Lamborghini was a name that stood behind class, valor, and brute force. Since then, some might say they’ve become weak, unimagined, uninspired, and electronically nannied to the point of embarrassment. However, the Huracan LP610-4 Super Trofeo has kicked its nanny to the curb.
Autocar’s Stuart Sutcliffe blames China for the Huracan’s lackluster performance. As one of their biggest clients, very few Chinese are prepared to drive such a supercar. It isn’t enough to have a 610 horsepower V10 lugging over 3,100 pounds, because let’s face it, one and a half tons isn’t all that much. So, to stamp out its raw heritage, Lamborghini commissioned a stingy, overweight, and overly cautious nanny to serve up its horsepower like it was sorting pennies from a gum ball machine.
The Huracan LP610-4 Super Trofeo has fewer rules to follow, because it is a true introductory race car. It has been built to dominate the upcoming Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series, and while it still has the same 5.2-liter from the road-going version, that’s all it’s going to need. The Huracan’s 610 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque V10 was never the problem. It was the right engine built within a car for the wrong purpose—to satisfy a specific clientèle.
We all need to make a living, but at least Lamborghini has not forgotten how to have fun. From the initial teaser photos, we can see that the front end of the LP610-4 Super Trofeo has been upgraded to handle a substantial amount of additional down force, while also providing an abundance of cool air to its lungs. Considering the Huracan no longer has to play by the rules of the legal road, it will also likely shed some unnecessary weight and pin an extra large wing to the rear to support its new aerodynamic stance.
The next stop for the Huracan is to take off its training wheels (the Super Trofeo will be an introductory race car after all) and slip into something a little more aggressive. Perhaps something with GT3-specs, which we expect will be replacing the Gallardo GT3 in the coming months.