Lamborghini revealed the Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse, a vehicle that promises to bring the race track emotion directly to the road. Set to make its debut in September, at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new car is based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo, the race car from the Lamborghini Blancpain Trofeo.
According to the official press release, the name Squadra Corse comes from the recently-founded department within Automobili Lamborghini, which manages all motorsport activities from GT3 to the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. Moreover, the new Gallardo Squadra Corse is very close to the race cars as it features the same V10 engine, same rear wing and a removable engine hood with quick-release system, both made from carbon composite material.
Lamborghini says that the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse has a dry weight of 1340 kilograms, 70 less than the standard version of the Gallardo. As a result, it has a power-to-weight ratio of 2.35 kilograms per hp. The Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.4 seconds and has a top speed of 320 km.h or 200 mph.
The production-standard carbon-ceramic brake system guarantees unmatched stopping power. The V10 engine found under the bonnet develops 570 hp (419 kW), fully available at 8,000 rpm. The engine is bolted to a robotized e-gear six-speed transmission operated by steering wheel paddles. In terms of design, the Gallardo Squadra Corse features a decal strip along the flank that displays green, white and red, the colors of the Italian flag.
The Squadra Corse is available in Giallo Midas (yellow), Bianco Monocerus (white), Grigio Thalasso (grey) and in Rosso Mars (red). The big rear wing is finished in accented with a matte black finish. The hood, front air intakes, rear diffuser and 19-inch forged wheels are painted in high-gloss black, while the mighty brakes callipers are available in red, black or yellow.
Same sporty theme is continued at the interior, where the new Gallardo features carbon fiber and Alcantara. The door panels, the racing seats and the center console cover are made from carbon fiber, a technology in which Lamborghini has achieved world-leading expertise. Carbon is also used for the handbrake frame, the middle of the center console, the lower rim of the steering wheel, the trim around the main and secondary instrument panels, the door handles, and the handle for opening the glove box. Comfort seats can be ordered in place of racing bucket seats. [source: Lamborghini]