New Car: 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse
For those who have always dreamed of driving a race car, the new
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse may be the next best thing
to one. Before it debuts at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Italian
supercar maker has revealed details on a new Gallardo variant based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo race car.
The race car-inspired Gallardo Squadra Corse is very similar to the Super Trofeo race car that competes in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo one-make series.
Both share the same 562-hp V-10 engine, with a six-speed gearbox with
paddle shifters transferring that power to the ground through all four
wheels. Lamborghini says the Squadra Corse can accelerate from 0-62 mph
in an estimated 3.4 seconds and reach 124 mph in just 10.2 seconds.
Weighing about 3000 pounds, the car is around 155 pounds lighter than
the run-of-the-mill Gallardo. Also taken from the race car is the
massive rear wing affixed to the trunk lid, which allows the Squadra
Corse to achieve three times the load of the regular Gallardo. The
removable engine hood, constructed of carbon composites just like the
rear wing and several other elements, is also transferred over from the
Super Trofeo car.
Inside, carbon fiber and Alcantara abound, and racing bucket seats
can be swapped out for more comfortable ones. An Italian-flag-colored
decal strip along its side makes the Squadra Corse unique, and the massive rear wing is
finished in matte black. The hood, front air intakes, rear diffuser,
and 19-inch wheels are painted in high-gloss black, while the
carbon-ceramic brake calipers can be painted in yellow, red, or black.
Get a load of the barely legal Gallardo in the images below, and
start counting down the days until its official debut at the 2013
Frankfurt Motor Show in September.