Lamborghini unveiled the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale at the Volkswagen Group Night in Frankfurt. This new and most extreme top model in the Gallardo line-up is based on the successful race car from the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the world’s fastest single-make series. The car will be produced in a limited run of 150 examples. The Lamborghini Super Trofeo is a lightweight version of the Gallardo LP 570-4, with a reworked chassis and a power output of 570HP from its V10 engine.
The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championship brings professional racers and gentlemen drivers face-to-face in fiercely fought battles on Europe’s most challenging racetracks such as Monza, Silverstone and Hockenheim. There are many similarities between the racing and road versions of this super sports car. For example, they both share the same V10 engine, which is used in the racing version with no modifications.
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The new Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale fitted with an enormous and manually variable rear spoiler for increased dynamic load.
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The Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale boasts a maximum dry weight of 134kg. It beats the already lean Gallardo LP 560-4 by 7kg, which gives the Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale a stunning power-to-weight ratio of 2.35kg per HP for breathtaking performance. It sprints from 0 to 100km/h in a mere 3.4 secs and reaches 200km/h just 10.4 secs later. The max speed tops out at 320km/h.
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Just like the Super Trofeo competition version, the new Super Trofeo Stradale is based on the Gallardo Superleggera technical approach with permanent all-wheel. The V10 engine generates 570 HP (419 kW), which is fully available at 8000rpm. The maximum torque is equally impressive, with the torque curve peaking at 540Nm at 6500rpm. The engine is mated with robotized e-gear six-speed transmission controlled by steering wheel paddles as standard equipment. The entire combination is “race tested” in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championship series.
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The layout of the suspension is directly derived from motor racing, with a double aluminium wishbone guiding the wheels. Precise rack-and-pinion steering gives the driver a very close connection to the road. Another great feature is the ultra-lightweight 19-inch wheels, which alone save some 13kg. The lightweight and sturdy wheel bearings and bolts are made from titanium and high performance Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires are fitted.
Behind the massive wheels are brakes designed for unmatched stopping power, as controlled by the ESP stability control system, which is standard equipment. The front axle is equipped with aluminium callipers with eight pistons each, and the callipers on the rear axle have four pistons each. The ventilated discs on the front and rear measure 365mm and 356mm, respectively. Upon request, Lamborghini will install a carbon-ceramic brake system. The carbon-ceramic discs measure 380mm for the front wheels and 356mm for the rear wheels.
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Black and red, the perfect combination of sporty minimalism, are the dominant shades inside the Super Trofeo Stradale. The most broadly used materials are Alcantara – in “Rosso Mars” on the underside of the dashboard, the central part of the seat cushion and the backrest – and extremely lightweight carbon fiber. Black Alcantara with contrasting red top-stitching is used to finish the other parts of the interior. The steering wheel is upholstered in black suede and also features red top-stitching. The door panels, the monocoque racing seats and the center console cover are made of carbon fiber, the construction of which Lamborghini has achieved a world-leading expertise. Discreet sporty accents are provided by dark chrome visible metal parts.
The optional equipment designed with racing in mind includes not only the carbon-fiber ceramic brake discs, but also a tubular interior roll cage, 4-point safety belts and fire extinguisher. On the other hand, those who want comfort can equip their Super Trofeo Stradale with satellite navigation, with Bluetooth connection for mobile phones, an anti-theft system, and a lifting system that raises the front axle.
Lastly, Lamborghini and Blancpain have announced that the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the fastest single make series in the world, is confirmed for the 2012 and 2013 seasons in Europe, and will launch the series in Asia in 2012. The Asian series will use the same Super Trofeo car as in Europe with minor market modifications. Starting with a test in Sepang in spring, the series will visit circuits in China, Malaysia, Japan and Taiwan over five race weekends.
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