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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Frankfurt preview: Lamborghini to unveil street-legal Gallardo race car

Lamborghini has teased us by saying that it's launching a "super sports car" at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. While practically everyone expects it to be production version of the Sesto Elemento concept it unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, Auto Express is reporting that the "super sports car" is actually a street-legal version of the Gallardo that's raced in the Italian carmaker's own one-make series.

Known as the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the series uses a stripped-down version of the Gallardo LP560-4, down to the 560hp, 5.2-liter V10 engine that's paired to a six-speed e-gear transmission. Since the car is used exclusively in its own racing series, it not only weighs 110 kilograms lighter than the roadgoing Gallardo LP560-4, it even weighs 40 kilograms less than the already lightweight Gallardo Superleggara.

According to Auto Express, the street-legal race car will also have a more aggressive look to go with the additional horsepower Lamborghini might throw in, which could give it a zero-to-100kph time of three seconds and a top speed of 338kph.

Since this could very well be the last Gallardo model, Lamborghini is reportedly limiting the production of the car to just 30 units.

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