Lamborghini has rolled out its most extreme Gallardo yet. Based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo, the Italian carmaker's race car which runs in the Blancpain Super Trofeo one-make series, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse "delivers high performance and brings the fascination of motor racing to the street-legal world."
Named after Lamborghini's newly founded department that manages the carmaker's motorsport activities from GT3 to the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championships in Europe, Asia and America, the Squadra Corse has a dry weight of 1,340kg, 70kg less than the already-lightweight Gallardo LP 560-4, thanks to its wide use of aluminum and carbon fiber. With its V10 engine putting out 570hp, this gives the Squadra Corse a 0-to-100kph sprint time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 320kph.
Keeping the car in check are the production-standard carbon-ceramic brakes, an all-wheel drive system and the same rear wing as the race car "for increased dynamic stability during tight, high-speed driving." Another element taken directly from the race car is the removable engine hood with its quick-release system and the robotized e-gear six-speed transmission that's operated by steering wheel-mounted paddles.
The Squadra Corse is available in Giallo Midas (yellow), Bianco Monocerus (white), Grigio Thalasso (gray) and Rosso Mars (red), with a decal strip along the flank displaying the colors of the Italian flag. Accentuating the Squadra Corse's exterior is the matte-black finish on the large rear wing that contrasts with the body color and the high-gloss black paint on the hood, front air intakes, rear diffuser and 19-inch forged wheels. The brake calipers, meanwhile, are available in red, black or yellow.
Carbon fiber also dominates the Squadra Corse's interior. The door panels, the racing seats, the center console cover, the handbrake frame, the lower rim of the steering wheel, the trim around the main and secondary instrument panels, and the door handles are some of the parts that have been made from the sturdy yet lightweight material. Alcantara, meanwhile, is used on the underside of the dashboard, the central panel of the seat cushion and the backrest.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse will make its public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the same car show at which the Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale debuted two years ago.