• 13-OCT-2015

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series' Semi-Finals at the Shanghai International Circuit

October 13th 2015, Beijing (China) – Italy's cutting edge super-sports car manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini and luxury Swiss watchmaker Blancpain continue their partnership in Shanghai at the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia series, bringing teams and drivers back to China's eastern seaboard for the final Asian stage of the competition – In addition to the first Shanghai race weekend in July, the season has already seen thrilling action in Fuji, Kula Lumpur and Sentul. Now in its fourth consecutive season, the series returns to Shanghai's renowned international circuit for the second time this year, bringing with it a squadron of Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo in stunning racing livery. Once again the competition will be intense; pitting professional drivers and gentleman racers against one another on the track's challenging mix of tight corners and high speed straightaways.

The racing at the second Shanghai stop of the series forms an integral part of the first ever China Speed Weekend and is the fifth round of this year's Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia. China Speed Weekend is hosted by Volkswagen Group and features a number of world class automotive events including Formula Masters China Series and Boss GP. Next month the Lamborghini racers and teams will head to the USA's Sebring Circuit in Florida for the Asian and ultimately the World Finals, where the winning competitors from the European, USA and Asian series will race head to head for a spot on the coveted final podium.

The 2015 season sees the final outing of the Gallardo, the most successful road model in Lamborghini's history to date, and the debut of the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, setting a new benchmark for the series.

Weighing in at 1,270kg dry, the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo is an all-new car built from scratch for the pure purpose of racing. It is powered by a naturally aspirated V10 engine, producing 620hp and boasts a power to weight ratio of 2.05kg/CV. The model's rear wheel drive system allows Super Trofeo drivers to become accustomed with the traction system, similar to that of Lamborghini's new Huracán GT3, giving them valuable experience to potentially further their motorsport racing careers in the GT3 class.

2015 is a special year for Automobili Lamborghini, marking the company's 10th anniversary of entering the China market. The release of the new Huracán Zhong is one of three promotions the company has launched this year to emphasize continuing commitment to China and a new era of dedication to the market. The China Giro which kicked off in July is an adventurous and unprecedented road tour, delighting guests and friends in attendance. The final leg will be held in and around Beijing at the end of October. Additionally, Lamborghini has made available to all customers in China who purchased models before 2013 a complementary Lamborghini maintenance service.

The increasing success of the series worldwide has led to a major involvement by partners. In addition to the title sponsor Blancpain, Pertamina are warmly welcomed as new partners and suppliers for the 2015 season. Other companies lending their support the championship include Pirelli, OMP, X-Bionic, Becker Carbon and BMC.