Text: Mac Avendano / Photos: Lamborghini Press | posted September 10, 2013 12:17
The new Gallardo is based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo
The raging bull presents its newest car in Frankfurt: the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse. Having been based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo, the car is expected to deliver high levels of performance in a street-legal setting.
The new Gallardo bears the name of the recently-founded Lamborghini motorsport department, the Squadra Corse. As a derivative of a true Lamborghini race car, the LP 570-4 Squadra Corse uses the unmodified racing V10 engine that powers those running on the track. As for aerodynamics, the car uses the same rear wing and the removable engine hood from the racing version.
Its V10 engine generates 578 PS paired with a robotized 6-speed e-gear transmission. With its lightweight carbon fiber construction, the engine can launch the all-wheel drive car from 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and to 200 km/h in 10.4 seconds with a top speed of 320 km/h. All that power can be matched by the stopping power coming from the carbon-ceramic brake system.
The design brags the Italian origins of Lamborghini. The flanks even sport the Italian colors of green, white, and red. Its interior, predominantly composed of lightweight carbon fiber and Alcantara, remains a minimalist.
Driving the Squadra Corse aims to give the driver a feel of how it is to be in the cockpit of a Lamborghini race car. However, there will only be a limited production with units priced at 191,100 euros (about Php 11 million) plus tax.