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Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera

Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera

By Mark Smeyers on March 1. 2010 in Gallardo.

Great news from Automobili Lamborghini SpA, the latest addition to the Gallardo line up is called the LP570-4 Superleggera and you can admire it during the 80th edition of the Geneva Auto Show that opens it's door to the public on March 4.

Naturally we have a preview of the car before the general public does, and we must admit it sure looks impressive. A lot has been going on lately about this new Gallardo, for one it's name has been a point of discussion between Superleggera or SuperVeloce, and it is clear that Lamborghini decided to keep the SuperVeloce title for their flagship, V12 powered super car, while the V10 model receives the Superleggera name again, just like it's predecessor back in 2007.

The new LP570-4 Superleggera has some serious work cut out for it, if it is anything like the original Gallardo Superleggera it will have to sell very well, remember the 2007 model managed to put over 600 orders in over a period of only one year.

But if you take a closer look at the new Superleggera you can't help but feel sorry for all those Lamborghini dealers out there ... they will be receiving signed order sheets in large numbers, this is one really good looking car.

Automobili Lamborghini SpA not only reduced weight on this new lightweight model, but they also changed lots of other thing, like the power output from the engine for instance, now up to 570 Bhp and still delivered to all four wheels ... I'm sure they could have cut even more weight by making it a rear wheel drive model, that that is only available on the limited edition LP550-2 Valentino Balboni, yet another masterpiece on wheels.

Back in 2007 the Gallardo Superleggera managed to shed about 100 kg, but this time the LP570-4 puts about 70 kg less on the scales, but with an overall weight of a mere 1340 kg it is still the lightest street legal Lamborghini available today.

I mention street legal here because naturally the Super Trofeo would trump them all, and as a matter of speaking a lot of knowledge gained from this fastest one-make championship has been transferred into the new LP570-4 Superleggera to make the experience of driving it even more intense.

On the outside you can't mistake this Superleggera edition, the entire front has been modified beautifully, the black parts contrast very well with the rest of the bodywork, which in case of the Superleggera is only available in a very select collection of colors : Verde Ithaca, Giallo Midas, Arancio Borealis, Grigio Telesto, Nero Noctis and Bianco Monocerus. Add to this the color coded interior stitching over the black alcantara upholstery and you've got one really nice car.

Swing around to the rear and you are greeted by a tall rear wing, naturally finished in bright carbon fiber, but also the engine cover with see-through section is finished in this lightweight material ... further down we see the diffuser in the same material surrounding no less than four massive exhaust pipes ... just to make this 'little' Lamborghini even more menacing.

The sound emitting from these tailpipes is sheer music when you hurl this motorcar to 200 Km/h in only 10.2 seconds ... and the fun isn't over until the speedometer shows a proud 325 Km/h top speed, all the time you are sitting in some of the most magnificent alcantara seats ever conceived and you are looking an awesome combination of alcantara and carbon fiber on the dashboard, central console and steering wheel.

All this power is transmitted to the road over a brand new set of five spoke wheels standing a massive 19 inch tall and shod with 235 and 295 at the front and rear respectively. Note that the Superleggera is standing proud on specifically developed Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber with a close pedigree to racing tires.

Just in case you get cold sweat about stopping all this additional force you can opt for a set of carbon ceramic discs from the options catalog, in which you also find a four-point seat belt system, a fire extinguisher and even a steel roll cage in case something goes wrong along the way. Naturally color coded brake calipers and that stunning, high rear wing are also available from Sant'Agata ... but in case you just want something really different you'll have to turn your attention to the "Ad Personam" dictionary, they can make all your dreams come true.

It is safe to say that the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superveloce will become an instant hit the moment orders can be handled, it looks amazing, it drives even better and it is just the latest evolution of a car that has set records among Lamborghini anyway ... so get your checkbook out and order yours as soon as possible.

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