Lamborghini has a new beast to add to the stable. The famed Italian automaker has announced the Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse – “most extreme model in the Gallardo line-up,” according to the company – and will show it off for the first time at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The newest Lambo is based on the race car Gallardo Super Trofeo and features a V-10 engine with power-to-weight ratio of 2.35 kilograms per hp, enabling the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 3.4 seconds and 200 km/h speed in 10.4 seconds.
The Squadra Corse derives its name from a recently set-up department at Automobili Lamborghini that oversees motorsport activities from GT3 to the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championships in Europe, Asia and America. The new Gallardo shares much of the same DNA with the race cars, including identical rear wing and a removable engine hood with quick-release system. The wing and the hood are made from carbon composite, the lightweight material used throughout the new Gallardo. The car has a dry weight of 1340 kg, 70 kg less than the Gallardo LP 560-4.
The new supercar borrows heavily from the Gallardo Superleggera, from the V-10 that produces 570 hp, to the robotized e-gear 6-speed transmission operated by steering wheel paddles. The all-wheel drive is a unique feature of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.
The Squadra Corse exterior design boasts national pride as the decal strip along the flank displays green, white and red colors of the Italian flag. The supercar will be available in Giallo Midas (yellow), Bianco Monocerus (white), Grigio Thalasso (grey) and in Rosso Mars (red). The hood, front air intakes, rear diffuser and 19-inch forged wheels are painted in high-gloss black, while the mighty brakes callipers are available in red, black or yellow.
No word yet on the price or availability.
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