Lamborghini Huracan GT3 is a Racing Bull [w/ Video]
While Lamborghini actively avoided being in involved in motorsports when Ferruccio was running the show, the company was happy to sell Reiter-Engineering-built GT3 racing versions of the Gallardo. But with the Gallardo now history and the Huracan taking its place in new Lamborghini showrooms, there is a clear and present need for the Italian label to release a new GT3 machine based on its new entry-level model. Enter the Lamborghini Huracan GT3.
Like the street model, the Huracan GT3 is propelled by a 5.2L V10 mounted behind the cockpit; unlike the road version, which is all-wheel-drive and uses Lamborghini’s first dual-clutch transmission, the racecar is rear-drive and uses a single-clutch 6-speed sequential transmission, both revisions to comply with the FIA GT3 rulebook. Additionally, the Huracan GT3 features dramatically wider and lower bodywork (designed with assistance from Gian Paolo Dallara – who was instrumental in engineering the iconic Lamborghini Miura back in the 1960s – and his ultra-successful racecar-building and engineering company) designed to accommodate big, slick tires and maximize aerodynamic downforce. And, naturally, there’s also a mammoth wing on the rump.
If you want to go racing with your own Raging Bull in a series that’s open to GT3 cars, be prepared to hand Lamborghini roughly $428,000 to do so. That’s serious coin, but it does lend credence to the old joke “How do you make a small fortune in racing? Start with a large fortune.”[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ag2Xp6F0wU[/youtube]