The Quail is a unique, exclusive motorsports event hosted by the Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel, California, which combines displays of fine and classic cars, a motorsports auction and high society networking. The event was, naturally, the perfect venue to reveal the SuperTrofeo, which will be the new car used by all drivers in the international Lamborghini Blancpain SuperTrofeo racing series.
Previously, drivers have used identical Lamborghini cup cars based on the Gallardo LP570-4. The new Huracán SuperTrofeo will, however, considerably raise the bar. Built from scratch and designed to dominate the track, it was developed in conjunction with Dallara Engineering, who have worked on classic Lamborghini models such as the Miura.
The rear-wheel-drive car will feature a direct-injected V10 engine, delivering 620 horsepower in race trim, and a rear-drive set-up ‘meant to accelerate the series racers’ transition into GT racing’. The SuperTrofeo has a carbon fibre-aluminium hybrid chassis and weighs just 1270kgs.
Performance is enhanced thanks to a ten-position rear wing, adjustable front air intakes as well as front and rear diffusers. The car will debut in all three (Europe, Asia and North America) of the brand’s one-make 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain SuperTrofeo series.
Attendees at The Quail were also given a further treat: the unveiling of a new version of the Aventador LP 700-4, made by Lamborghini‘s ‘made-to-order’ programme Ad Personam. This unique programme allows its clients to choose from personalised materials, custom colours and exclusive interior and exterior trims.