LIKE A HURACAN
Before taking on the role of
Lamborghini’s head of
motorsport in Jan. 2015,
Giorgio Sanna was its chief R&D
test driver. The 39-year-old was
the 2011 Italian GT Champion.
(FAR LEFT) Lamborghini’s new
GT3-spec Huracán was conceived
as a two-wheel-drive racecar from
the start. (BELOW) Huracáns in
the one-make Super Trofeo retain
the all-wheel-drive of the street
car. (LEFT) The Gallardo GT3
remains a competitive proposition
in Pirelli World Challenge GT.
A PROVEN TRACK RECORD
investors, Volkswagen took an interest,
and made it part of the Audi Brand
Group. That changed everything.
It started with product, first the
Murcielago and then the Gallardo, which
provided the platform for the Audi R8
road car a few years later.
The R8, given its namesake, was
envisioned as a racecar from the start, so
why not the Gallardo, too? It began with a
one-make series, which blossomed into a
GT3 car built by Reiter Engineering, a
German race-prep company which had
already built race versions of the Diablo
and Murcielago. The program fully
Reiter Engineering-built Lamborghini
the LP670 RS-V)
were popular with
privateer teams, but
things really took off
with the Gallardo
GT3’s debut in 2007.