Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse Steals Racing Tech

Roughly a decade after making its initial sales debut, the Lamborghini Gallardo still snags envious stares. Naturally, another special edition is in order.

Capitalizing further on the popularity of its Super Trofeo gentleman’s race series, the company just debuted the Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse; a hotter version that borrows race-bred bits from the Super Trofeo race cars.

Lamborghini is asking $261,000 for the car, and buyers get a series of enhancements that make the car much more capable during track driving for that price. For example, it gets the same massive spoiler that Lamborghini says will offer up to triple the Gallardo’s downforce while cornering.

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The engine hood also features a quick release system, which is also taken from the same race car. Both of those components are made of a carbon composite material, all of which helps keep its dry weight to 2,954 lbs. For reference, that’s 154 lbs lighter than a normal Gallardo LP 560-4.

It’s true that at 570 hp, the V10 isn’t breaking any new ground for the brand, but the ability to carry more speed through corners will make the car considerably faster on most tracks. It reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds and will hit 124 mph in 10.4 while the top speed is limited to 199 mph.

Oh, and there’s one more item this car shares with those you might have seen touring with Super Trofeo: Lambo’s E-gear, six-speed transmission.

Don’t expect to see very many people peeling themselves out of the low-slung seats; there are only 50 planned for production.

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