Exotic styling; performance bragging rights; exclusivity; ready for the race track; all-wheel drive
Powering the two-seat Gallardo is a mid-mounted 5.2L V10 engine making 570 horsepower. According to Lamborghini, the Squadra Corse can get to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 198 mph. The Italian automaker says it will get to 124 mph (200 km/h) in just over ten seconds. The Squadra Corse features a carbon fiber hood and rear wing, both of which equate to a 154-pound weight reduction over a standard Gallardo.
The Gallardo's viscous-center-coupling permanent all-wheel drive system sends 70 percent of power to the rear wheels in normal driving -- and allows this sports car's handling to be quite balanced, even under power. The Gallardo Squadra Corse comes with an e-gear automated 6-speed transmission, with steering wheel paddles for full manual control.
Compared to the standard Gallardo LP 560-4 of yore, the Squadra Corse has an even firmer suspension, with carbon-ceramic brakes at all four corners. Lightweight 19-inch wheels and complete the high-performance package. To save even more weight, the Squadra Corse gets a host of lightweight parts that include a carbon-fiber air diffuser, spoiler and side skirts, plus carbon fiber side mirrors and engine cover. The interior, meanwhile, is the perfect blend of carbon fiber and Alcantara leather.
Following minor styling revisions last year, and ahead of its replacement by the new Huracan, the 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo bows out with just one limited-edition model, the LP 570-4 Squadra Corse, a coupe inspired by the LP 570-4 Super Trofeo single-marque race series. It will be offered only in Giallo Midas (yellow) for $265,000. Just 15 cars will be available in the U.S. market.
The true value in the Lamborghini Gallardo rests along three lines: incredible, spine-tingling performance; a design that's a rolling work of art; and the kind of exclusivity that pads the personal image of those who already have everything. The Gallardo is a powerful, flashy, all-wheel-drive supercar, and it's among the fastest sports cars in the world, capable of topping 200 mph. The LP 570-4 Squadra Corse is the model's ultimate -- and final -- version.
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