Lamborghini’s new Huracan GT3 was unveiled at company’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. The new Huracan GT3 follows the Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo, which competes in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo in Europe, Asia and North America this year. Meanwhile, the Huracan GT3 will compete in the Blancpain Endurance Series in over five venues in Europe.
According to the Italian manufacturer, the Huracan GT3 comes equipped with an Alu-Carbon chassis as well as a fully integrated FIA-compliant rollcage, while the subframe was modified at the front and rear in order to accommodate a high-performance water radiator (front) and the gearbox (rear).
Kerb weight is 1,239 kg with a 42/58 front/rear weight distribution. Developed in collaboration with Dallara Engineering, the bodywork features composite materials. Aerodynamics were also improved thanks to a new adjustable rear wing, adjustable front diffuser and louvres.
Braking system consists of 380 x 34 mm steel discs at the front (6 pot) and 355 x 32 mm steel discs at the back (4 pot). In addition, the Huracan GT3 is equipped with a pneumatic lifting system. Power delivered by the V10 direct injection engine is transferred by the sequential six-speed gearbox to the rear wheels. Pricing starts at 369,000 euros, excluding taxes.
Two new Lamborghini Huracán GT3s will be making their racing debuts in the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series as part of the Austria-based Grasser Racing Team. The GT3s will be piloted by two official test drivers of Lamborghini Squadra Corse, Fabio Babini (ITA) and Adrian Zaugg (RSA), both recently promoted as factory drivers, and the Mirko Bortolotti, who had a spectacular run in the 2014 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe.
Grasser Racing Team was the champion of the 2013 Blancpain Sprint Series Pro-Am Champion and was third in the 2014 Pro Class. Babini, Zaugg and Bortolotti will be joined by three young pilots from Lamborghini's Young Drivers Program -- Giovanni Venturini (ITA), Jeroen Mul (NED) and Andrew Palmer (USA).
Venturini, Mul and Palmer have been recently promoted to the Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT3 Junior Team. Lamborghini's Young Drivers Program aims to select the best talents to be involved in testing sessions and GT3 racing.
The Lamborghini Huracán GT3 already had its track debut in development tests in the last few months, under the supervision of head of motorsport Giorgio Sanna. According to Sanna, the Lamborghini GT3 will provide talented young drivers the opportunity to test a Lamborghini in races like the challenging 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series.
He remarked that they will use the series to gather experience from a category as demanding as GT3 while offering a competitive product to customers. He noted that another Lamborghini race car, the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, will have its race debut in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series in Europe, United States and Asia.