Lamborghini’s first in-house GT3 racer, the Huracán GT3, had its first test recently at the Italian town of Vallelunga, rolling the wheels on the surface of the “Piero Taruffi” circuit. Lamborghini Squadra Corsa test drivers, Adrian Zaugg and Fabio Babini, set up the car, watched by Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini’s official R&D test driver.
The car is part of Lamborghini’s march towards the 2015 Blancpain Endurance series, aiming to race on five European circuits and including the Spa 24 Hours event, with the further target of racing in North America and Asia in 2016. Lamborghini has utilised its association with Dallara Automobili, the company that is working on the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. By building the Huracán GT3, the company has taken the next step in competing in a very demanding and prestigious category.
The 39 year old Sanna, also an experienced and awarded race driver, said of the GT3: ‘‘I’m pretty much satisfied with this first test of the new Huracán GT3. We still have plenty of work to do to be ready for the upcoming season, but performance and reliability feedback is encouraging. I have no doubt that this car will more than hold its own in international GT3 competitions.”
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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.
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