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Lamborghini unveils the new Huracan GT3

22 Jan 2015 / 0

Lamborghini has taken the wraps off its new racecar, the Huracan GT3 at its Sant’Agata Bolognese headquarters in Italy. The new Huracan GT3 is the company’s latest challenger for the winner’s title at the Blancpain European Series.

The car features the same 5.2-litre V10 engine which, unlike the production Huracan, only powers the rear wheels through a 6-speed sequential transmission. The previous Gallardo GT3 was largely developed by outside companies like Reiter Engineering but the new Huracan GT3 is developed in-house with Dallara Engineering contributing to the development of the aero bits.

Lamborghini Huracan GT3_Front

Speaking at the launch, Stephan Winkelmann, president and  CEO, Automobili Lamborghini, said, “With the Huracan GT3, Lamborghini Squadra Corse takes a further step forward in the development and production of a racecar for this category, which is among the most prestigious and challenging in international motorsport. Lamborghini is thus for the first time directly involved in GT motorsport activities with the in-house development of this new model.”

Lamborghini Hurracan GT3 Stephan Winkelmann

The car’s chassis is made out of what Lamborghini calls Alu-carbon with an FIA-spec roll cage and improved subframe to house the high performance water radiator and repositioned gearbox. The car tips the scale at 1,239 kilograms, but the final weight specification may be altered by the FIA. The bodywork features an adjustable wing and front diffuser along with an innovative roof opening mechanism that lets paramedics attend to a stricken driver as soon as possible. The Huracan GT3 is priced internationally at €396,000 (Rs 2.63 crore) before taxes.

04_Lamborghini Huracan GT3_Rear copy

Watch the new Huracan GT3 in action here:

 

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Sant’Agata Bolognese, 21 January 2015: Automobili Lamborghini has
presented the new Lamborghini Huracán GT3, in a world premiere at its
headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese. The unveiling ceremony was carried
out in the presence of media, customers and partners from around the
world.

The GT3 competitor makes its debut following that of the new Huracán LP
620-2 Super Trofeo, which will be the protagonist of the Lamborghini
Blancpain Super Trofeo in Europe, Asia and North America from this year.
Starting in 2015, the Huracán GT3 will line up in the Blancpain Endurance
Series that runs over five venues in Europe, among which is included the
famous Spa-Francorchamps 24-hours race.

The growth and success of Lamborghini motorsports activities throughout
the world has heightened its appeal to partners: the prestigious Indonesian
oil and energy petroleum company PERTAMINA will be the official technical
partner of Lamborghini Squadra Corse activities in the coming years.
‘‘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. Lamborghini is thus for the first time directly involved in GT
motorsport activities with the in-house development of this new model,’’
declared Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili
Lamborghini. ‘‘We are proud and delighted to announce the new partnership
with PERTAMINA, which will further support our motorsport activities.’’
“We are proud to be the partner of Automobili Lamborghini as one of the
world’s most prestigious super sports car marques. This cooperation
confirms PERTAMINA’s position as the technology partner of Lamborghini
Squadra Corse, connected to our vision of becoming a World Class Energy
Company with the mission to expand our market globally,” said Ahmad
Bambang, Marketing Director of PERTAMINA.

The Lamborghini Huracán GT3 is equipped with an Alu-Carbon chassis and a
fully integrated FIA-compliant roll-cage. The subframe has been modified
both at the front and rear to accommodate a high performance water
radiator (front), and for a better positioning of the gearbox (rear),
improving aerodynamics. The kerb weight is 1239 Kg with a 42/58
front/rear weight distribution. The final weight will be set by the FIA BOP.
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.


The bodywork is in composite materials and, along with the aerodynamics,
has been developed in collaboration with Dallara Engineering with the direct
involvement of the founder Gian Paolo Dallara. Aerodynamics have been
tuned to grant the best possible air flow penetration, and maximum
adherence and traction in any condition on any asphalt. Efficiency has been
improved thanks to the rear adjustable wing, adjustable front diffuser and
louvres. The new aerodynamics also allow improved cooling of the braking
system.

As for the Huracán Super Trofeo, the GT3 is equipped with new bodywork
fast- fittings and equipped with a new, enhanced-performing engine and
gearbox oil cooler.

Special attention has been given to safety, with the new Lamborghini
Huracán GT3 equipped with a carbon frame 8862 specification seat; an OMP
fire extinguishing system; and an innovative roof hatch which enables, in
case of need, quick assistance by medical personnel through the roof of the
car. Seat belts are provided by OMP, the fuel tank is an FT3 type and the
pedals are adjustable.

Front and rear lights are LED. The new multifunction steering wheel has
been re-engineered along with OMP.

The new rear-wheel drive Huracán GT3 adopts the V10 direct injection
engine mounted on the road car, managed by a Bosch Motorsport control
unit that also manages traction control, gearbox and the TFT display on the
dashboard. All wiring and connectors are designed specifically for racing.
The engine is fixed on the chassis by rigid mountings and is coupled with a
sequential six-speed gearbox, according to FIA regulations, and a three-disc
racing clutch.

The braking system is made up by 380 x 34 mm steel discs at the front (6
pot), and 355 x 32mm steel discs at the back (4 pot), according to FIA
regulations, equipped with Bosch ABS. This system features 12 different
settings that can be actioned directly from the steering wheel, as can
traction control. The tyre sizes are 315/680 at the front and 325/705 at the
back. The car is equipped with a pneumatic lifting system.

In Europe, the Huracán GT3 is priced at 369,000 Euro (excluding taxes) ex
works.

Lamborghini’s newest raging bull race car has already made its track debut
in development tests in recent months, under the supervision of head of
motorsport Giorgio Sanna. ‘‘The first GT3 car from Lamborghini will allow
talented young drivers the opportunity to contest a Lamborghini in
competitions such as the challenging 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series. This
season will be an important one for us to gather experience from a category
as demanding as GT3, but at the same time we are offering a competitive
product to our customers. It will be a busy year, as the Huracán LP 620-2 3
Super Trofeo will also debut in our Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo
series in Europe, USA and Asia.’’

Grasser Racing Team will line up two new Huracán GT3s in the 2015
Blancpain Endurance Series. The Austrian team - 2013 Blancpain Sprint
Series Pro-Am Champion and third in the 2014 Pro Class - will field the two
official test drivers of Lamborghini Squadra Corse: Fabio Babini (ITA) and
Adrian Zaugg (RSA) now promoted to factory drivers, and the Italian Mirko
Bortolotti who impressed in the 2014 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo
Europe.

Working alongside them will be three young talents from Lamborghini’s
Young Drivers Program: Giovanni Venturini (ITA), Jeroen Mul (NED) and
Andrew Palmer (USA). All three have been promoted to the Lamborghini
Squadra Corse GT3 Junior Team. This new program features a step up from
the Young Drivers Program, with the aim of selecting the best talents to be
involved in testing sessions and GT3 racing.

The Italian Edoardo Piscopo and the Serbian Milos Pavlovic have also been
promoted to official test drivers for Lamborghini Squadra Corse. Winners of
both the 2014 PRO Class in the European Lamborghini Blancpain Super
Trofeo and the World Final, they will be in charge of the GT3 car’s
development across the world.

THE 2015 BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES CALENDAR THE 2015 BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES CALENDAR
11-12 April Monza, ITA
23-24 May Silverstone, GBR
19-20 June Paul Ricard, FRA
23-26 July Spa-Francorchamps (24 Ore), BEL
19-20 September Nürburgring, GER



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