Geneva Motor Show: 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera
The Geneva Motor Show is always a smorgasbord of the world’s best exotics and supercars and this year is no different. So, it make total sense that the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 would make its official debut at this venue. The new Superleggera continues the precedent set by the first “superlight” variant of the Gallardo that came out in 2007 and sheds 154 pounds. Through the use of plenty of carbon fiber, polycarbonate and an aluminum body shell, this Lambo manages to weighs in at a svelte 2,954 pounds.
Not only was there a reduction in heft, but a bump in engine output as well. The original Superleggera had a 5.0-liter V10 with 530 hp on tap. The 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera benefits from 570 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque from its direct injected 5.2-liter engine. The sprint from 0 to 62 mph takes just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 202 mph.
The carbon fiber treatment continues on the interior as well with the center tunnel cover, door panels and gear level all sporting this exotic material. Alcantara upholstery is strewn throughout the cabin and wrapped around the seats. Even though plenty of weight was shed, the car is not without niceties and sports air conditioning, electric windows, a rear view camera and a satellite navigation system. No price has been announced yet for the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera.