What do you get when you trim some weight of a standard Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, optimize the engine management and finish it with some racy bits and pieces? Right! The all new Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera. We spend two days with the second generation Gallardo Superleggera in and around the Italian city of Milan and are about to tell you all about it.
But since the original Superleggera is probably not something you see or hear about every day we will refresh your memory. In 2007 Lamborghini started production of a light-weight version of the Lamborghini Gallardo. The engineers at the Lamborghini factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese took the standard Gallardo and stripped away as much weight as possible. In total they saved 100kg, hence the name superleggera that directly translated means superlight. The Superleggera was lighter and more powerful, resulting in faster acceleration and quicker laps on track. However this came at a price, the Superleggera was a lot more expensive and a lot less comfortable than the standard Gallardo. From its introduction in 2007 til the introduction of the next generation Gallardo a year later, Lamborghini produced and sold 618 pieces of the Superleggera.
But that was two years ago. Now, in April 2010, the new Lamborghini Superleggera LP570-4 is just over a month old, and we received a call from Italy that there was a brand new Bianco Monocerus (fancy Italian words for white) Superleggera waiting for us to check out at ADM in Milan. Last year we drove the