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Automobili Lamborghini is bringing motor racing excitement directly to the road. This new and most extreme top model in the Gallardo line-up is based on the successful race car from the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the world’s fastest single make series.

The car will be produced in a limited run of 150 numbered units.

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championship brings professional racers and gentlemen drivers face-to-face in fiercely fought battles on Europe’s most challenging race tracks such as Monza, Silverstone and Hockenheim. There are many similarities between the racing and road versions of this super sports car. For example, they both share the same V10 engine, which is used in the racing version with no modifications.

An enormous and manually variable rear spoiler for increased dynamic load

Right from first glance, these similarities are even more evident in the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale. In fact, it is equipped with the same rear spoiler that offers greater aerodynamic load – reaching in the best aerodynamic condition 3 times the load of the Gallardo LP 560-4 – for increased dynamic stability during tight, high-speed driving. As in the race cars, the rear spoiler can be varied manually in order to let the driver optimise the car’s performance according to the track or road characteristics.

Another element taken directly from the racing version is the removable engine hood with quick-release system. Both the spoiler and the hood are made of carbon composite material, as are a host of other components on the Super Trofeo Stradale. Together with aluminium, carbon fibre is the basis behind the extremely lightweight construction of Gallardo’s new top model.

Lightweight construction through consistent use of carbon fibre

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale boasts a maximum dry weight of 1,340 kilogrammes. It beats the already lean Gallardo LP 560-4 by 70 kilogrammes, which gives the Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale a stunning power-to weight ratio of 2.35 kilogrammes per HP for breathtaking performance. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.4 seconds and reaches 200 km/h just 10.4 seconds later. Its forward thrust finally tops out at 320 km/h. (copyright image)
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“Rosso Mars” stands for Italy’s racing tradition

The Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale sports a brand new “Rosso Mars” finish that underscores the special connection between ultimate race track performance and Lamborghini’s “Italianness”. The “Rosso Mars” colour symbolises Italy’s traditional racing red, as established at the beginning of last century in motor racing, when the home nations of the competitors were indicated by the colour of the paint on the vehicles. Dark green stood for Great Britain, blue was for France, white (and silver later) represented Germany, white and blue stripes for USA, and red was the colour of all race cars from Italy.

Red, black and carbon fibre characterise the exterior

The exterior appearance of the Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale is perfectly accentuated by a matt black finish on the large rear spoiler, the engine hood and the front air intakes, which contrasts with the “Rosso Mars” paint. The forged wheels are painted in high-gloss black, a colour that is also available on the roof as an option. The rocker panel covers, impressive rear diffuser and outside mirror housings are made of carbon fibre polished to a high gloss, while the brake callipers are accented in red for the first time on a Lamborghini. It’s a perfect match with the exterior colour and racing concept of this new super sports car. And besides the historically suggestive “Rosso Mars”, the new Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale is also available upon request in “Grigio Telesto” or “Bianco Monocerus” with the roof available in gloss black as an option.

Minimalist sporty interior

Black and red, the perfect combination of sporty minimalism, are the dominant shades inside the Super Trofeo Stradale. The most broadly used materials are Alcantara - in “Rosso Mars” on the underside of the dashboard, the central part of the seat cushion and the backrest - and extremely lightweight carbon fibre. Black Alcantara with contrasting red top-stitching is used to finish the other parts of the interior. The steering wheel is upholstered in black suede and also features red top-stitching. The door panels, the monocoque racing seats and the centre console cover are made of carbon fibre, the construction of which Lamborghini has achieved expertise. Discreet sporty accents are provided by dark chrome visible metal parts.

Upon request, an interior layout including elements made of carbon fibre, such as the handbrake frame, the middle of the centre console, the lower rim of the steering wheel, the decorative frames around the main and secondary instrument panels, the door handles, and the handle for opening the glove box (also available upon request), can be ordered.

Phenomenal powerplant

Like the Super Trofeo competition version, the new Super Trofeo Stradale is based on the Gallardo Superleggera technical approach. The V10 engine generates 419 kW, equivalent to 570 HP, which is fully available at 8,000 rpm. The maximum torque is equally impressive, with the torque curve peaking at 540 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The V10’s unique firing order delivers the striking sound you hear in motor racing.

Transmission “race tested” in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championship series

Like the race car, the Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale offers the robotised e-gear six-speed transmission controlled by steering wheel paddles as standard equipment. This electronically controlled system shifts through its six gears smoothly and much faster than any human being could. And for maximum acceleration from a standing start, the transmission can be set to the “Thrust Mode” – a programme that allows to reach the best performance possible executing a racing start with minimal tyre slippage at an initial engine speed of approximately 5,000 rpm.

Permanent all-wheel drive for maximum traction in any situation

Every kilometre in the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale is packed with sheer excitement, in part due to its unrelenting grip in virtually all situations thanks to all-wheel drive. The Lamborghini Super Trofeo is the only single-brand racing series in the world that features all-wheel drive race cars. The Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale is a highly concentrated driving machine offering a truly stunning driving experience with breathtaking cornering speeds and fast, immediate response. Its road manners are always precise, stable and completely safe.

