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The Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Makes its Much-Anticipated Debut

(Credit: © Lamborghini)

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The Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Makes its Much-Anticipated Debut

2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3

2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Credit: © Lamborghini)

We’ve already seen one racing Lamborghini Huracán in the form of the LP 620-2 Super Tropheo, but that was designed for just single-make racing among fellow Huracán owners. Today, however, Lamborghini has fully unveiled its FIA race car, the Huracán GT3, in a screaming green hue.

The general appearance of the Huracán remains intact when looking at the GT3 race car, but there are a good bit of differences upon further investigation. First and foremost, the bodywork is all done in composites to keep the curb weight low. Additionally, some aerodynamic work was done to ease the flow of air and create some downforce where needed. New aero bits on the GT3 include an adjustable rear wing, an adjustable front diffuser and louvers, and a new rear diffuser.

Under the skin, the changes get a lot more plentiful and scientific .The chassis is made from Alu-Carbon and has an integrated, FIA-compliant roll cage in case the GT3 should find itself shiny side up. Additionally, the front and rear subframes have been modified to include a new radiator and better gearbox positioning, respectively. The body work is all held on by new fast fittings for quicker swapping if there is damage.

2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3

2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Credit: © Lamborghini)

All told, the Huracán GT3 tips the scales at just 1,239 kg (2,731 pounds), with 42 percent of its weight resting on the front axle. Compared to the base Huracán, the GT3 model weighs 183 kg (403 pounds) less, but the final curb weight will be determined by the FIA.

Inside the cockpit, there is little to talk about, as this race car features only what is needed to pilot a twisty track. The amenities include a carbon-framed 8862-spec seat, an OMP fire extinguisher, a roof hatch, OMP seat belts, a TFT display on the dash, and adjustable pedals.

Sitting behind the driver is the Huracán’s familiar 5.2-liter V-10 engine, but it has been retuned for FIA racing. This means that is likely outputs closer to 500 horsepower than the 602 ponies delivered by the street car. This engine is managed by a Bosch Motorsport control unit, and is mated to the chassis by rigid mounts. The gear-shifting duties are the responsibly of a sequential six-speed gearbox with a three-disc clutch, per FIA regulations.

Keeping things in control are 380-by-34-mm front brake discs clamped by six-piston calipers and 355-by-32-mm rear discs squeezed by four-piston calipers. A Bosch ABS system with 12 settings is standard ware on all FIA GT3 cars, and grip is provided by a set of 315/680 tires up front and 325/705 tires out back.

The total price for this rig in its base setup is €369,000 ($417,892).

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