The 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Super Trofeo is the race car Lamborghini built to prove it could dominate the single brand series. Lamborghini built 30 of these special Gallardos for the Super Trofeo race series: some for dealer racing teams and the rest for individual racers.
Elements of the 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Super Trofeo include the use of carbon-fiber composite to create body parts like the large, fixed rear wing.
The 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Super Trofeo is a race car – so its interior is all focused on racing. It features an ultra-light seat customized for racing and a specialty racing steering wheel. Onboard instruments are all geared toward providing the driver racing feedback.
The 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Super Trofeo is a race car so every element is tuned to achieving the fastest speeds and best performance. Based on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-5, it is powered by the new 5.2-liter V10 with Lamborghini’s direct fuel injection system.
Atypically by Lamborghini naming standards the 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Super Trofeo is slightly misnamed. It should be LP570-4 Super Trofeo because it produces 570 horsepower and not the 560 of the Gallardo.
The engine is mated to an e-gear, six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. It also has permanent all-wheel drive with viscous traction.
Lamborghini developed an extremely lightweight exhaust system for the Super Trofeo. All four camshafts feature variable adjustment. That permits valve control times along a wide spectrum. The variable adjustment also delivers improved charge characteristics among the rev range. The engine also features dry sump lubrication for a lower center of gravity and the ability to feed oil to the engine even during the hardest lateral accelerations.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Super Trofeo has a double wishbone suspension. Pirelli, Lamborghini’s exclusive tire provider, supplied the racing tires. The car also features a racing anti-lock braking system.