Published on April 7th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Lamborghini Celebrates Production Of 400th Huracan Race Car
Looking at the successes the Huracan has accumulated over the years, there will definitely be more to come
After six seasons of racing and nearly 100 victories, Lamborghini finally reached a production milestone of 400 units for the Huracan race car. The 400th unit was presented at a special event at its factory headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
The journey of the racing-spec Huracan took off in 2014 with the Super Trofeo, which was developed as a replacement for the aging Gallardo for the Italian marque’s single-make championship.
Then, in 2015, Lamborghini marked its foray into GT racing with the Huracan GT3. Together with the GT3 Evo, which came into the picture in 2019, the Huracan has almost 100 wins under its belt. These include three consecutive wins at the Daytona 24 Hours, two wins at the Sebring 12 Hours and the ‘triple crown’ of the GT World Challenge Europe just two years ago.
Lamborghini is celebrating the production of its 400th Huracán model from its headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, where all Lamborghinis, both road and racing, have been produced since 1963. This milestone was recognised at a special event, which was attended by Stephan Winkelmann (President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini), Maurizio Reggiani (Chief Technical Officer), Ranieri Niccoli (Chief Manufacturing Officer) and Giorgio Sanna (Head of Motorsport). They were joined by the various technicians who build both the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo and GT3 Evo every day.
Commenting on the 400th Huracán, Winkelmann said: “We are proud of the milestone, which is important not only for Squadra Corse but for the whole company. In a few years Squadra Corse has established itself in the most important international competitions and the Huracán GT3 and Super Trofeo are an undisputed point of reference in the Gran Turismo category.”
The first Huracán Super Trofeo was presented in 2014, replacing the Gallardo as the car of choice in Lamborghini’s single-make championship in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The following year, the Huracán GT3 made its debut, marking Lamborghini’s official entry into GT racing.
Over the next six seasons, the Huracán GT3, and its successor the GT3 Evo, have won nearly 100 races, including the prestigious Daytona 24 Hours a record three consecutive times. The GT3 Evo has also won the coveted Sebring 12 Hours twice as well as the “triple crown” of the GT World Challenge Europe in 2019. In 2020 alone, the Huracán GT3 Evos were represented by 24 different teams, in 15 national and international championships and covered a total of 20,000km across 88 different drivers.