1183bhp Zyrus Engineering Lamborghini Huracán LP1200 hits the Nürburgring

Norweigan brand Zyrus Engineering has sent its wild twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Huracán LP1200 to the Green Hell

Road-legal track day weapons are a popular choice among keen drivers, so Lamborghini Trofeo racing team Zyrus Engineering is using its expertise to develop one of its own. Using Lamborghini’s Huracan Trofeo as a base, Zyrus Engineering plans to build 24 examples of its own variation, 12 of which will be road-legalised. 

The LP1200 retains the Trofeo’s carbonfibre and aluminium subframe construction, but fits its own carbon skin over the top. Over 500 components have been replaced or redesigned both within the chassis and powertrain, and will include the addition of a pair of turbochargers, lifting power from the 5.2-litre V10 to 1186bhp. In support this near 100 percent power increase, Zyrus Engineering has also fitted an uprated fuel injection system, new oil coolers, more efficient radiators, billet intakes and a Motec ECU.

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The new carbonfibre bodywork isn’t just for show either, as it also generates more downforce than the Trofeo racer. Zyrus claims a peak figure of 1200kg, matching both its kerb weight and power outputs. Alongside the lightweight bodywork, components such as inconel manifolds and titanium exhaust pipes also help keep the weight down.

Keeping the LP1200 on the road are Öhlins dampers alongside a carbon carbon brake setup behind race-spec centre-lock wheels. Power is sent to the ground through an Xtrac sequential gearbox, with a digital ‘Smart dash’ feeding live data to both the driver and pit crew.

So far, Zyrus engineering has only constructed a track-only prototype, but the brand has plans to create 12 road-legal examples that are constructed from the road-going Performante alongside these 12 track-only models. Of the 12 track-only models, Zyrus also has plans to offer two further engine specifications, building on the 1186bhp model with 1577bhp and 1972bhp versions. 

With experience developing racers for the Norwegian Extreme GT Championship, a series where almost every contender boasts a four-figure power output, Zyrus is well equipped to actually meet these benchmarks. Over two years and almost 20,000 man hours since the project began, it sent the first LP1200 prototype to Spa-Francorchamps and the Nürburgring earlier this month. 

Despite having to contend with traffic, Norwegian Fredrik Sørlie recorded a time of 6:48 around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and 2:20 at Spa.

Sørlie said: ‘The times were achieved on race car/supercar track days and with the usual respect to other drivers sharing the busy track, so that shows on the times we managed to achieve, we'd hope to go even faster if we had the track to ourselves. Overall I’m very happy with the car as it is now but we can always do better, we are on the right path with the data from the onboard systems and we look forward to returning again to these circuits to see where we can improve.’

Pricing is yet to be disclosed and will vary depending on the specification of each car.


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