After revealing the racing version of its Huracán designed for the Super Trofeo one-make series back in August, Lamborghini has now started teasing a new GT3-spec version of its all-new supercar. Though it’s not widely known, Lamborghini has had a GT3-spec Gallardo in its ranks for several years. Developed together with motorsport partner Reiter Engineering, the car has primarily competed in the Blancpain Endurance Series.
With its new Huracán GT3, Lamborghini is handling much of the development itself through its Squadra Corse motorsport division. The automaker is also drawing on the support of fellow Italian firm Dallara, which was also a partner in the development of the aforementioned Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo.
The Huracán GT3 was recently taken to Italy’s Vallelunga circuit where it was able to undergo its first shakedown test, glimpses of which are featured in this video from AutoEmotionenTV. Under the supervision of Lamborghini’s chief tester Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini Squadra Corse drivers Adrian Zaugg and Fabio Babini set up the car for the first time.
“I’m pretty much satisfied with this first test of the new Huracán GT3,” Sanna said. “We still have plenty of work to do to be ready for the upcoming season, but performance and reliability feedback is encouraging.”
The upcoming season Sanna is referring to is the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series, which is anticipated to race at five venues in Europe including the famous Spa 24 Hours. Additional competitions taking place in North America and Asia are also planned, starting from 2016.
GT3 specifications allow a wide variety of car types to be homologated with almost no limit on engine sizes and configurations or chassis construction or layout. However, cars must meet certain power to weight ratios and typically must have outputs between 500 and 600 horsepower and weights between 1200 and 1300 kilograms.