Lamborghini will be unveiling the special edition Gallardo Superleggera at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, a stripped-out racer built for the roads. Engineers have managed to reduce the Gallardo’s curb weight by more than 150 pounds by removing unnecessary comfort features from the cabin. Still, it’s nice to see that Lamborghini will replace the items as a no cost option. Further weight is saved by utilizing carbon fiber for the engine cover, doors and spoilers plus the rear and side mirror caps.
The engine has been upgraded with a revised ECU and the adoption of a new light weight exhaust system and throttle body that increases output over the standard car by 10 horsepower. The new output reads 530 hp, and with a curb weight now of just under 3,000 lbs the car can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 195 mph.
The Superleggera comes with Lamborghini’s e-gear transmission as standard, a specific suspension setup, and new light-weight alloys shod with Pirelli Pzero Corsa tires.