Date posted : March 10. 2011
Italy is celebrating 150 years of unification and to draw some more attention to this fact Automobili Lamborghini SpA will be building yet another special edition based on the successful Gallardo model, the 'Tricolore' ... a special model that will feature the well known flag of Italy proudly on it's bodywork.
A green, white and red stripe will start at the front of the car and go over the hood, roof and engine cover all the way to the back of the car, on a white bodywork with amazing looking carbon fiber exterior rear view mirrors this results in a very nice and clean look for this latest V10 model.
Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini, stated "with this special Tricolore version of our most successful model we give a further impulse to the 'Made in Italy' label around the world". Also note that the famous Tricolore, which is the symbolic name of the Italian flag by the way, is also present on the seats inside, similar to the stripes inside the LP550-2 Valentino Balboni special.
On March 16. 2011 a special exhibition dedicated to the Italian unity anniversary will see the official introduction of the Gallardo Tricolore, at which time Automobili Lamborghini SpA will also unveil the exact specifications and details on this new version, at this time it is unknown if the Tricolore will be a limited editon model or not, but if production is numbered our guess will be only 150 will be built.
Judging by the only photograph available at this time it looks like the Tricolore is based on the LP560-4 model just like the Bicolore edition introduced recently, so we could expect details to be along the way of the regular model, a top speed of 325 Km/h from the 560 Bhp engine with acceleration figures of only 3.7 seconds to reach 100 Km/h.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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