Previewed in the teaser image above wearing military camo, the new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo has undergone its first shakedown at the Vallelunga circuit near Rome. Giorgio Sanna – who took over as Lamborghini's chief R&D test driver after the retirement of the legendary Valentino Balboni – led the test session, accompanied by factory pilots Adrian Zaugg and Fabio Babini and members of the company's driver development program.
The Huracán Super Trofeo will be phased in across all three of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series around the world, including Europe, Asia and North America. Drivers not ready to upgrade to the new machinery, however, will still be able to race their Gallardos in a separate class – similar to how arch-rival Ferrari has phased in new models in its similar Challenge series.
Sant'Agata Bolognese, 15 July 2014. The new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo today on track for its first shakedown on the "Piero Taruffi" Vallelunga (ITA) circuit.
Chief Test Driver of Automobili Lamborghini Research and Development Department, Giorgio Sanna, will start the delicate task of fine-tuning the new Super Trofeo race car, along with the two official Lamborghini Squadra Corse test drivers Adrian Zaugg and Fabio Babini, and supported by drivers from the Young Drivers Program.
From 2015, Lamborghini's newest 'raging bull' super sports car, the Huracán, will be the car raced in all of the three Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series (Europe, Asia and North America). Next season's Series will feature both the Gallardo and the Huracán which will share the grid but will race in different classes.
"The first shakedown is always a very special moment. I've followed the development phase step by step in Sant'Agata Bolognese, and we are all enthusiastic about this very important moment. We have full confidence in both Zaugg and Babini, as well as in the young drivers who will contribute to refining the new car. The new Huracán Super Trofeo will ensure Lamborghini a key role in International motor sport," commented Giorgio Sanna.
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
Founded in 1963, Automobili Lamborghini is headquartered in Sant'Agata Bolognese, in Northeastern Italy. The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, which has made its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show is the successor to the Gallardo and redefines the luxury super sports car driving experience with its innovative technology and outstanding performance. The Aventador LP 700-4, in Coupé and Roadster offerings, represents the reference point in the world of V12-powered, luxury super sports cars. With 129 dealerships worldwide, in little more than half a century Lamborghini has created an uninterrupted series of extraordinary, exclusive cars that include the 350 GT, Miura, Espada, Countach, Diablo, Murciélago, and several limited series like the Reventón, Sesto Elemento and Aventador J. The Veneno Coupé, the Egoista and the Veneno Roadster, have been created to celebrate the brand's 50th anniversary year in 2013.