Lamborghini has unveiled the 2013 Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo at the Blancpain Super Trofeo race series at the Navarra circuit. Just last month, the facelifted Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 and LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica models debuted at the Paris Motor Show. But apparently, the Super Trofeo version is even more special.
Lamborghini also claims that it got a 120% boost in aerodynamics when compared to its predecessor. To accomplish this, Lamborghini had to rework the body and gave it some adjustable aerodynamic devices, which include a 10-position rear wing.
There’s an improvement in its brake cooling due to its revised brake ducts, leading to a 50% boost. Even if major upgrades were given to the supercar, it isn’t drastically different from its predecessor. It uses the same chassis and is powered by the same 562-hp V-10 engine.
While the 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo is still underpinned by the chassis and mechanical platform of its predecessor, it features a number of advancement in terms of its body and aerodynamics. Its surface geometries have been extensively aerodynamic re-profiled while its exterior now features more adjustable aerodynamic devices like the new ten-position rear wing. Thanks to these upgrades, the 2013 Gallardo is now around 120-percent more aerodynamically efficient than its predecessor.
Interestingly, new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo has improved its thermal performance by 50 percent, as the re-modeling of brake ducts resulted to enhanced front brake cooling. Moreover, this same model features greater downforce both in low downforce configuration (plus 128 kg) and in high downforce setup (plus 160 kg).
Maurizio Reggiani quipped that the Gallardo allows for a cost-effective and an efficient platform for customer racing. He noted that while new the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo boasts of dramatic improvement in terms of aerodynamic performance, the car is sticking to the carmaker’s core principles.
As Automobili Lamborghini celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013, the Super Trofeo has become one of its main platforms for communicating its brand heritage, following its maiden season in 2009. In 2012, Super Trofeo saw the participation of 20 race cars as piloted by drivers from 10 different countries. The 2012 season was held in different race tracks across Europe, with around eight teams claiming a pole position.
Furthermore, Super Trofeo has received around 2,500 guests – these visitors enjoyed the carmaker’s driving academies, or participated in passenger laps and parades, or even visited the Lamborghini Village. Super Trofeo also proved popular to fans, gathering viewers around 129 million households across Europe through Eurosport as well as 70,000 followers in social media.