Bonus Round- Lamborghini Super Trofeo
A few weeks back we covered the next to last round of IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The WeatherTech Championship wasn’t the only thing on calendar for that weekend as the track was also host of the final round of the North American Lamborghini Super Trofeo series. It was the fourth visit of the series to Laguna Seca and marks the kick off to the series move to overseas competition with two rounds Imola, Italy followed by the World Final where Super Trofeo North America, Europe and Asia will come together to battle for world champion bragging rights.
The series is is made up of identical Lamborghini Cup cars based on the Huracan LP 620-2. Racing in the series is divided into separate podiums, recognizing the breadth of talent in the Super Trofeo field. After each race, there is a podium for the top three finishers overall and the Pro, Pro-Am, Amateur (Am) and Lamborghini Cup divisions.
The Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo adopts the V10 direct injection engine mounted on the road car, managed by a MoTeC control unit that delivers a maximum output of 620 horsepower. The frame is a hybrid carbon/aluminum construction with modified geometries to house an improved radiator up front and better accommodate the racing gearbox at the rear, which also provides better aerodynamics.
The success of Super Trofeo has led to rumors and indications from Lamborghini that they want a partner team in the WeathTech Series to lead a full factory racing effort.
Tape-delayed coverage of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will air on the CBS Sports Network Oct. 15, 2017, at 3 p.m. ET