Lamborghini Super Trofeo
Some time ago, I found out that the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals was taking place near me. I attended this international motor racing series where race car drivers compete in identical Lamborghini Huracáns and it was eye-wateringly glorious.
Well, let us start at the obvious place, the racecar. Each driver gets behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. Now this Huracán is similar to the “normal” Huracán, except converted to rear wheel drive, gutted and race prepped for the International Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series. This rabid baby bull comes equipped with a 5.2L V10 naturally aspirated engine that is good for over 600 horsepower. This racecar is mid-engined, has an ironing board for a spoiler, centerlock wheels, and sounds like the apocalypse. I love it.
Now, the race was at Sebring International Raceway, a legendary track in Florida known for its uneven and sporadically changing tarmac surface and materials. This track is brutal on a car’s suspension components and even more on a racecar driver’s spine. Being that it is in Florida it is very common that a single race can see its fair share of sunlight as well as random storm showers. This particular day was no different. Earlier races saw rain and the track began to dry up once the World Finals began.
As a spectator, I thoroughly enjoyed watching and hearing the Lambos rocket past me on the front straight. Before the race started, I had a chance to wander around the paddocks and see the teams do some last minute prep to the racecars. It was a great experience and I look forward to catching another one, and seeing other types of races in the future.