Date:1 August 2010
As Lamborghini’s latest track-oriented trashtalker, the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera says a mouthful. Aside from extracting 7,5 extra kW over the base LP 560-4 – the V10 now makes 419 kW – the weight-loss regimen includes carbon-fibre replacement parts, a lightened interior, polycarbonate windows and forged aluminium wheels attached with titanium bolts. Carbon-ceramic brakes are optional. All told, the Superleggera weighs 1 471 kg, 70 fewer than the base car.
By Basem Wasef
And does it ever move. Stiffer shocks, stouter antiroll bars and 90 per cent harder bushings make the Superleggera corner like a slot car. It’ll hit 100 km/h in 3,4 seconds, with a deeply satisfying wailing engine note. Lambor ghini’s e-gear automated gearbox is standard, but a gated six-speed manual can be substituted for free. We doubt, however, that buyers of this supercar exotic will fully appreciate a no-cost option.