Suspension with unmatched precision

The lay-out of the suspension is directly derived from motor racing, with a double aluminium wishbone guiding the wheels. Precise rack-and-pinion steering gives the driver a very close connection to the road. As is true for the Gallardo Superleggera, the vehicle is specially set up to take full advantage of its dynamic potential. No other model in the Gallardo line is as close to being a true race car. Another great feature is the ultra-lightweight 19-inch wheels, which alone save some 13 kilogrammes. The lightweight and sturdy wheel bearings and bolts are made from titanium and high performance Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres are fitted.

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Brakes with unmatched stopping power

Behind the massive wheels are brakes designed for unmatched stopping power, as controlled by the ESP stability control system, which is standard equipment. The front axle is equipped with aluminium callipers with eight pistons each, and the callipers on the rear axle have four pistons each. The ventilated discs on the front and rear measure 365 and 356 millimetres, respectively. Upon request, Lamborghini will install a carbon-ceramic brake system. The carbon-ceramic discs measure 380 mm for the front wheels and 356 mm for the rear wheels.

Racing-type options

The optional equipment designed with racing in mind includes not only the carbon-fibre ceramic brake discs, but also a tubular interior roll cage, 4-point safety belts and fire extinguisher. On the other hand, those who want comfort can equip their Super Trofeo Stradale with a satellite navigation, with Bluetooth connection for mobile phones, an anti-theft system, and a lifting system that raises the front axle.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale Technical Data

Frame: Structural aluminium space frame, based on aluminium extruded parts welded to cast aluminium joint elements
Body: Aluminium with thermoplastic “hang-on” parts and diffuse use of Carbon Fibre
Suspension: Double-wishbone front and rear suspension system, anti-roll bar, anti-dive and anti-squat ESP Full ESP system with ABS, ASR and ABD
Steel brakes: Power vacuum, aluminium alloy callipers: 8 cylinder front callipers and 4 cylinder rear callipers
Ventilated discs (front – rear): EU: Ø 365 x 34 mm front – Ø 356 x 32 mm rear, US : Ø 14.37 x 1.34 front – Ø 14 x 1.26 rear
Steering: Power-assisted rack and pinion
Tyres (front – rear) Pirelli P ZERO CORSA 235/35 ZR 19 – 295/30 ZR 19
Wheels (front – rear) Aluminium alloy: 8.5" x Ø 19" – 11" x Ø 19"
Kerb-to-kerb turning circle 11.5 m (37,7 ft)
Mirrors: External mirror manually foldable
Rear spoiler: Manually variable wing set up
Airbags: Front “dual-stage” driver and passenger airbags. Nur bei OPTKopf-Thorax-Seiten airbags

Type: 10 cylinders V 90°, DOHC 4 valves, common-pin crankshaft
Displacement: 5,204 cc (317.6 cu in)
Bore and stroke Ø 84.5 mm x 92.8 mm (Ø 3,33 in x 3,65 in)
Valve gear: Chain-driven, intake and exhaust continuously variable valve timing, electronically controlled
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Maximum power: 419 kW (570 CV) at 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 540 Nm at 6,500 rpm (398.3 ft lbs at 6,500 rpm)
Emission class: EURO 5 - LEV 2
Emission control system: Catalytic converters with lambda sensors
Cooling system: Two water radiators + oil-to-water cooler, engine and gearbox radiator
Engine management system: Bosch MED 9
Lubrication system Dry sump

Type of transmission: Permanent 4-wheel drive with viscous traction system
Gearbox 6-speed + reverse
Standard robotised sequential e gear system with actuation by paddles on the steering column
Clutch: Double plate, Ø 215 mm (Ø 8,46 in)

Top speed 320 km/h (198.8 mph)
Acceleration (0–100 km/h [0–62 mph]) 3.4 sec.
Acceleration (0–200 km/h [0–124 mph]) 10.4 sec

Wheelbase 2,560 mm (100.8 in)
Overall length 4,386 mm (172.7 in)
Overall width (excluding mirrors) 1,900 mm (74.8 in)
Overall height 1,165 mm (45.9 in)
Track (front – rear) 1,632 mm – 1,597 mm (64.3 in – 62.9 in)
Dry weight 1,340 kg (2,954 lb)
Weight distribution (front – rear) 43% – rear 57%

Fuel tank 90 litres (23.8 US gal)
Engine oil 10 litres (2.6 US gal)
Engine coolant 20 litres (5.3 US gal)

CONSUMPTION (in accordance with Dir. EC/2004/3)
e-gear (6-speed)
Urban cycle 20.4 l/100 km (13 mpg)
Extra urban cycle 9.4 l/100 km (20 mpg)
Combined 13.5 l/100 km (16 mpg)
CO2 emission 319 g/km


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