Race-derived run-out Lamborghini Gallardo is the fastest ever version of the car

This is the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse, which its makers say is the fastest ever version of the Lamborghini Gallardo. It has been formally unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show.

The Squadra Corse takes its name from Lamborghini's recently created race division and inspiration for its performance capabilities and styling comes from the Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo race car. The Squadra Corse is road legal.

It is powered by the same 562bhp V10 as the race car. That means full power is delivered at 8000rpm via a robotised six-speed gearbox that is operated by steering wheel mounted paddles. It hits 0-62mph in 3.4sec and 0-124mph in 10.4sec. Top speed is 199mph. Braking is via a carbon ceramic system.

The carbonfibre rear wing also comes straight from the race car, and is said to create up to three times as much downforce as the standard Gallardo LP 560-4. Likewise, the carbonfibre bonnet is removable via race-derived quick release catches.

Thanks to the extensive use of carbonfibre and other weight-saving measures, the Squadra Corse has a dry weight of 1340kg - 70 less than the standard Gallardo.

Other styling nods to the car's race-bred qualities include the green, red and white strip along its flank. Customers can order the car in yellow, white, grey or red.

The interior is dominated by carbonfibre detailing and extensive use of Alcantara. The race seats, handbrake frame and centre console are also made of carbonfibre. Buyers can specify what Lamborghini calls 'comfort seats' instead of the race versions. No prices have been announced.

The all-new Lamborghini Gallardo is expected to be revealed in 2014, sharing key components, including a lightweight carbonfibre and aluminium spaceframe structure, with the replacement for today’s Audi R8, due in 2015.

Our Verdict

Original Gallardo was launched in ’03 and revised in ’06

The Lamborghini Gallardo is the full supercar sensation with sublime handling

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1 August 2013

the carbonfibre bonnet is removable via race-derived quick release catches

1 August 2013

it's about time they killed this beast. It just feels old

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1 August 2013

Why does it say 'by Jim Holder' at the top when it should say 'by Lamborghini's PR department'? Do you get a credit just for copying and pasting these days?

1 August 2013

...in my opinion.  I think it looks very purposeful.  Let down by a gearbox that is now dreadful relative to its competitors'.

Will probably be a real used bargain in 12 months' time.

1 August 2013

Lambo are really rivalling Pagani for flogging a dead horse, let go, it's over, and move on. To put its longevity in perpective, the Ferrari 360 Modena was the original rival of the Gallardo.

8 August 2013

<a href="http://www.auto-types.com/autonews/lamborghini-set-to-reveal-the-gallardo-lp-570-4-squadra-corse-this-september-10552.html">Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570 - 4 Squadra Corse</a>

Will be revealed in september?

thank you

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11 September 2013

In white, on the stand in the show pics above, to me it's an ace see ya later to the venerable Gallardo. Arguably the best resolved limited edition version there's been, especially the front bumper and those cool looking stripes....

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