Automobili Lamborghini has
presented the new Lamborghini Huracán GT3, in a world premiere at its
headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese. 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,
said a press note from Lamborghini.
The growth and success of
Lamborghini motorsports activities throughout the world has heightened its
appeal to partners. 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,'' he added.
"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.
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
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