Superluxury and supercar builders cater to the higher-income community through vehicles emphasizing high-performance, exotic design and exclusivity. Already selling their creations in the six-figure range, many ultra-exotic car marques indulges those capable of sparing no expense to obtaining the super exclusive. Joining many in the industry, Lamborghini has added some additional performance garnish to their recent supercars producing the SuperVeloce version of the Murcielago and the Superleggera spawned off their Gallardo. Both built in very limited qualities, the Gallardo has been a healthier assortment of special edition which now includes the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition.
Introduced at the final race of the Super Trofeo racing series season, the production car fuses the passions of two prestigious Italian companies. Automobili Lamborghini and luxury timepiece producer Blancpain celebrates their two-year cooperation in Lamborghini’s one-make racing series by creating an limited edition, road-going speed machine. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition (Is it not a name which simply rolls off the tongue?) tells a full story on an especially elite Italian supercar.
Swimming with matte black paint, the carbon fiber body panels of the Lamborghini Gallardo is presented with the sleek, wedge-shaped aerodynamic profile supercar fans long love with Lamborghini products. On the Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition, lessons learned by Lamborghini racing their Super Trofeo series has steered the car’s styling. Adding a large rear spoiler for enhanced stability, a redesigned engine cover promotes ventilation.
Complimenting the desire for creating a true interpretation of the vehicles used in the one-make racing series, the interior uses real carbon fiber components (as opposed to the simulated plastic-based carbon fiber dress up many manufacturers employ). Black Alcantara combining yellow accents flows within the performance-oriented interior of the Gallardo LP-570-4 Blancpain Edition in the highest-quality possible by Lamborghini. The driver and passenger seat headrests are prominently stitched with a yellow Blancpain logo.
In the most important vital of any supercar, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Blancpain Edition asserts itself as a high-performance dream machine. The LP-570-4 designation spells out the V-10 engine’s horsepower rating as well as the all-wheel drive system that certifies ground-gripping Lamborghini traction. Spinning Skorus wheels, the 570 horsepower powerplant combined with the weigh-saving use of carbon fiber scorches the pavement running 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds. Touting a top speed of 199 miles per hour, the Gallardo LP-570-4 Blancpain Edition equally boasts the stopping power of carbon-ceramic brake discs and yellow-painted calipers set to operate under high-stress conditions better than regular braking systems.
For those able to capture this dream car, pricing for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Blancpain Edition should be close to the Superleggera retail price at just under $240,000. As a quarter of a million dollars is a definite obstacle to purchasing this ultra-exotic Super Trofeo-based Lamborghini, the watch company Blancpain has recently announced a commemorative wristwatch for a mere five-digit amount of $17,300. At least looks are free.