Meet The Racers That Inspired Lamborghini's Most Hardcore Street Car

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The exotic racing series that spawned the hardcore STO restarts this week.

It's hard to find a more iconic race track in Italy than Imola. While Ferrari's track at Maranello is cool as hell, you just can't beat Imola for sheer wow factor. Many of the greats have raced there, from Hunt to Lauda, from Senna to Hamilton. And that's just the Formula 1 greats. So many more have graced that hallowed asphalt with their talent.

Now a full grid of aspiring greats will compete on the iconic track with the start of Lamborghini's 2022 Super Trofeo season. Last year we got a look at the cars the new Super Trofeo EVO2 cars, and they're back again for another season of racing. The cars that ultimately inspired the Huracan STO will take to the track on April 1st.

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It's worth recapping what makes the Super Trofeo series so great to watch. Super Trofeo is a single-make race series. That means all the cars are very similar. Sometimes the only things differentiating the cars are the tires and suspension setups. Of course, that means the racing is extremely close. Drivers are left to use their talent, not their team's engineering prowess, to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack. Plus, these are some of the best-sounding race cars on the planet, powered by the Huracan's sonorous V10 engine turned up to 11 and producing 611 horsepower.

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Back to Imola. This is only the second time the legendary track has been on Lamborghini Super Trofeo's calendar. The last time it was, Imola hosted the final round of the Super Trofeo World Finals in 2017. With the full run of Pro, Pro-Am, Am, and LB Cup drivers on the grid for Imola, things are sure to get exciting. If any of this has piqued your interest, you ought to know that the rest of the series hits some of the best tracks in the world from its start on April 1 to the finale in November. Other tracks on the list include circuits like Spa Francorchamps and Portimão.

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