It was only a few months ago that Lamborghini founded its Squadra Corse department
to handle its motorsport activities, including its one-make series, the Blancpain Super Trofeo
The Super Trofeo race series spawned its own special-edition racing Gallardo
, and now the Squadra Corse department has given us another.
Also based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo, the Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse is a road-going car that leverages technology and weight savings from race car, including extensive use of aluminum and carbon fiber, high-downforce aerodynamics, and quick-release engine cover.
The engine is the same V-10 used in the race car, accelerating the car to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds and to 124 mph in 10.4 seconds. Top speed is 199 mph. The quick acceleration isn't just about power, however, as Lamborghini has managed to cut the Squadra Corse's weight by about 150 pounds compared to the Gallardo LP 560-4
Like the Super Trofeo race cars, the LP 570-4 Squadra Corse is all-wheel drive, and comes standard with the robotized e-gear six-speed transmission operated by steering wheel paddles.
The design of the car is intended to highlight the brand's Italian roots, with a decal strip along the flank of each car in the colors of the Italian flag: green, white, and red. Available exterior colors are yellow, white, grey, and red, with a matte black rear wing and high-gloss treatments for the hood, intakes, wheels, and rear diffuser.
Inside each Squadra Corse is a minimalist interior finished principally in carbon fiber and Alcantara.
The Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse will make its world debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show
this September and is expected to be the last Gallardo variant before the car's successor arrives
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