Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo 2013 unveiled
By David Szondy
October 24, 2012
Lamborghini has unveiled the latest in its Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo racers at the final round of the six races in the European series of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo in Los Arcos, Navarra, Spain. Under a new aerodynamic skin, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo 2013 is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 street version and is aimed at providing what Head of Lamborghini Motorsport, Maurizio Reggiani calls “an efficient and cost-effective platform for customer racing.”
The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is a series where drivers compete in identical Gallardo racers. For 2013, Lamborghini is adding its Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo to its racing stable. There aren't too many details about what’s under the bonnet, but it probably shares the same 5.2-liter V-10 engine as the street version, punching out 570 bhp (419 kW) with a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph) and doing 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.4 seconds.
The real changes were saved for the outside. The 2013 Gallardo Super Trofeo has had an extensive aerodynamic refit including adjustable aerodynamic devices and a ten-position rear wing. According to Reggiani, this produces a 120 percent improvement in aerodynamic efficiency compared to the 2012 Gallardo, with down forces increasing by 128 kg (282.19 lb) to 160 kg (352.74 lb). There is also improved front brake cooling thanks to remodeled brake ducts.
Lamborghini sees the new Gallardo Super Trofeo as a key part of its brand promotion as – along with its partner the watch company Blancpain – it expands its racing series into Asia. Whether the new Gallardo lives up to expectations remains to be seen, but it may be worth keeping an eye on.