• 08-JUL-2015

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series Continues With Second Stop at Shanghai International Circuit

Italian super-sports carmaker Automobili Lamborghini and luxury Swiss watchmaker Blancpain partner again, returning to Asia and Shanghai for this year's Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia series. This year the season opened with exciting racing at Fuji in the wet, now the drivers and teams set their sights on the second stop of the series in China, at the Shanghai International Circuit. In its fourth consecutive season, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia series returns to Shanghai's world famous F1 track, a year on year favorite venue for the competition. The main series race car, the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, will be taken to its limits by the racers through track's challenging mix of tight low speed corners and narrow entries.

The Shanghai stop will be followed by world class international circuits in Malaysia and Indonesia, before returning to Shanghai again for the semi-final, ultimately heading to the USA's Sebring Circuit for the World Final in November, where the winning competitors from the European, USA and Asian series will race head to head for the 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.

The 2015 season also marks Lamborghini's 10 year anniversary in China. Visionary in its concept, the China Giro is themed "Drive Through" and will bring guests on what is certain to be an exclusive, thoroughly memorable tour through pure landscapes. Covering four unique areas of the country, Lamborghini's China Giro "Drive Through" promises to be a cutting edge experience in top of the range super sports cars; an event which perfectly captures the spirit of the Lamborghini brand.

Managing Director of Automobili Lamborghini China, Francesco Scardaoni noted: "This event for us is unprecedented in China and will be a remarkable adventure. It marks the start of a new age in Lamborghini's commitment to the China market. It's highly symbolic for our 10th year here. I would like to thank our local partners, as well as Chinese customers in particular for their support, and wish the participants of China Giro a fantastic and memorable drive."