At the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, the Lamborghini is presenting the Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse, a limited edition, “street-legal” version of its famous race car, equipped with the same 570 horsepower V10 engine as the original. The supercar is priced at 191,100 (around $253,303).
The Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse boasts a dry weight of 1340 kilograms, 70 less than the already lean Gallardo LP 560-4, which gives the Squadra Corse a stunning power-to-weight ratio of 2.35 kilograms per hp. Different delivering breathtaking performance, it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.4 seconds and reaches 200 km/h in just 10.4 seconds. Its forward thrust finally tops out at 320 km/h. The production-standard carbon-ceramic brake system guarantees unmatched stopping power.
Like the Super Trofeo competition version, the new Squadra Corse is based on the technical underpinnings of the Gallardo Superleggera. The V10 engine generates 570 hp, the equivalent of 419 kW, which is fully available at 8,000 rpm. The V10’s unique firing order delivers the striking sound heard from its motor racing equivalent. Like the race car, the Gallardo Squadra Corse comes as standard with the robotized e-gear six-speed transmission operated by steering wheel paddles. This electronically controlled system shifts through its six gears smoothly and much faster than any professional racing driver could. Every kilometer driven in the Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse is packed with sheer excitement, in part due to its unrelenting grip in virtually all situations thanks to its all-wheel drive concept.
Unsurprisingly, the performance stats for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse are quite extraordinary. The supercar accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds and boasts a top speed of 199 mph. Of course, performance like this translates into serious gas guzzling, and the Squadra Corse consumes 21 mpg over a mixed driving cycle.
The 65th Frankfurt Motor Show opens to the public Sept. 12 to 22. Learn more at iaa.de.