The Volkswagen Group supports many racing programs among its various brands, but somewhat surprisingly, Lamborghini is not chief among them. Not by a long shot. But even Lambo is getting in on the action with the upcoming launch of the Huracán GT3 previewed in this latest video clip from testing at the Vallelunga circuit near Rome.

The new Huracán GT3 will be Lamborghini's first major in-house competitive racing project, building on the Huracán Super Trofeo spec racer and the previous Gallardo and Murciélago racers that were developed by Reiter Engineering (with varying levels of support from the factory).

Expect the Huracán GT3 to be based closely on the production version, but in order to comply with FIA GT3 class regulations, we can expect that it will have to shed a good few hundred pounds off its curb weight – even more if the Squadra Corse wants to keep the 5.2-liter V10 at the same 600-horsepower output it boasts in road-going trim.

We wouldn't be surprised, then, to see it ditch the heavy all-wheel drive system, much as sister-companies Audi did with the R8 LMS and Bentley with the Continental GT3 - expertise from which, alongside Porsche's considerable GT3 racing experience, we're sure Sant'Agata will draw to get its new racer up to speed.

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The new Lamborghini Huracán GT3 on track for the first time in Vallelunga

Sant'Agata Bolognese, 6 October 2014. The new Lamborghini Huracán GT3 rolled out on track for the first time in Vallelunga (Rome), testing on the ''Piero Taruffi'' circuit.

Under the supervision of Giorgio Sanna, the two official Lamborghini Squadra Corse test drivers Adrian Zaugg and Fabio Babini, set up the new race car for the first time.

With the Huracán GT3, Lamborghini Squadra Corse has taken the next step towards development and production of a race car for one of the most demanding and prestigious international categories.

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