Lamborghini revealed during the Frankfurt auto show in mid-September what it calls the most extreme Gallardo ever: the LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale.
Based on the all-wheel-drive race car used in Lamborghini’s European race series, the 570-hp, V-10
Super Trofeo Stradale brings motor racing directly to the road, the company says.
The lightweight production model will be limited to 150 numbered units. Pricing starts at $258,400, including the gas-guzzler tax ($2,100) and the freight charge, $2,995. Deliveries will begin at the end of October, 2011.
The Super Trofeo Stradale will share many of the race car’s features.
• The same V-10 engine used in the racing version with no modifications. 5.2-liter, DOHC V-10 with continuously variable valve timing; 570-hp at 8,000 rpm; 398 lb.-ft. at torque at 6,500 rpm
• E-gear six-speed transmission controlled by steering wheel paddles and “Thrust Mode,” for a racing start at 5,000 rpm.
• An enormous and manually variable rear spoiler
• Dry weight of 2,954 pounds is 154 pounds lighter than the standard Gallardo.
• 0-62 mph: 3.4 seconds; 0-124 mph: 10.4 seconds; Top speed: 199 mph
• New “Rosso Mars” paint, or other color choices of “Grigio Telesto” or “Bianco Monocerus” with the roof available in gloss black as an option.
• Matte black rear spoiler, hood and front air intakes.
• Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires and forged, lightweight 19-inch wheels in high-gloss black (saves almost 29 pounds)
• Titanum wheel bearings and bolts
• Rocker panel covers, rear diffuser and mirror housings in polished carbon fiber
• Brake calipers accented in red (the first on a Lamborghini. )
• Black and red Alcantara interior treatment, with contrasting stitching.
• Black suede steering wheel with red stitching.
• Door panels, monocoque racing seats and center console cover of carbon fiber
• 14.3-inch vented front disc brakes, 14-inch vented discs rear (Optional carbon-ceramic brakes include disc sizes of 14.96-inch front, 14-inch rear.)
• Turning circle: 37.7 ft.
• Race options include: tubular interior roll cage, 4-point safety belts and fire extinguisher; satellite navigation, with Bluetooth phone connection,; n anti-theft system; front lifting system.
• Carbon fiber interior trim for the handbrake, the middle of the center console, the lower rim of the steering wheel, decorative frames around the main and secondary instrument panels, door handles and glove box handle.
Paint trivia: “Rosso Mars” color symbolizes Italy’s traditional racing red, as established at the beginning of last century in motor racing, when the home nations of the competitors were indicated by the color of the paint on the vehicles. Dark green stood for Great Britain, blue was for France, white (and silver later on) represented Germany, white and blue stripes for the United States, and red was the color of all race cars from Italy