Since the announcement of GT convergence place to unite LMGTE and GT3 machinery, a number of manufacturers have expressed their desire to join the LMGTE ranks depending of the outcome of the matter, while others wouldn’t wait for this to make their projects see the light. The second alternative may be the one for Lamborghini, as a Huracán GTE can be in initial stage of development.
Reports from Motorsport.com put the new machine in the rumor list as Dallara is doing a design study for the new car, with building and testing to be done until the end of this year. But even though the project may be given the go signal now, it can be only for a debut in 2018 in full factory form, which can potentially bring Grässer Racing Team to the show.
The Head of Motorsport from the manufacturer, Giorgio Sanna, denied any possibility of a Huracán GTE car, as he explained that the current focus for him is to keep the good momentum of their GT3 customer programs as well the growth of the Super Trofeo series around the world, as a huge number of teams started to use the Huracán GT3 this year in different high profile championships and being extremely competitive, being quite a rival in terms of customer service for the likes of Ferrari and Audi.
If the rumored plans for the Huracán GTE are in fact a reality, the Italian brand can join what’s expected to be a big show in the 2018 season, with them competing against Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, Ford and probably BMW in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
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