Lamborghini introduced the second generation of the Gallardo in 2008, and it also continued the one-make racing series with it, so it felt obliged to produce a street version of that race car.
In late 2011, the Italian car manufacturer started the sales of a 150-unit limited series of the Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale. It was quite a long name for this supercar, which was more or less a racing car able to wear license plates, and that was not an overstatement.
Fitted with new aerodynamic elements and new air intakes to cool the front brakes, the Super Trofeo Stradale targeted customers who enjoyed racing during weekends on local tracks. Compared to a regular Gallardo, this version weighed less than 3,000 lbs (1340 kg) thanks to many carbon fiber and aluminum parts compared to its regular sibling, which was 352 lbs (160 kg) heavier. One of the most obvious upgrades was the massive adjustable rear wing. In addition, the engine was covered by a carbon fiber panel fitted with a quick-release system.
Inside, the automaker installed sports seats with racing harnesses, and behind them was a roll cage that made the bodywork stiffer. Lamborghini also wrapped the dashboard in Alcantara to reduce glare. But, since the car was built for performance, it was stripped of many of the luxurious amenities featured on the regular Gallardo.
Sharing its mechanical underpinnings with the Gallardo Superleggera, the Super Trofeo Stradale boasted a naturally-aspirated V10 engine that sent 570 PS (562 hp) in all corners via a six-speed automated (single-clutch) gearbox.
ENGINE SPECS - 5.2 V10 (570 HP)
|Power:||419 KW @ 8000 RPM|
570 HP @ 8000 RPM
562 BHP @ 8000 RPM
|Torque:||398 lb-ft @ 6500 RPM|
540 Nm @ 6500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||199 mph (320 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||3.4 s|
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||6 speed automatic|
|Tire Size:||235/35 ZR 19 – 295/30 ZR 19|
|Length:||172.7 in (4387 mm)|
|Width:||74.8 in (1900 mm)|
|Height:||45.9 in (1166 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||64.3/62.9 in (1,633/1,598 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||100.8 in (2560 mm)|
|Unladen Weight:||2954 lbs (1340 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||11.5 mpg US (20.5 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||17.4 mpg US (13.5 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||319 g/km|