Date posted : January 3. 2010
The new Gallardo LP 560 has only just seen the light of the world automobile stage. The result is one of the most exclusive cars of our time; one that presents a perfect symbiosis between extravagant design and driving performance and capability at sports car level. For the Gallardo LP 560-4 the German Lamborghini specialists have once more taken the speedy Italian car and created a masterpiece on wheels in accordance with the IMSA company philosophy. For the Gallardo LP 560-4 the IMSA engineers had to take the special chassis from the GTV?s well known predecessor and completely reconstruct it.
Thus the chassis modifications now include a front skirt, widened wheel housing for front and rear, side skirts, a rear skirt as well as special rear spoiler that ensures greater output. All the parts are made of high quality carbon fiber which normally can only be found in professional motor sports or in air travel and which despite its low weight has a convincing stability. Because of its superb technical specifications the IMSA GTV is capable of combing sportiness with an exclusive appearance at the highest level. The same can, of course, also be said for the already internationally established lightweight central locking wheel, IMSA Challenge, which is mounted on the front axle with dimensions of 9J x 20 (with 245/30 ZR20 sized tires) and on the rear axle with dimensions of 12,5J x 20 (with 325/25 ZR20 sized tires).
The IMSA exclusive wheel is not only visually an eye-opener but it also convinces the ambitious driver with its technical characteristics ? especially when combined with the very complex traction and compression phase as well as with its height adjustable IMSA sports suspension. The highly polished IMSA stainless steel sports exhaust system can naturally not be left out of this Gourmet menu.
The optical delicacy on the rear of the LP 560 spoils the driver with a really deafening V10 symphony and increases its performance to a sensational 590 PS at 9000U/min thanks to the perfected exhaust gas routing and the connected back pressure reduction. The maximum torque is increased to 560 Nm at 6000 U/min.
As the IMSA GTV is a complete vehicle concept based on the Gallardo LP560-6 the IMSA specialists have also devoted themselves with their usual perfection to the interior of the vehicle. So the first things to strike the eye when opening the passenger door are the exclusive IMSA bucket seats made of carbon, which fi t the driver and co-driver like a sitting tailored suit. As the IMSA team traditionally consider the use of high quality materials for its newest super sports car creation to be very important, carbon is naturally used all over for elements in the cockpit. The complete multi-element IMSA carbon interior is very convincing. The whole IMSA GTV including the IMSA sports driving wheel is finished off with IMSA leather and/or Alcantara interior in GTV design.
All in all this is a very tasty high-class menu, that will make several Gallardo owners' mouths water.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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