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 |  Mar 31 2014, 2:32 PM

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A busy weekend of motorsports saw plenty of action including a milestone for one exotic car brand, namely, its first ever North American motorsports victory.

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 |  Jul 08 2013, 3:32 PM

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Lee Davis and Ryan Eversley, representing Lamborghini Beverly Hills and GMG Racing took the first win of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North American series last weekend.

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 |  Jun 20 2013, 9:32 AM

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Ready your pocketbooks and start your engines: Lamborghini just announced pricing for its North American gentleman driver’s series.

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 |  Mar 21 2013, 7:45 PM

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The Lamborghini Super Trofeo one-make series is heading to America this year for the first time in the series’ four-year history.

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 |  Jan 13 2013, 5:29 PM

Lamborghini has announced a strong 2012 sales year, increasing worldwide deliveries from 1,602 units in 2011 to 2,083 units last year and will celebrate by expanding its motorsport program.

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 |  Oct 17 2012, 6:32 PM

Lamborghini unveiled its latest iteration of its Super Trofeo Gallardo, the LP570-4, which receives a significant aerodynamic upgrade over its 2012 replacement.

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 |  Aug 09 2011, 7:30 PM

Lamborghini has announced it will unveil a “super sports car” next month at the Frankfurt auto show, with initial rumors suggesting it would be a production version of the Sesto Elemento concept. The latest report, however, suggests that, while similar, the new model will be a version of the Gallardo Super Trofeo race car. The important difference, here, is that while it won’t be as extreme as the carbon-chassis concept, it will be street legal!

Only 30 of these special cars will be built, and will be based on the LP560-4. The vehicle will feature a 5.2-liter V10 cranking out a whopping 562-hp and mated to a six-speed e-gear paddleshift transmission will likely achieve a 0-62 mph time of three seconds and a 210 mph top speed. The car will have a race-spec suspension, have a stripped-out interior and will feature significant use of composite materials – even more so than the Superleggera. The Gallardo will likely weigh around 2,850 lbs, 150 lbs lighter than the standard car. The Lambo will also feature aerodynamic tweaks, with a large wing at the rear and a very aggressive front splitter. Expect a price tag of around $285,000.

[Source: Auto Express]

 |  May 26 2010, 7:31 AM

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This seems to be a really awful year for Lamborghini‘s Gallardo. First there was the fatal crash in Germany that involved an actual Lamborghini employee, and now an accident on the track at Lamborghini’s Super Trofeo Cup series.

It happened during Round 4 of the season and from the looks of the video (available after the jump), the number-22 LP560-4 piloted by Giorgio Bartocci ended up in the gravel on the last turn before the front straight. What ensued is painful and surreal to watch. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 slams into the wall at a fairly significant speed. Quickly afterwards one can hardly even recognize the infamous bull as it burst into flames.

Fortunately Bartocci survived and is currently in the ICU, but we have to be questioning what took safety so long to extract him and to put out the fire. Lamborghini, rightfully so, canceled the rest of the fourth round and currently six and seven are canceled as well. Clearly Lamborghini has gotten in the press for all the wrong reasons recently. We wish the best for Bartocci for a speedy recovery.

There are two videos after the break.

[Source: Jon Sibal]

Gallery: Super Trofeo Lamborghini Gallardo Crash

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 |  Jul 27 2009, 11:13 AM

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This past weekend the Lamborghini Super Trofeo racing series was in Belgium, running during the same weekend a the famous 24 Hours of Spa. Lamborghini race car manufacturer Reiter Engineering used this opportunity to debut its full carbon-bodied version of the new LP670-4 SV.

Dubbed the LP670 R-SV, the racing version is powered by the same 6.5-liter V12 engine as the street car with 670hp and 487 ft-lbs. Incredibly, as the SV is already a lighter version of the LP640, this race-ready version weighs even less, tipping the scales at just 2,535 lbs.

The LP670 R-SV is the followup the carbon-fiber Murciélago R-GT by Reiter and features a new suspension setup and improved steering thanks to an even wider track. The braking system has also been upgraded with carbon discs and pads and better air ducting to keep the brakes cool over long periods of time.

Reiter Engineering has built the car to meet FIA regulations so that it can qualify to race in the GT World Championship

GALLEY: Reiter Engineering LP67- R-SV

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Official release after the jump:

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 |  Apr 01 2009, 11:02 AM


Lamborghini Super Trofeo GTR @ Monza from Lamborghini München on Vimeo.

Ahead of the start of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo one-make racing series, we have this short bit of video made by the folks at Lamborghini Munich, who will be running a car in the series this year.

The Super Trofeo series is a one-make series for “gentlemen drivers” much like the Ferrari Challenge series. The cars are based o the Gallardo LP560-4 and make 570hp while weighing significantly less.

So sit back and enjoy this impressive machine as it takes on Monza.

The series will begin in May 2009 and will run (only in Europe for 2009) alongside other major motorsports series, such as DTM, FIA GT and the World Touring Car Championship.


Lamborghini Announces One–Make Racing Series

Featuring LP560-based Super Trofeo racecars

 |  Dec 23 2008, 9:45 AM

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Following in the footsteps of Ferrari and its Challenge series, Lamborghini has decided to form its own one-make series using the successor to the Gallardo, the LP560.

Called the Gallardo Super Trofeo, this complete racecar will make 570hp and weight
significantly less than the street-going machine
. Lamborghini will build just 30 of the spec cars and sell all but one of them to teams interested in competing. The final car will be a factory backed effort and Lamborghini plans to put different high-profile drivers behind the wheel during each race.

The series will begin in May 2009 and will run (only in Europe for 2009) alongside other major motorsports series, such as DTM, FIA GT and the World Touring Car Championship.

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