Lamborghini pulled the wraps off its new rear-wheel drive Huracan GT3 racer ahead of its competition debut later this year.
Not to be confused with the Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo that will race in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo in Europe, Asia and North America from this year, the Huracan GT3 will participate in the more demanding Blancpain Endurance Series over five venues in Europe, including the Spa-Francorchamps 24-hours race.
“With the Huracán GT3, Lamborghini Squadra Corse takes a further step forward in the development and production of a race car for this category, which is among the most prestigious and challenging in international motorsport,” said Lamborghini boss, Stephan Winkelmann.
“Lamborghini is thus for the first time directly involved in GT motorsport activities with the in-house development of this new model,” he added. ”We are proud and delighted to announce the new partnership with PERTAMINA, which will further support our motorsport activities.”
Designed and built in association with Dallara Engineering, the rear-wheel drive model adopts the Huracan’s 5.2-liter V10 direct injection engine with a Bosch Motorsport control unit that also manages traction control, gearbox and the TFT display on the dashboard. Lamborghini didn’t announce output figures. The 10-cylinder powerplant is paired to a sequential six-speed gearbox, according to FIA regulations, and a three-disc racing clutch.
Other race-spec features of the Huracan GT3 include a FIA-compliant roll-cage, a series of aerodynamic enhancements such as an adjustable wing, adjustable front diffuser and louvres, a carbon frame 8862-specification seat, OMP fire extinguishing system and a new multifunction steering wheel.
Elsewhere, the braking system comprises 380 x 34 mm steel discs at the front (6 pot), and 355 x 32mm steel discs at the back (4 pot), which is equipped with Bosch ABS and offers 12 different settings that can be applied directly from the steering wheel. The car rides on 315/680 tires at the front and 325/705 at the back, and comes with a pneumatic lifting system.
If you’re interested, the Huracán GT3 is priced at €369,000 or about $430,000 (excluding taxes) ex works in Europe.