It’s not every day you see a red Lamborghini. In fact, it’s likely you’ve never seen one; and for good reason. It seems that “other” Italian exotic automaker has pretty much cornered the market on that particular shade. Unveiled today at the Frankfurt Auto Show there’s good reason for the choice of the Rosso Mars color insists Lambo CEO Stephan Winkelmann, and no, it’s not just to piss Ferrari off. Rather, it’s used because red is the traditional color of Italian racing cars, and the new Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale, is about as close to a race car as any Lambo street machine has ever been.
Powered by the same 562-hp 5.2-liter V10 as the rest of the Gallardo range, the Super Trofeo Stradale is inspired by Lambo’s Trofeo spec racing series in Europe and sports custom carbon fiber aerodynamics that produce three times the downforce of the standard Gallardo coupe – due mostly to a massive (adjustable) rear spoiler.
Put on a diet, the Stradale weighs just 2,954 lbs, and promises a 0-62 mph time of just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph.
Oh, and one last thing. Not a fan of red Lambos? No problem. The most hard core version of Lambo’s most popular model ever will also be available in Grigio Telesto or Bianco Monocerus (black and white). Act fast though, only 150 of these beauties will be made.
GALLERY: Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo
Plus, watch video of the new Lambo from its Frankfurt reveal after the jump:
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