Lamborghini announced another track weapon based on the Huracan STO, the GT3 EVO2, built for racing in FIA’s 2022 regulations.
The Sant’Agata Bolognese automaker has built a reputation for creating some of the most awe-inspiring and characterful machines on four wheels for several decades together. And when it comes to motorsports, the Bulls ain’t shy of pulling off some of the most outrageous and extreme designs, all in the name of performance, with the Essenza V12, Huracan GT3 EVO, and many more!
For 2022, the Squadra Corsa division unveiled its latest product based on the fresh FIA technical regulations — the GT3 EVO2. This latest track tool takes the aggressive aero of its predecessor and turns it up to eleven with some exclusive details. For instance, aerodynamics has become more complex and technical, visible with a brand-new front splitter, STO-derived intake grille, and bright red fins on either side to help maximize available downforce. Massive hood scoops and vents above the front wheels further help increase overall front-end grip.
Moreover, the Huracan GT3 EVO2 departs from a traditional side intake system in place of a large hexagonal roof scoop that funnels air into the spine-tingling naturally aspirated V10, much like the road-going STO. Lastly, a large wing with aluminum alloy supports and a rear diffuser sum up the overall aero package.
Lamborghini also significantly improved the structural integrity and safety systems according to the new regulations. For example, the GT3 EVO2’s chassis is made using ultra-high-strength Zylon fibers and bonded with the rest of the frame, including the diffuser, to increase structural rigidity. As mandated by the FIA, the existing roll cage received reinforcements in the form of new rear pillars plus carbon-Kevlar honeycomb panels on the sides.
The Huracan GT3 EVO2 retains the heart and soul of every other road-going version, with the only difference being the track-spec modification to the V10 engine. Namely, Lambo swapped the stock valvetrain with more exotic titanium valves, greatly improving engine responsiveness. Interestingly, it is fastened onto the engine using only four screws, making it easy for routine maintenance work. Finally, the Huracan benefits from improved stopping power thanks to an upgraded braking setup utilizing new rotors and calipers.
The EVO2 will compete in sprint and endurance events, marking its debut at the 24 hours of Daytona. Meanwhile, customers and other professional racers will be able to get a hold of it during the second half of the year!