We’ve been seeing a few spy shots of a car that could be a Nuova Gallardo Squadra Corse showing the new LP560-4 style bumpers but with the wheels and special engine cover with rear wing as seen on the 2012 specs Super Trofeo race car … and rumors started spreading about a new model in the line-up.
Today Automobili Lamborghini SpA has put a stop to the rumors by publishing an official press release and the first photos of the Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse … and it does look very impressive, even in the rather low profile grey metallic shade shown on the press shots, while a yellow sample has been caught on camera while driving around the factory earlier today.
Just like the earlier Super Trofeo Stradale model this brand new LP570-4 Squadra Corse is heavily inspired by the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo race car … which for the 2013 season is also using the new front and rear bumpers as seen in Paris back in 2012 with the by now trademark triangular intakes.
Instead of going for a Nuova Super Trofeo Stradale or Super Trofeo Stradale FL2 (like the GT car with FL2 standing for Face Lift Two) Lamborghini decided to name this new Gallardo evolution Squadra Corse … referring to the new racing department at Automobili Lamborghini SpA.
While showing the styling of the Nuova Gallardo LP560-4 this Squadra Corse evolution does use the 570hp engine from the LP570-4 V10 model … the carbon fiber quick release engine cover and high mounted rear wing with vertical fins on the extremities are taken directly from the race version of this Raging Bull.
By using aluminum and carbon fiber on various parts of the new Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse Lamborghini was able to shed 70kg from the regular LP560-4 model … a total weight of 1340 kg puts this new V10 model in a power to weight ratio of an impressive 2.35kg per hp.
Naturally this helps to reach 100 Km/h in only 3.4 seconds while the 200 Km/h mark is passed after 10.4 seconds … this new Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse runs out of breath at 320 Km/h by the way while stopping power is achieved by a carbon-ceramic brake system … going fast is one thing, making it all stop in time is another … but behind the nice Alcantara steering wheel you shouldn’t worry about that.
Do note the Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse comes standard with the well-known e-Gear transmission while the specific firing order of the V10 emits a very brutal sound through those four black exhaust tips at the back, especially when all those 570 horses are released at 8,000 rpm while you are seated inside a sea of clear carbon fiber and Alcantara … the door panels are completely finished in lightweight carbon fiber while regular comfort seats are available as an option to replace the beautiful racing seats that are standard fitment.
On the outside the Italian proud is emphasized by using the TriColore once again as a decal on the side, much like the Veneno we’ve seen in March by the way, on the other hand the new Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse is only available in Giallo Midas, Bianco Monocerus, Grigio Thalasso and naturally Rosso Mars, a very popular shade on Lamborghinis these days. The rear wing is always finished in matte black with color coded side fins … other parts on the body and the wheels get a glossy black coat of paint while the brake calipers are either red, black or yellow.
We will be seeing this car in a few weeks in real life at the IAA in Frankfurt …