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Lamborghini's most outrageous Gallardo yet

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September 12, 2011

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale

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The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale is the most extreme V10 yet produced by Volkswagen's Italian supercar subsidiary. Only 150 of the four wheel drive 570 bhp carbon fiber projectiles, no doubt due to the extreme effort required to shave another 70 kilograms off the already anorexic Gallardo LP 560-4. The motor might be the same as a "normal" Gallardo but the aerodynamics and lightweight construction are what make it a genuine racer for the road.

Much of the technology introduced in the new car is derived from lessons learned in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo race series. The gargantuan rear spoiler will be the visual signature of the new car, and it isn't just for show, being manually variable so that drivers can fine-tune the car for a particular racetrack or set of conditions. At its most extreme setting, it generates three times the maximum down-force of the Gallardo LP 560-4.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale

The Super Trofeo Stradale comes standard with the paddle-actuated robotized e-gear six-speed transmission which electronically shifts gears more smoothly and much faster than you can. There';s also a launch mode which offers maximum acceleration from standstill - just set the transmission to "Thrust Mode", wind the motor up to 5000 rpm, and wait for the lights to change.

It's an ideal way to launch the car with minimal spinning of the lightweight 19-inch wheels. The wheels alone save 13 kilograms compared to the standard Gallardo and come standard with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires and will result in you passing 100 km/h 3.4 seconds later and 200 km/h after 10.4 seconds on the way to the top speed of 320 km/h.

The suspension is also directly derived from motor racing, with the double aluminum wishbone suspension set up similarly to the race cars and an ESP stability control system as standard equipment.

Standard front brakes on the beast are 365 mm ventilated discs with eight pistons per aluminum caliper and 356 mm rear ventilated discs with four pots per caliper. There's also an option for a carbon-ceramic brake system with 380 mm front discs and 356 mm rear disc, plus all the necessary racing fare - a roll cage, four-point safety belts and a fire extinguisher.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale

The quick-release carbon composite engine hood on the SuperTrofeo Stradale is another direct lift from the race car, as is the "Rosso Mars" livery.

For those with a penchant for the racing aesthetic, you can order a heavily-carbon-fiber oriented interior (handbrake frame, center console, lower steering wheel, instrument panels, door handles, glove box), not to mention civilized niceties such as satellite navigation, a Bluetooth connection for mobile phones, an anti-theft system, and a lifting system so you won't scrape your darling's front end when traversing the driveway.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale
8 Comments

This is one of the problems of the world, not that I'm a tree hugger... Honestly, who gives a damn about ANOTHER gas guzzling sports car, if Lambo built this thing electric, or Hydrogen, I may like it... Not that "most" readers could afford one anyway.

Adam Ackels
13th September, 2011 @ 05:17 am PDT

"Volkswagen's Italian supercar subsidiary" ???

Not Audi ?

Ethan Tan
13th September, 2011 @ 06:07 am PDT

VW and Audi are part of the same group, but still separate companies, and Lambo is a subsidiary of Audi.

Keith Reeder
13th September, 2011 @ 08:15 am PDT

OK, the weight is down and the performance is up, marginally.

Now it is time to dispense with the internal combustion engine and start the process once again with electric components.

The car in its entirety can, in fact, become the power storage and delivery medium for electric propulsion...with a little imagination and nano-technology. This would be a feat worth crowing about.

What if your body panels and frame contained stable electrical power storage properties? What if the normal bounce, flex and vibration of driving was efficiently harvested as energy and the disk brakes were discarded in favor of inboard magnetic proximity brakes (works on the Navy's on-board pumps) which also create electricity?

What if you harvested the spikes in pneumatic pressure from the vehicle's tires as it rolled down our imperfect roads?

Come on Lambo - show me something earth shattering (other than the exhaust note).

Muraculous
13th September, 2011 @ 10:11 am PDT

@Adam - seriously? First, they don't make many of them. Second, almost none of them will be driven since they'll be stuck in a garage and dusted off once a month. Third, technology like this does trickle down to create more efficient and powerful "normal" motors. Where do you think we got direct-injection? Dual overhead cams (which are far more efficient than push-rod or single-cam)? How do you think our small displacement motors got as powerful and efficient as they have?

They use these exotics as excuses to push the boundaries; then those things that work are incorporated into other less exotic products.

And, yes, you come across as a tree-hugger.

socalboomer
13th September, 2011 @ 11:14 am PDT

As my good friend Carol Shelby said, "Building super sonic aerodynamics and ducting doesn't work on a car that operates in the speed range - under that of a DC-3"

Mr Stiffy
13th September, 2011 @ 06:34 pm PDT

who is the guy in the funny suit and the odd shoes?

Bill Bennett
13th September, 2011 @ 08:00 pm PDT

Aren't Lamborghini and Ferrari striking it too close lately? Ferrari red should be something Lamborghini should stay away from, in any case. And I am with Addam and the tree huggers, pushing the limits these days should mean dominating electric and hybrid engines, not gas guzzling. Unless you can access a racing circuit you couldn't even really enjoy driving these cars. Not that I can afford anything but a simulated version of these things.

Alfredo Balmaseda
23rd September, 2011 @ 04:37 pm PDT
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