Last Gallardo ever revealed – race derived and road legal
Lamborghini has announced that they will be celebrating the end of the current generation of Gallardo with the release of limited edition, racing inspired Gallardo named the LP 570-4 Squadra Corse.
As the name indicates it will be powered by the same 420 kW V10 engine that is used in the race car and the Superleggera and will put that power onto the tar via all four wheels. It has been given the added honour of wearing the name of Lamborghini’s newly minted racing division.
But the Squadra Corse name has not been bestowed on this Gallardo because of its trick paint job, but rather the extensive use of race-derived technology that went into building it. Power output might be the same as the Superleggera, but the Squadra Corse manages to shave an extra 70kg off of the kerb weight, allowing it to reach 100km/h from standstill in just 3.4sec.
The weight savings have been achieved by generously substituting carbonfibre throughout the cabin and body panels, crafting even the handbrake frame out of the lightweight material. The brakes are also now a low-fade carbon ceramic system, and the fixed rear wing has been lifted directly from the race car.
There is no word on what sort of price this limited edition Gallardo will be offered at, but seeing as its replacement is due next year, an asking price that is well beyond that of the normal Gallardo should keep it exclusive and in demand.