With all the versions of the Gallardo that Lamborghini made over the course of that model's dozen year lifecycle, we knew the debut of the new Huracán would only be the start. And now we're getting an idea of what Sant'Agata has in store. Before too long, there'll be a new Spyder, and likely a rear-drive version as well. But racing teams are more eagerly anticipating the new competition versions. There's the new Super Trofeo spec racer that Lambo unveiled in Monterey a couple of weeks ago, but now we're receiving word of a new GT3 racer as well.

Based closely on the Super Trofeo, the Huracán GT3 is reportedly being designed to meet the regulations of numerous racing series – including, the latest reports will have us know, the United SportsCar Championship that competes in North America. This according to Sportscar365.com, which spoke to Lamborghini's chief test driver Giorgio Sanna at Virginia International Raceway recently.

Unlike some of its rivals, racing has not traditionally been a core value at Lamborghini, but it has competed here and there. It previously relied on Reiter Engineering to develop racing versions of the Murcielago and Gallardo, but is said to be doing the Huracán GT3 almost entirely in-house, with a modicum of input from Dallara, the racing chassis manufacturer founded by the man widely credited with developing the Miura and Espada in the 1960s.

The Huracán GT3 would likely be sold to privateer teams who would enter it in individual racing series with support from the factory. Among its competitors would be the 911 RSR, R8 LMS and Continental GT3 offered by sister companies Porsche, Audi and Bentley, who have evidently found enough success on the circuit for Lambo to follow in its footsteps.


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      groingo
      • 3 Months Ago

      Oh yeah baby, I'd even trade my Geo Metro for one of those....

      Chris Furman
      • 3 Months Ago

      Yes please!!!

      Karl
      • 3 Months Ago

      Why waste the time and effort?  Attendance is down- running with what Grand Am was, not ALMS.  TV coverage has been poor, and I'd have to think those numbers have suffered as well.  United Sports Car is a joke. 


        davebo357
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Karl

        Now is the time the throw everything the industry has at United like adding Lamborghini.  Whatever they can do to promote it and get viewership up to ALMS and beyond.  If it doesn't work then this whole thing is gonna get scrapped and I will be a sad panda.

      Garrett
      • 3 Months Ago

      My lord is that gorgeous. Jut looks mean!

      volvol250gdecepticon
      • 3 Months Ago

      So how did Fan Expo Canada go? You Human or Fae North American Anna Silk Army Troopers. Just to let you know that we Decepticons love Lamborghini. We will love to turn that Lamborghini Huracan into a Decepticon. All Hail Megatron/Galvatron.