Lamborghini is showing off its new range-topping Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. As the name suggests, the latest and greatest Gallardo variant is based on the race car used in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the automaker’s exclusive annual racing series. So what are the differences between the race-spec Gallardo and the upcoming road-going version? Not much, according to the Italian supercar maker. The Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale will be powered by the familiar and potent mid-mounted, 5.2-liter, V-10 engine rated at 562 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed to all four wheels via Lambo’s e-gear, six-speed automatic transmission with programmable Thrust Mode — Lamborghini’s launch control system that revs the engine to 5000 rpm for optimal starts. Lamborghini estimates the Super Trofeo will only need 3.4 seconds to scoot from 0-62 mph, while top speed is limited to 199 mph.
Not only is the Super Trofeo super-fast, but it’s also super-light, with a curb weight of 2954 pounds, exactly matching the Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera. That’s not surprising, as both Gallardo variants employ heavy use of carbon fiber throughout the car, including door panels, a portion of the center console, and seat shells. Also constructed of carbon fiber is the engine compartment lid, which is easily removable and held in place by a quick-release system pulled from the race car. The Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale is available in three paint colors: Grigio Telesto, Bianco Monocerus, and Rosso Mars red, which Lamborghini says is a throwback to the days when race cars were painted according the competitor’s home nation. The brake calipers are also painted red, while wheels, body kit, and rear spoiler provide contrast with a matte or glossy black finish. Inside, the red and black color scheme continues on to the suede and leather trim with contrast stitching. Carbon fiber a
nd dark chrome metal switchgear add to the cabin’s super sport feel.
Available options cater to both race- and luxury-minded customers and include carbon-fiber ceramic brake discs, a roll cage, four-point safety belts, a fire extinguisher, satellite navigation, and Bluetooth connectivity. Lamborghini is only building 150 copies of the Super Trofeo Stradale. And judging by past special-edition Gallardos such as the Bicolore, we expect this race-inspired Lamborghini to sell out fast.