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27 November 2008

Lamborghini has put its track-only Gallardo Super Trofeo through its paces on the Vallelugna circuit near Rome.

This stunning hardcore Gallardo is in testing ahead of the launch of Lamborghini’s new one make championship - the Blancpain Super Trofeo - which begins at Silverstone on 9 May next year.

Based on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4, the Super Trofeo has its power hiked up to 570bhp. It uses the e-gear transmission but gets heavily reworked suspension to improve its handling on the track.

Competition tyres from Pirelli and a beefier brake system with race-tuned ABS should give the Lamborghini serious grip and improved stopping power.

New aerodynamic features, like the adjustable carbon fibre rear wing, aid downforce. Inside the road-going Lamborghini Gallardo’s cockpit has been stripped back to a single racing seat and racing instruments.

Lamborghini said the motorsport Gallardo beat the lap record around the Italian track.

The new Lamborghini championship is aimed at both professional and amateur racers, with tyre changes banned in an effort to keep costs (relatively) low.

“The Gallardo Super Trofeo should be easy for gentlemen drivers to control, yet challenging for professional drivers,” said Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini’s chief test driver.

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27 November 2008

Have they published a price yet or is that too scary to print?

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

27 November 2008

ANOTHER one make series!? Launched in a recession with cars costing hundreds of thousands of pounds? What a good idea.

Lanciaman

27 November 2008

Teg, The price for car and parts is rumoured to be around 200,000 euros but we haven't had that confirmed by Lamborghini yet. I guess a season's racing would probably cost close to that again... You keen to have a go?
Best,
Will

27 November 2008

[quote Will Powell]

Teg, The price for car and parts is rumoured to be around 200,000 euros but we haven't had that confirmed by Lamborghini yet. I guess a season's racing would probably cost close to that again... You keen to have a go?
Best,
Will

[/quote]

Keen yes - bank balance no!

I'll stick to karting and low end club racing thanks.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

27 November 2008

That did make me smile. What is a "gentleman driver"? I've met a couple of Gallardo drivers and well, some of the nouveau riche cliches rang horrible true. Lambo make it sound as though the whole thing will be contested by fellows wearing flying goggles with names like Ginger and Boffo.

27 November 2008

[quote Lanciaman]

ANOTHER one make series!? Launched in a recession with cars costing hundreds of thousands of pounds? What a good idea.

[/quote]

There's only 30 slots on the grid. I don't think they'll have any trouble filling them for around the price of a Murcielago.

27 November 2008

[quote RobotBoogie]What is a "gentleman driver"?[/quote]

Well, the definition of a gentleman is a bloke who gets out of the bath to pee. On that basis, I guess a gentleman driver is a bloke who gets out of the car to pee!

Having watched the Top Gear Brit Car Race, I guess Hammond isn't a gentleman!

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

27 November 2008

[quote Lanciaman]

ANOTHER one make series!? Launched in a recession with cars costing hundreds of thousands of pounds? What a good idea.

[/quote]

Actually it is a good idea. One of the main reasons the economy is still rapidly declining is because spending has gone down dramatically, therefore the GNP goes out the window which is critical. People need to start spending money again, and lets face it, now is the time to buy while prices are low.

Obviously this track beast that Lamborghini are coming out with won't save the economy nor will the race series but you just know people will cough up the dough in order to tear these up around a track.

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