The Lamborghini Gallardo is growing a bit long in the tooth, due for replacement in the next year or so, and it’s starting to show it. Never you mind that, however, as there’s another special-edition version out today in Frankfurt: the LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale.
For those that don’t get the reference, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is a racing championship in Europe that pits spec versions of the Gallardo against each other. The special-edition Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale is intended as a street-going version of those cars and will be produced in a limited run of 150 units.
There are many similarities between the racing and road versions of the sports car. They both share the same V10 power plant with no modifications and the same adjustable rear spoiler offering three times as much down force as the Gallardo LP 560-4. The new car also features an engine hood with quick-release system.
Both the spoiler and the hood are manufactured from carbon composite materials. Aluminium and carbon fibre form the basis for the extremely lightweight Super Trofeo Stradale. It has a maximum dry weight of 1 340 kg, shaving an extra 70 kg from the LP 560-4. The supercar can sprint from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds and 200km/h just 10.4 seconds later. Top speed is 320km/h.
Painted in a ‘Rosso Mars’ red that underlines the car’s “Italianness”, the trackish Gallardo also gets a range of black-colour and carbon fibre exterior design highlights, including the air intakes, wheels, side skirts, diffuser and more. The brake calipers are red – a first for Lamborghini. ‘Grigio Telesto’ grey or ‘Bianco Monocerus’ white are also available upon request. A gloss black roof is option with any colour.
The V10 power plant generates 425 kW (570 hp), which is fully available at 8 000 r/min with the torque curve peaking at 540 Nm and 6 500 r/min. The transmission has been “race tested” in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championship series. It features a semi-automated, E-gear six-speed transmission controlled by steering wheel paddles as part of the standard equipment.
There’s permanent all-wheel drive for maximum traction. The suspension is directly derived from motor racing, a double aluminum wishbone setup is fitted. Precise rack-and-pinion steering allows the driver to take full advantage of its dynamic potential. Ultra-lightweight 19-inch wheels save 13 kg, while the wheel bearings and bolts are made from titanium. High performance Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres are fitted. Large 365 mm front and 356 mm rear brakes are standard, while a 380/356 mm carbon-ceramic brake system is optional. Front calipers come with eight pistons, the rear with four.
Other race-inspired (or race-worthy) options include: a tubular interior roll cage, four-point safety harnesses and a fire extinguisher. If you’d rather equip it better for the street, there’s an optional navigation system, Bluetooth, anti-theft, and a front-axle lifting system for clearing speed bumps and low driveways.