Presenting the most extreme Gallardo ever, says Lamborghini. Nothing less than top billing is what the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale receives. Wow, trying say that a couple times; it’s a mouthful. Lamborghini has been content to churn out numerous special editions of the Gallardo to keep up interest and increase profitability. All of this likely means a next-generation Gallardo isn’t too far around the corner, but for now we’re focusing on the latest Lamborghini to crop up.
As Lamborghini proclaimed, it really is the most extreme production Gallardo ever, bringing it ever-closer to Lamborghini’s race cars. The Super Trofeo Stradale makes its special edition status known with a gorgeous Rosso Mars red paint color inside and out. The color is designed to bring to mind the red used for Italian race cars. This status has been established for quite some time; dark green stands for Great Britain (what we all know as British Racing Green) blue was for France, white (and silver later on) represented Germany, white and blue stripes for USA.
Other colors are available however, and they include “Grigio Telesto” and “Bianco Monocerus.” The exterior has contrasting surfaces and colors; there is a matte black finish on the rear engine hood, spoiler and up front on the air intakes. The wheels are finished in high-gloss black and the roof can also be finished in that upon request. Interestingly, Lamborghini says the car has brake calipers accented in red for the first time. Really, on a Lamborghini? You learn something new everyday.
The Super Trofeo Stradale benefits from Lamborghini’s intense focus on reducing weight, coming in at an extremely impressive 2954 pounds. That figure is down by 154 pounds versus the LP 560-4s weight total. Power-to-weight ratio is about 5 pounds per horsepower and the Super Trofeo Stradale’s 570 horsepower V-10 launches it to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds.
Some changes include a rear spoiler that offers the capacity to handle a load 3 times that of the LP 560-4, offering increased stability in high-speed driving. Just 150 models of the LP 570-4 will be produced. No word on pricing yet.