It is not all about Tomica you know……..well, I did buy a shitload in Singapore, so hence there are quite a few musings coming up of late.
But bread and butter here in Europe is Hot Wheels and for all the crap that Mattel produce, the licensed stuff under Jason “Woo-hoo, I’ve got a bigger budget than Matchbox” Horowitz is proving to be quite good.
Lambo’s of late have daft, silly long names – this model is the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. Bugger knows what that means – go faster edition?
Decent casting is this. Really does give a racer feel about it – the colour scheme is good but I wish they could just add a red bit for the rear lights – Tomica can do this with ease.
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo debuted in all three series (Europe, Asia and North America) of the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo marking a new benchmark for the race series. The chassis features an exceptionally light roll cage at just 43 Kg that extends to the rear axle, and impressive torsional stiffness that represents a massive 45% improvement compared to the previous model. The frame is a hybrid carbon/aluminum construction with modified geometries to house an improved radiator up front and better accommodate the racing gearbox at the rear, which also provides better aerodynamics. The dry weight of the Huracán Super Trofeo is 1,270 Kg, with a weight distribution of 42/58%.The bodywork is in composite materials and, along with the aerodynamics, has been developed in collaboration with Dallara Engineering with the direct involvement of the founder Gian Paolo Dallara.The new Huracán Super Trofeo adopts the V10 direct injection engine mounted on the road car, managed by a Motec control unit that delivers a maximum output of 620 hp and an astonishing weight/power ratio of 2.05 Kg/hp.A significant feature of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is the rear-wheel drive choice as already adopted in the GT classes. This will allow Super Trofeo drivers to gain important experience of this traction system to facilitate their motorsport careers.