Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse under the IAA lights [Live Photos]

Article by Christian A., on September 12, 2013

If you want to feel the rush of being on the track, Lamborghini has something for you -- the Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse. The new car was revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and is based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo, the race car from the Lamborghini Blancpain Trofeo.

Lamborghini said that the name Squadra Corse originates from the newly formed department within Automobili Lamborghini, which handles all motorsport activities from GT3 to the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. In addition, the new Gallardo Squadra Corse is very close to the race cars as it is powered by the same V10 engine, same rear wing and a removable engine hood with quick-release system.

These are both built from carbon composite material. Lamborghini said that the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse has a dry weight of 1340 kilograms, making it 70 less than the standard version of the Gallardo. Because of this, it boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 2.35 kilograms per horsepower.

The Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 3.4 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.4 seconds and has the ability to hit a top speed of 320 kmh or 200 mph. Its braking power is unrivalled due to its production-standard carbon-ceramic brake system. It is powered by a V10 engine under the bonnet that delivers 570 hp (419 kW), fully available at 8,000 rpm.

Powertrain

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse features a construction made from lightweight materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber. Thanks to the use of these extremely lightweight materials, the new Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse also has a dry weight of 1,340 kilograms, or around 70 kg lighter than the Gallardo LP 560-4. This fact means that the Squadra Corse boasts of a power-to-weight ratio of 2.35 kilograms per hp, which plays a major role in terms of performance.

For instance, this value helps the Squadra Corse to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and from nil to 200 km/h in only 10.4 seconds. Top speed is set at 320 km/h. With these much propulsion, there is a need for ample stopping power, which is taken care of by a production-standard carbon-ceramic brake system.

Just like the Gallardo Super Trofeo, the new Gallardo Squadra Corse is derived from the technical underpinnings of the Gallardo Superleggera. For instance, it is powered by a V10 engine that delivers 570 hp (419 kW) of max output at 8,000 rpm. This V10 engine features a firing order that allows it to offer an audio similar to its racing equivalent.

Power is sent to the wheels of the new Gallardo Squadra Corse through a robotized e-gear six-speed transmission, which is operated through paddles mounted on the steering wheel. Controlled electronically, this transmission system offers smooth and faster shifts – even faster than a professional racing driver. Since the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse comes with an all-wheel drive concept, it offer necessary grip in any situation.

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