Pebble Beach has been a mecca for car people all over the world for the last 60 years. In more recent years, manufacturers have seen this as an opportunity to be seen by discerning enthusiasts, as well as a place to pull the wraps off their latest automotive masterpiece. The marque in question is obviously Lamborghini, and their latest offering is the Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo.
Lamborghini has a long history of making some of the most beautiful and desirable cars in the world. But what they don’t have is a long racing history, unlike their street car rivals, Ferrari. Aiming to change that, Lamborghini teamed up with watchmaker Blancpain in 2009, and created a one-make series with the Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo. Adding competition to its repertoire is an easy way to add excitement to the Lamborghini brand, but it would also be a great way to add research and development to make the cars perform better.
This Huracan LP620-2 is based on the already insane street car, but weighs 577 lbs lighter and adds 10HP. Interestingly, though, this car is driven only by the rear wheels. It’s intriguing, because Lamborghini has used AWD on all of their cars since the Diablo VT in 1993. We can only assume they wanted to give their customers a bit more safety at a time when computer-aided traction control wasn’t prevalent, and more traction for a crazy amount of power. The problem with Lamborghini cars from a driving standpoint is that they are plagued with understeer. Whether it’s caused by too much weight, or by chassis design in the case of the street-version of the Huracan.
We all know that if you want a beautiful Italian driver’s car, you buy a Ferrari. Likewise, if you want a beautiful, flashy, powerful GT car, you buy a Lamborghini. Wouldn’t it be great, though, if these 2 legendary companies actually competed with each other? Considering the Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo is RWD, we hope this will lead to further development of a car that will actually compete with Ferrari on the road. Who’s with us?!