Lamborghini's most extreme Gallardo comes to the street
Lamborghini has announced that the latest model in its Gallardo line-up will make its world premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Based on Lamborghini’s Super Trofeo track cars, the new LP 570-4 Squadra Corse sports a 570 hp, V10 engine that will launch it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a prompt 3.4 seconds before hitting a top speed of 320 km/h (198 mph).
The Italian manufacturer with a penchant for angular carbon fiber describes this latest model as the most extreme yet in the Gallardo line-up. In essence, it's a track racer with street going personality traits.
To break down the car's moniker, 570 refers to the 5.7 liter engine while the 4 refers to the all-wheel drive setup. Squadra Corse refers to the recently-founded division within Automobili Lamborghini that manages all of the company’s motorsport activities.
The new Squadra Corse comes standard with carbon ceramic brakes, Lamborghini’s 6-speed paddle driven transmission and, like the Trofeo series model, carries with it a rear wing capable of generating three times the downforce of the Gallardo LP 560-4. A removable engine cover, with a quick release system is also a carryover from the race versions. Both the cover and rear wing are made from carbon composites to reduce weight.
Speaking of weight loss programs, the new Gallardo tips the scales at a svelte 1340 kg (2954 lb), 70 kg (154 lb) lighter than the LP 560-4. Carbon fiber and aluminum architecture is used throughout, resulting in a stiffer, lighter chassis.
Aesthetically, beyond the big honking rear wing, there’s the usual array of limited edition add-ons. Door panels, racing seats, center console cover, part of the steering wheel and other various bits are composed of carbon fiber with a dash of Alcantara used throughout to soften the harsh, industrial feel. Buyers also have the option of replacing the Squadra Corse’s racing seats with standard seats should they wish.
The LP 570-4 Squadra Corse will make its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor next month where Gizmag will be on hand for a closer look. The Squadra Corse will be available in Giallo Midas yellow, Bianco Monocerus white, Grigio Thalasso grey and of course, Rosso Mars red. Pricing is to be revealed later this year.
Lamborghini just announced pricing and availability for the Squadra Corse. Only fifty units will be available starting this September at a price of USD $259,100.