The Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse utilizes the same V10 engine found in the Super Trofeo Gallardo, which denotes it also takes up the race car’s huge rear wing and removable engine hood, both made of carbon composite materials. Body construction, of course, incorporates lightweight and lots of carbon fiber with aluminium elements.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse
Exterior-wise, the Gallardo Squadra Corse holds true to its Italian roots at the Frankfurt MS – a decal strip along the flank displays green, white and red. The Squadra Corse is available in Giallo Midas (yellow), Bianco Monocerus (white), Grigio Thalasso (grey) and in Rosso Mars (red). The exterior look of the Gallardo Squadra Corse is perfectly accented with a matte black finish on the large rear wing with contrasts in body color. The hood, front air intakes, rear diffuser and 19-inch forged wheels are painted in high-gloss black, while the brakes callipers are available in red, black or yellow.
Gallardo Squadra Corse weighs less, boasts greater power
At just 1,340 kilograms, the Squadra Corse weighs 70 kgs less than the production Gallardo LP 560-4 and has a power-to-weight ratio of 2.35 kilograms per hp. Its V10 powerplant enables the Super sport to achieve 570 hp at 8,000 rpm and a top speed of 320 km/h. Sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h takes only 3.4 seconds, while a push to 200 km/h is achieved in just 10.4 seconds. The V10’s unique firing order delivers the striking sound you hear in motor racing. Like the race car, the Gallardo Squadra Corse comes as standard with the robotized e-gear six-speed transmission operated by steering wheel paddles. This electronically controlled system shifts through its six gears smoothly and much faster than any pro driver could. As fast as it goes, the Squadra Corse gets essential stopping power, thanks to the production-standard carbon-ceramic brake system.
The inside of the Gallardo Squadra Corse is decked out in carbon fiber and Alcantara. Adopting a concept of minimalism, Alcantara graces the underside of the dashboard, the central panel of the seat cushion and the backrest. The door panels, the racing seats and the center console cover are made from carbon fiber. More to that, carbon is used for the handbrake frame, the middle of the center console, the lower rim of the steering wheel, the trim around the main and secondary instrument panels,the door handles, and the handle for opening the glove box. If comfort is your thing even in a Lamborghini, the car has optional comfort seats available to replace the standard hard bucket seats.
The Gallardo Squadra Corse would soon be available for interested parties in the new series of driving “Esperienza” events. The event, available on track or ice, is a stepping stone towards true racing experience courtesy of the folks at Automobili Lamborghini.