2014 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse is a Racecar with License Plate Brackets
The end may be near for the Lamborghini Gallardo, but Lamborghini product planners don’t seem to be entirely on board with that notion. The last few years have seen a continued trickle of new variations of the brand’s starter model, including the LP570-4 Edizione Tecnica. Other recent additions to the Gallardo roster, meanwhile, have been more track-oriented, taking their inspiration (if not some components) from their competition-spec brethren.
However, no members of that second group are as closely related to racing Gallardos as this latest – if not last – derivative of the model, the 2014 Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse. Now, it won’t be making its first in-person (In-car?) appearance until next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, but Lamborghini has been kind enough to release some info and a few pictures early. Grazie, Lamborghini!
The “Squadra Corse” in the name comes from the recently established department of the same name within Lamborghini. Squadra Corse now oversees all of the brand’s motorsports activities, including the various Super Trofeo one-make series than run in multiple countries and regions. And the Gallardo Super Trofeo shares numerous key components with the new Gallardo Squadra Corse, including the big rear wing – which Lamborghini claims helps the Squadra Corse generate three times as much downforce as the pedestrian Gallardo LP560-4 – and quick-release engine cover. Those two components are made of carbon composite, and there are other lightweight parts scattered throughout the car, helping drop the curb-weight to a rather svelte 2,954 lbs., which is 154 lbs. less than the LP560-4.
And although the Lamborghini engineers did scrimp on mass, they didn’t scrimp on power or traction. The LP570-4 Squadra Corse uses the same 562 horsepower 5.2L V10, 6-speed single-clutch paddle-shift transmission and all-wheel-drive system as the Super Trofeo race car. Low weight, high horsepower, fast gear changes and oodles of traction? Sounds like a recipe for speed…and it is: Sprints from 0-62 mph will take just 3.4 seconds, while the top speed will be 199 mph.
No word yet on pricing for the Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse, but we can confirm that it will be offered in four exterior colors (yellow, white, red or gray), each of which will be mated with matte black accents on the rear wing and front fascia, gloss black wheels, and Italian Tricolore stripes on the side vents. Fantastico!