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Quinn to debut Lamborghini Huracan at Targa Tasmania

Tony Quinn’s decision on which car to choose for the 25th Anniversary Targa Tasmania, to be held from April 11 to 16, was a long and hard one.
Tony Quinn’s decision on which car to choose for the 25th Anniversary Targa Tasmania, to be held from April 11 to 16, was a long and hard one.

However, his final choice is exciting news for lovers of modern Italian Supercars, with the former Targa Tasmania winner deciding to bring his 2015 Lamborghini Huracan to tackle the newly introduced GT4 competition.

It will see Quinn pitted against the might of Nissan’s GTR and a raft of Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Xs.

"I want to bring a car that draws plenty of attention to the event, and that’s exactly what this car will do," Quinn said.  

In 1999, Quinn competed in his first Targa Tasmania in a BMW 323iM. Since then, the Scottish born Queenslander has gone on to win three Targa Tasmanias -  Modern in 2009, the 20th Anniversary event in 2011, and a win last year in  Showroom driving the amazing McLaren 650S. 

He will be looking to achieve ‘back to back’ Anniversary wins this year, and if successful, he will become the first competitor in Targa Tasmania history to claim victory in three different competitions.

Quinn feels the ‘Lambo’ can get the job done, but doesn’t underestimate the GTRs for a moment.

“I have won twice in a GTR so I know all too well what the car is capable of, but under the new GT4 rules they will have less power and reliability, so hopefully that will slow them down a bit and give us a shot at a fourth victory.”

Event Director, Mark Perry, couldn’t miss the irony of a Lamborghini competing at Targa this year, after the release of new technical regulations for 2016 led some to wrongly claim that the new rules had been designed to get rid of such exotic supercars.

“Clearly, the new regulations don’t remove any car that has previously competed in the event. What they are designed to do is make all of the new model cars remain as their manufacturers built them,” Perry explained.  

“Tony is bringing a Huracan just as Lamborghini built it, and we welcome the car and the brand with open arms.  It’s fantastic news for all lovers of Italian Supercars, and we can’t wait to see if it can beat the dominant GTR over six gruelling days of competition.”

The 25th Anniversary running of Targa Tasmania will start at the Country Club in Launceston and finish at Princess Wharf 1 in Hobart, with over 390 rare and prestigious cars taking part.

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