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400th Lamborghini Huracán racing car produced: a history of success

6 Avril 2021

At the beginning of March 2021, the 400th Huracán race car left the production line at the Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. An important target not only for Squadra Corse, Lamborghini Motorsport Department, but also for the whole company: President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann, Chief Technical Officer Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Manufacturing Officer Ranieri Niccoli and Head of Motorsport Giorgio Sanna, alongside by the technicians that everyday build one of the fastest GT cars worldwide, attended the event.

In the cut-throat world of GT racing, no car has achieved the level of meteoric success and popularity as that of the Lamborghini Huracán. Just by looking at it, it’s easy to see why drivers and teams are drawn towards the striking Huracán machine. With its powerful V10 engine and a full complement of traction control, ABS braking and specifically designed Pirelli tyres, the sleek, agile Huracán has become one of the most sought-after pieces of kit in motorsport.

And the statistics are proof enough that Lamborghini Squadra Corse, which developed and released the Huracán first in 2014, are reaping the rewards on the track.

Lamborghini’s motor racing story is a relatively young one, which only started in 2013. Squadra Corse was created from within the Sant’Agata Bolognese headquarters of Automobili Lamborghini and very quickly started to achieve great results on track. 

Both the Huracán Super Trofeo and the Huracán GT3 are constructed and built at the plant in Sant'Agata Bolognese on the same production line as the road vehicles. Specialized technicians of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse are present at every station along the line.
The Huracán replaced the outgoing Gallardo model, which had been used in both the GT3 world and one-make Super Trofeo series.

Current Head of Motorsport and former Lamborghini test driver Giorgio Sanna said after giving the Huracán its first shakedown in 2014: “It’s 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. The new Huracán Super Trofeo will ensure Lamborghini a key role in International motor sport.”

And Sanna would not be wrong. The Huracán quickly emerged as one of the most dynamic, popular and successful GT cars, and Super Trofeo played a massive role in the reach and exposure Squadra Corse developed over time. Through the years, Super Trofeo has been represented in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East, with each championship producing high quality racing and a healthy mix of competitive gentlemen drivers and future stars of the GT scene.

The Huracán ST, and its Evo twin introduced for the 2019 season, has been a crucial cog in the success of Squadra Corse not just in the one-make series, but also on the GT3 Evo car which uses a lot of the technology and innovation first used on the Super Trofeo machine.
Despite only arriving firmly on the scene in 2013, the Huracán has already achieved some of the most coveted victories going. Three times a winner of the prestigious Daytona 24 Hours, in 2018, 2019 and 2020, as well as victory in the Sebring 12 Hours in 2018 and 2019.

Squadra Corse also went on to achieve an historic unofficial ‘triple crown’ in GT World Challenge Europe, securing the coveted Overall, Sprint Cup and Endurance Cup titles with Andrea Caldarelli, Marco Mapelli and Dennis Lind for FFF Racing Team. This was the second time Lamborghini won a title in GT World Challenge, having captured the Endurance Cup title in 2017, when it was known as Blancpain GT Series. These titles again showcased not only the speed and consistency of the Huracán over the course of the season, but also the skill of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse engineers and designers, making the car a perfect balance of aerodynamic and performance, respecting FIA GT3 rules and remaining one of the most competitive cars in GT racing.