The Lamborghini Gallardo has officially finished its 10 year marathon of production as the car began to fall behind as its rivals, such as the Ferrari 458, galloped away. There was one car that permanently sat at the top of the Gallardo line-up, although there were a number of variants and spin-offs, the Superleggera.

The LP570 is a lighter and more powerful version of the standard LP560. Using Carbon Fiber and other lightweight materials, the team at Sant’agata managed to strip out an impressive 70kg from the car. As for the engine, 570bhp is produced at 8,000rpm, with torque curve peaks at 540Nm (398,3ft-lbs) at 6,500rpm. The minimal gain was achieved through careful ECU programming. Obviously performance figures are important for a car like the Superleggera and it does not disappoint, zero to 100km/h (62mph) can be achieved in just 3.4 seconds, 0 to 200km/h (124mph) in 10.2 seconds and the top speed is 325km/h (202mph).

This stunning orange example was photographed by GTspirit photographer Willem de Zeeuw as is blasted its way around the infamous Nurburgring, the true environment for the Superleggera where it can put down all of it power!

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