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Now this for sale ad had me puzzled for a while … this is a 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse, but finished in Grigio Titans over a grey Alcantara interior with comfort seats and a low rear wing on a regular engine cover … that just doesn’t add up.
A Belgian car dealer YourCar has this V10 listed for €235,000 at the time of writing, showing 6,000 km on the counter and a registration date of 10/2014 … which is also weird as the last Lamborghini Gallardo to leave the factory in Sant’Agata was a red Performante number 14,022 on November 25th 2013 … after that date the assembly line at the factory was converted to the Huracán that would be unveiled in March 2014.
So this Grigio Titans Gallardo Squadra Corse became a very intriguing car … what is the story behind it? Back in September 2013 at the IAA in Frankfurt Lamborghini unveiled the swansong of the Gallardo model line, the limited edition LP570-4 Squadra Corse, only 50 of these race inspired V10 would be built.
The Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse could be ordered in either Bianco Monocerus, Grigio Thalasso, Rosso Mars and Giallo Midas, note that 15 of these cars would be sold in the United States, but only in Giallo Midas, inspired by the new 2013 Gallardo Super Trofeo race car the engine cover and large rear wing were transplanted on the Squadra Corse model while the interior received the Superleggera sport seats … however, the usual comfort seats were an option.
So that brings us back to this Grigio Titans Gallardo Squadra Corse … a shade that wasn’t possible with an engine cover that wasn’t supposed to be used on the Squadra Corse and a regular, low rear wing … the plot thickens …
According to YourCar.be there is a perfectly good explanation … this specific Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse is a one-off, ordered by none other than Stephan Winkelmann, CEO and Director of Automobili Lamborghini SpA at the time, as his company car (now why don’t we get company cars like that over here) … this is a 1 of 50 Squadra Corse, but only one has been built in this shade and with this configuration.
The front has the new triangular air intakes and the vent on the side as seen on the Nuova Gallardo LP560-4 in Paris back in 2012, behind the glossy black RA Forged wheels the brake calipers are bright red (you could order black, yellow or red calipers on the Squadra Corse) and the side sill is finished in clear carbon fiber, naturally there is the LP570-4 badge on the side too.
At the rear we see the new bumper design with the dual black exhaust tips … but a different engine cover, this car was ordered with the carbon fiber, glass engine cover and low rear wing, an option on the Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera in fact … in this case there are also lights in the engine bay to showcase that nice V10 unit.
Normally the Gallardo Squadra Corse received clear carbon fiber exterior rear view mirrors, this specific car comes with red painted mirror housings on the doors that receive the clear carbon fiber panels and a strap to pull … not the usual arm rest and handle as seen on the more regular Gallardo models.
Something strange is the fact there is a speaker grid on this door panel, while that option wasn’t ticked for this car, the central console only shows a carbon fiber coved and not the navigation and media system, I guess those are standard panels with the speaker grid already fitted, even if there is no audio system in the car.
The black Alcantara upholstery is used on the dashboard, the steering wheel and the comfort seats, an option on the Gallardo Squadra Corse … all showing a very nice contrasting, red stitching and a nice Raging Bull crest on the headrest. The lower part of the steering wheel gets a carbon fiber finish together with the central console and the hand brake lever, note that this car has an E-Gear transmission and those amazing looking white dials with orange scripting.
Talking about scripts, the lower part of the dashboard in this car is also finished in black Alcantara, but note the Squadra Corse script on the upper part in front of the passenger, and behind the rear side window on the driver’s side we find the Squadra Corse, Serie Speciale plaque … the inner door sills also proudly show Squadra Corse, but take a look at the small triangular window on the driver’s side … it has the ’50’ plaque … doesn’t that mean this car was built in 2013, when the 50th Anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini SpA was celebrated?
Seems like this is indeed a rather special Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse … a one of a kind Bull that was custom built for an important person in the history of Automobili Lamborghini SpA … should be a very nice addition for a collector … more information can be found at YourCar.be