2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo race carEnlarge Photo
Now we have details on the racing version it will eventually spawn. The Gallardo successor will once again serve as the basis for Lamborghini’s one-make Super Trofeo series, though it won’t start racing until 2015. That means the current Gallardo Super Trofeo race car will solider on for one more season.
The information was revealed by Cristiano Inverni, manager for the Super Trofeo’s Asian series.
"Since we're looking to launch the replacement of the Gallardo then of course this will have also a racing version and that will be a new a car,” Inverni told Car Sales. “So from 2015 onwards we will continue racing under the Lamborghini brand but with a new car."
With Lamborghini also competing in GT3 competition since the start of this year, we’re also likely to see the Gallardo successor in GT3 trim. This car will likely be developed once again with Lamborghini motorsport partner Reiter Engineering.
The Gallardo successor will be similar to the model it’s set to replace, though it will ride on a new platform composed of various lightweight materials including carbon fiber and aluminum. Power will come from a revised version of the Gallardo’s 5.2-liter V-10, which is expected to deliver 592 horsepower. In metric figures this converts to 600 horsepower, meaning the Gallardo successor is likely to be labelled an LP 600-4.