Debuting at next year’s Daytona 24 Hours, the Evo2 is the third evolution in Lamborghini’s line of GT3-level offerings matching the Huracán road car.
First launched in 2015 (a car we drove once), the slick-shod racer was then significantly updated to Evo-spec in 2018, when a new cage, engine, rear suspension and power steering (the transition from hydraulic to electrohydraulic) was introduced. Now, in the look of the Evo2, the aerodynamic package in particular takes it one step further, with some clear visual inspiration taken from the Huracán STO.
The most significant STO-flavored upgrade is the new roof scoop, which directly feeds the 5.2-liter V10, titanium valve, and Lamborghini has allowed the air intakes to be closed mostly at the rear edge of the window openings.
While the engine components are still very much in common with the Huracán road car, for the Evo2 generation of the GT3, individual throttle bodies are also featured, to improve response.
However, absolute power will still be below the 631 horsepower total for the Huracán Evo and STO showroom cars – about 580 horsepower is all the regulations allow. They are all sent to the rear wheels via the six-speed sequential gearbox provided by Hör to the car.
Developed and built on site in Sant’Agata by Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse racing division, the Evo2 features an all-carbon fiber body with updates to the splitters, diffuser and underbody.
Downforce has been increased with the goal of faster lap times, although as with previous Huracán GT3 iterations, stability and predictability remain priorities, and the car’s status as one of the most forgiving machines on the GT3 grid is populated by not only pros but also amateur drivers. It is something Lamborghini aims to preserve. The updated multistage traction control system helps in this regard.
Teams that currently operate the Huracán Evo GT3, which included significant improvements over the original Huracán GT3 in terms of entry/exit and mechanical driveline access, will have the option to upgrade to the Evo2 specification. Both cars are based on the Huracán Evo chassis.
The Evo2 will be eligible for several series, including the British GT Championship, where the likes of the Audi R8 LMs GT3 Evo II, Bentley Continental GT3, McLaren 720S GT3, Mercedes-AMG GT3, Porsche 911 GT3 R and the new BMW M4 GT3 will compete.