Here’s one we can file under, “How Many Special Editions Of One Car Can You Do Guys?”
Yes folks, yet another in a long line of special edition Lambo Gallardos has broken cover. To date, that brings the grand total of limited edition Gallardo models to four. So far, we’ve seen the Gallardo Bicolore, Blancpain, Valentino Balboni, and now we have the Tricolore. Yes, two tones weren’t enough—Lamborghini had to have three. Oh wait, and then there’s also the Polizia edition, so technically there are now five special edition Gallardo models.
This latest Gallardo special was designed to celebrate the 150 years of Italy’s unification. Its unique features include white exterior paint, carbon fiber door mirrors and a Tricolore stripe, which runs the entire length of the car. The stripe is echoed on the driver’s seat, where it is perfectly aligned with the exterior stripe. The green, white and red colors of the stripe are in homage to the Italian flag.
The car will be officially unveiled at an exhibition on March 16 in Turin. Sources say the Gallardo Tricolore is likely to be limited to just 150 units, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Italian unification.
The Lamborghini will also serve to underpin a marketing initiative the Italian fashion industry has been conducting fro some time now. Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini CEO, said: “To celebrate the 150 years of Italian unity we felt it was appropriate to propose a tri-color livery for our most successful model, the Lamborghini Gallardo. “With the Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore we give a further impulse to the development of the 'Made in Italy' label in the world,” he added.
When the latest limited edition Lamborghini is officially unveiled, we’ll get back to you with more details–including confirmation of the quantity to be built and powertrain specs. Currently, the Gallardo's 5.2-liter V-10 engine is tuned to deliver either 550-, 560- and 570-horsepower. There are also driveline choices of rear- or all-wheel drive and manual or e-gear transmissions.