Lamborghini is known for coming out with a never-ending stream of special edition Gallardo’s and Aventadors, but the newest Gallardo special edition is absolutely NOTHING to sneeze at. The 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Lp 570-4 Squadra Corse just debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the street-going version of the Gallardo Super Trofeo racecar, and it promises to be the most extreme road-going stock Gallardo ever built. You don’t doubt Lamborghini when they say something like that. Period. End of sentence.
The mid-mounted 5.2-liter V10 still makes the same 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque as the rest of the Gallardo lineup (including the Super Trofeo Gallardo), the comprehensive use of carbon fiber and high-strength aluminum has allowed Lamborghini to cut the weight down to under 3,000 pounds. The engine puts the power down to all four wheels via a six-speed single-clutch transmission, with which Lamborghini expects the Gallardo Squadra Corse to scoot to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Remember that Lamborghini is always very conservative with their acceleration estimates. 100 mph should come up in a mere 10.4 seconds, while the top speed is 199 mph. Massive carbon-ceramic brakes get the Gallardo Squadra Corse back down to sane speeds in seconds.
Not only is the Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse inspired by the Gallardo Super Trofeo, but it shares a large amount of parts with the Super Trofeo Gallardo, including: the massive carbon composite rear wing from the Super Trofeo Gallardo, and the lightweight hood from the Gallardo Super Trofeo. According to Lamborghini, the rear wing produces up to three times the downforce that the regular Gallardo spoiler produces, and the hood has a quick release system to allow it to be easily and quickly removed.
Other than the menacing rear wing, the Gallardo Squadra Corse distinguishes itself from the rest of the Gallardo lineup by it’s Italian flag-inspired red, white, and green stripe that is just ahead of the functional scoops, a black-painted hood, a black diffuser, black air intakes, and black wheels. The color choices for the Gallardo Squadra Corse are: Yellow, White, Gray, and Red. The brake calipers have color choices as well: Red, black, and Yellow.
Inside the 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse, there is extensive use of carbon fiber (door panels, racing seats, center console, and handbrake frame). Alcantara makes itself shown on the seats, and the underside of the dashboard.