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
Top review Des! I like it a lot!
Nice to read!
Its a great car hope to see a TwinTurbo model soon…that should be a wicked car with a stock 0-124mph in 10 sec…a TwinTurbo would do that in half the time!!! URG where are you???
oppps UGR underground racing
Can’t believe they’ve let you spin around with a $200k Lambo. Excellent review and what an incredible car. The sound of the engine made me shiver and I’m sure it’s even more exciting when you listen to it live.
Well done guys, I love the video and shots!
This is an awesome Lambo, hard time for competitors! :-)
Great review, well done!
Loved the review, love the car – the Gallardo really does do it for me!
I’m confused…the video says 0-60 in 3.2 but your article says 3.4 seconds? Which is the correct number?