The Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Racer Evolves to Evo2 Spec
The Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo was already a Pro-Am monster; a true production-based race car purpose-built to race in Lamborghini’s own globe-trotting one-make series. An ultimate track toy, you might say, although toy doesn’t do the beautiful violence of a Huracán Super Trofeo in action justice. Yes, it’s not as intense as the Huracán GT3, but Lamborghini thinks of it as a stepping stone for some amateur drivers to graduate to. But it’s a race car, and race cars evolve. Thus we have the new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo2, featuring advanced aerodynamic changes and revised styling, along with a few other tweaks.
Like its Evo (and pre-Evo) predecessor, the Super Trofeo Evo2 is motivated by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V-10, which makes a very healthy 620 hp. A six-speed sequential gearbox handles shifting duties. There do not appear to be any hardware changes in terms of the powertrain—nor do any appear to be needed.
But there are significant changes to the bodywork. The front fascia is heavily revised, with a more bifurcated design that’s highlighted in the example shown here with a bright orange stripe that gives the Evo2 a stylistic link to the Huracán STO. Larger intakes sprout out of the rear fenders, too, while smaller, angrier-looking headlights are flanked by air curtain vents.
Out back—and in a very cool nod to the iconic Lamborghini Contact—the Evo2’s LED taillights are flanked by roughly hexagonal accents. Dual round exhausts poke out above a relocated and revised central brake light. Overall, the revised rear looks both more integrated and wider than the Evo’s somewhat “deconstructed” look.
Lamborghini’s Centro Stile is responsible for the look and is using the EVO2 to explore some styling concepts that might be implemented on future road cars. More important to those who’ll buy an EVO2 are the slight revisions to the front brakes, which now have larger pads to increase performance.
You might be wondering what owners of existing Evos will do when faced with the Evo2’s improved aero and braking on the track. Well, they might take advantage of a kit, which Lamborghini will make available in early 2022, to upgrade the current Evo cars to Evo2 spec. Given the competitive nature of motorsports, as well as the ample means of those who partake in the Super Trofeo series, we have to imagine the kit will be nearly obligatory for drivers wanting the latest and greatest.
Back in 2017, an Evo cost roughly $295,000. The new Huracán Evo2 will get a bit of a price bump, retailing for roughly $305,000 at today’s exchange rates.
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