Gulp! In one word: Gulp! The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera is “Even more dynamic, lighter, more powerful and stunning” than its predecessor, says Lambo. That might be, but one thing that is certainly true is that the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera is the new top model in the Gallardo line-up.
The weight of the Gallardo Superleggera, as the Superleggera name would imply, has been trimmed by 154 lb. and the sports car from Sant’Agata Bolognese boasts a dry weight of no more than 2954 lb making it the lightest road-going model in Lamborghini’s range.
The use of carbon fiber in the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera is the key factor in weight reduction and improved mechanical features. There’s carbon fiber all over the place, and I do have to say that the interior trim bits do look rather nice.
What is also rather nice is nestled in the engine bay. That’s where the V10 power unit lives. The 5.2 liters (317,6 cu in) plant generates 419 kW (570 CV*) in the Gallardo Superleggera. This puts the weight-to-power ratio of the new top model at only 2.35 kilograms (5.18 lb) per CV and “guarantees breathtaking performance.” Yeah, you could say that again. The Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera goes from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and flies past the 200 km/h mark in only 10.2 seconds. The beast will top out at 325 km/h (202 mph). Lambo also hastens to point out that the new mill is direct injection unit, “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” (which sounds so continental, doesn’t it?) and boasts an impressive degree of efficiency. The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have been reduced by 20.5 percent compared to the previous model. The Gallardo Superleggera rides on 19-inch wheels and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.
So, there’s very little to dislike about the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera. Apart from that horrid green color, that is.