That’s enough of the tuner cars and we now move onto the higher dollar hardware. Lamborghini has started up its own one-make race series here in the US similar to Porsche Cup and Ferrari Challenge.
As is common on race cars, the front splitter has the raised center section. Notice how all of the air openings are covered with a grill mesh. There’s often quite a bit of debris on the race track with a lot of that consisting of used tire rubber chunks. The used rubber can probably ding up heat exchangers pretty well bending the fins. The rubber might even melt onto the heat exchangers. Regardless, better to not have crap hitting your heat exchangers.
It’s difficult to see, but there’s actually a heat exchanger behind this mesh. So the air goes in the front bumper opening, through the heat exchanger, and out this side opening of the front bumper. Often times, the air is just dumped into the front wheel well, so this is an interesting approach.
Carbon fiber swan-neck style rear wing mounts hold the single element rear wing. A spoiler is also used on the rear edge of the decklid.
This thing would serve well as the Bat Mobile. Oh wait… Bruce Wayne did have one. Just don’t get rear-ended driving this thing; I imagine the repair bill for the rear body work and rear transaxle could be pretty high.
Mid-engine cars needs air and often have the side body ducts. The duct on the upper fender is for a different purpose than feeding engine related parts however.
The upper vent feeds air to the rear brakes for cooling. I wish my car had air jacks like this one.