Lamborghini have released details on a new version of their Gallardo supercar, and it’s called the LP 570-4 Squadra Corse.
Lamborghini is marketing the new Gallardo Squadra Corse as a road version of the Gallardo Super Trofeo race car, and it is set to debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The name Squadra Corse is in tribute to Lamborghini’s recently-formed department that oversees all of its racing activities in Europe, North America, and Asia.
The Squadra Corse uses the same engine as the Super Trofeo race car, which is also the same engine found in the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera. It’s a 5.2-litre V10 engine producing 570hp at 8,000rpm, sending its power through a six-speed e-gear automated-manual transmission – with paddle shifters – to all wheels.
At 1,340kg, the LP 570-4 Squadra Corse weighs 70kg less than the standard Gallardo LP 560-4, thanks to the use of aluminium and carbon fiber. The Squadra Corse accelerates from 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 320km/h.
Although the Squadra Corse is based on the Superleggera, it does have some features found in the Super Trofeo racer, such as: the rear wing, which produces three times more load than the LP 560-4 and thus increasing high-speed stability; and a removable engine hood with a quick-release mechanism. It also comes with carbon-ceramic brakes as standard.
The Squadra Corse will be available in yellow, white, grey or red, along with a decal strip containing the colours of the Italian flag. The rear wing comes in a matte black finish, while the front air intakes, rear diffuser and 19-inch forged wheels have a high-gloss black finish.
Details on pricing and market availability should be released closer to its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.