Earlier this year, Lamborghini released an early teaser preview, stating that it would unveil a new 'super sports car' at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Well this it is: the Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale.
Since the Lamborghini Gallardo is getting near the end of of its shelf life, this hyper-sporty model is said to be one of the last versions to be released, if not the last. It's based on the one-make racing car, also called the Gallardo Super Trofeo, with Stradale meaning 'road'.
The Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale is powered by a 5.2-litre V10 producing 419kW of power and 540Nm of torque. Peak power is achieved at a screaming 8000rpm, while all that power is directed through a six-speed e-gear sports shift transmission.
It's lighter, more powerful and definitely the most dramatic Gallardo so far, showcasing carbon fibre panels and an aggressive bodykit. It also gets a new carbon fibre rear diffuser and a large rear wing. This new body is said to provide up to 300 per cent more downforce for the Gallardo compared with the standard LP560-4 model.
Lamborghini has managed to shave 70kg from the Gallardo's weight in the process, with the Super Trofeo Stradale version weighing in at 1340kg. This was achieved by the extensive use of aluminium and carbon fibre throughout the main structures.
Lamborghini has announced it will be putting 150 of the limited edition model into production, all coming with a revised interior incorporating Alcantara trim, bucket seats, a roll cage and carbon ceramic brakes. Pricing is yet to be finalised.