With the new 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse, the Italian automaker aimed to bring race track emotions to the open road.
This new and most extreme model in the Gallardo line-up is based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo, the successful race car from the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the world’s fastest one-make series. The car had its world premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The name Squadra Corse refers to department within Automobili Lamborghini, which manages all motorsport activities from GT3 to the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championships in Europe, Asia and America where drivers battle face-to-face in contests on challenging racetracks.
Both the rear wing and the hood are made from carbon composite material, as are a host of other components on the Squadra Corse. Together with aluminum, carbon fiber is the basis behind the extremely lightweight construction of the new Gallardo new top model.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Lightweight carbon fiber and Alcantara are the dominant materials inside the Squadra Corse. Alcantara graces the underside of the dashboard, the central panel of the seat cushion and the backrest. The door panels, the racing seats, and center console cover are made from carbon fiber.
The new Gallardo Squadra Corse is close to the race cars. Both share the same V10 engine, which is used in the racing version with no modifications. Likewise, the Squadra Corse has the same rear wing for greater aerodynamic load – achieving, under the best aerodynamic conditions, three times the load of the Gallardo LP 560-4 – for increased dynamic stability during tight, high-speed driving. Another element taken directly from the racing version is the removable engine hood with quick-release system.
The Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse boasts a dry weight of 2950 lbs., 110 lbs. less than the already lean Gallardo LP 560-4, which gives the Squadra Corse a stunning power-to-weight ratio of 5.5 lbs. per horsepower for breathtaking performance. It sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and reaches 124.2 mph in just 10.4 seconds. Its forward thrust finally tops out at 199 mph.
Like the Super Trofeo competition version, the new Squadra Corse is based on the technical underpinnings of the Gallardo Superleggera. The V10 engine generates 570 horsepower, which is fully available at 8,000 rpm. Like the race car, the Gallardo Squadra Corse comes as standard with the robotized e-gear six-speed transmission operated by steering wheel paddles.