara Engineering, with direct involvement by founder Giampaolo Dallara. Dallara’s history with Lamborghini dates back to 1963 when he worked as a Lamborghini engineer and later led the development of the legendary Miura.
The Huracán Super Trofeo adopts the direct-injected V10 engine from the road car, delivering 620 horsepower in race trim, and a rear-drive set-up meant to accelerate the series racers’ transition into GT racing. The vehicle weighs an ultra-light 2,800 lbs, attributed to the hybrid carbon fiber/aluminum chassis and strict motorsports weight reduction. The weight/power ratio is 4.5 lbs/hp.
The aerodynamics provide better efficiency, traction and downforce using a ten-position rear wing, front and rear diffusers as well as adjustable front air intakes. The Huracán Super Trofeo will be exclusively-equipped with Pirelli tires engineered specifically for this application.
Also at The Quail, Lamborghini presented its Aventador LP 700-4 in a new version by Ad Personam. The vehicle, which will be shown as well at Concorso Italiano and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, highlighting Lamborghini’s “made-to-order” program.
Clients of Ad Personam-equipped cars avail themselves of personalized materials, custom colors and exclusive trim for exterior and interior fitment. The display model highlighted semi-aniline leather, Alcantara, Forged Composite, a Lamborghini patented carbon-fiber material, to custom stitching and beyond. The program caters to those who love to engage with their dream car – even before they take delivery.
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
Founded in 1963, Automobili Lamborghini is headquartered in Sant’Agata Bolognese, in Northeastern Italy. The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, which has made its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show is the successor to the Gallardo and redefines the luxury super sports car driving experience with its innovative technology and outstanding performance. The Aventador LP 700-4, in Coupé and Roadster offerings, represents the reference point in the world of V12-powered, luxury super sports cars. With 129 dealerships worldwide, in little more than half a century Lamborghini has created an uninterrupted series of extraordinary, exclusive cars that include the 350 GT, Miura, Espada, Countach, Diablo, Murciélago, and several limited series like the Reventón, Sesto Elemento and Aventador J. The Veneno Coupé, the Egoista and the Veneno Roadster, have been created to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary year in 2013.
The first photo of the forthcoming Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo is here!
The first teaser is out, which we have enhanced and annotated below.
The sides of the bumper are actually smooth bodywork to provide a side blade / downforce spat.
Exclusive enhanced teaser analysis.
The new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo ready for
Sant’Agata Bolognese, 15 July 2014. The new Lamborghini Huracán
Super Trofeo today on track for its first shakedown on the “Piero
Taruffi” Vallelunga (ITA) circuit.
Chief Test Driver of Automobili Lamborghini Research and Development
Department, Giorgio Sanna, will start the delicate task of fine-tuning the
new Super Trofeo race car, along with the two official Lamborghini
Squadra Corse test drivers Adrian Zaugg and Fabio Babini, and
supported by drivers from the Young Drivers Program.
From 2015, Lamborghini’s newest ‘raging bull’ super sports car, the
Huracán, will be the car raced in all of the three Lamborghini Blancpain
Super Trofeo Series (Europe, Asia and North America). Next season’s
Series will feature both the Gallardo and the Huracán which will share
the grid but will race in different classes.
“The first shakedown is always a very special moment. I’ve followed the
development phase step by step in Sant’Agata Bolognese, and we are all
enthusiastic about this very important moment. We have full confidence
in both Zaugg and Babini, as well as in the young drivers who will
contribute to refining the new car.
The new Huracán Super Trofeo will ensure Lamborghini a key role in International motor sport,”
commented Giorgio Sanna.
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