UPDATE 11 Sept 2013: Lamborghini showed the Squadra Corse at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. You’ll find many more images below.
Let’s face it, any time Lamborghini puts out a new car it’s big news.
And despite this being one of…I don’t know, 20-something Gallardo variants, we still get excited about it.
So, today, they just announced they’re releasing the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse. The most extreme version of the Gallardo to date (save for aftermarket jobs like this 2,005 hp version from Underground Racing, for example.)
Now to find out why we should get excited about this new Lambo.
First of all, we should get excited at the simple fact the Squadra Corse is based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo; the race car from the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo racing series. But this isn’t the first Gallardo based on that car, so let’s find out why this one is special.
In terms of aesthetics, the Squadra Corse has a green, white, and red (Italian flag) stripe across its flank; something we’ve gotten used to by now but it’s a nice touch. Available in yellow, white, grey, or red, the new Gallardo has many of its parts accented in matte or gloss black, which keeps it aggressive looking.
As the newer Lambos do, the Squadra Corse uses the “LP 570-4” designation. What that means is that it’s using the newest and more powerful 570 hp version of the V10 engine, and the “4” means it uses all four wheels to push (and pull) it along. Oh, and the “LP” – that stands for “longitudinale posteriore” – the positioning of the engine in back. The engine in question here is actually the exact same engine used in the Gallardo Super Trofeo racer…with no modifications at all. Putting all that power to the wheels is their six-speed automated paddle-shifting gearbox.
Quite a few parts on the car – including the removable engine cover and monster wing – are made from carbon composite. No surprise there. In fact you could probably find more carbon fiber and aluminum on this car than any other materials combined. That helps it drop down to a featherweight 1340 kg, or 2954 lbs in American-speak.
Inside, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse is as sexy as you’d expect a new street racing Lambo to be.
As with any good supercar, carbon fiber and Alcantara make up the majority of surfaces. The fluffy stuff lines the bottom of the dashboard, center seat panels, and the backrest, while the carbon goes beyond the typical line of duty. The door panels, seat, center console, handbrake frame, part of the steering wheel, the trim around all of the instrument panels, the door handles, and the handle for opening the glove box are all made from the sexy carbon fiber.
Lamborghini says you can order comfortable seats instead, but…really?
Check out updated images below: