In a move to give buyers a visual link to its efforts in motorsports racing as well as a contender against performance spec variants of rivals such as the Mercedes SLS and the Audi R8 , Lamborghini has unveiled the Gallarado LP 570-4 Squadra Corse, which is a road legal version of the Gallardo Super Trofeo race car, and should impress interested buyers when it makes its official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show this fall. The exterior styling of the Squadra Corse (which takes its name from Lamborghini’s motorsports department) retains much of the Gallardo’s basic styling theme, but Lamborghini stylists and engineers have made several revisions which aim to enhance performance and the car’s already sinister looks. The hood of the Squarda Corse is designed to be removable and features a quick release system to ease its removal or assembly while a large rear wing keeps the rear of the car planted to the road and generates about three times as much down force as the Gallardo’s standard issue spoiler. In addition to enhancing the car’s race-oriented styling, both components are made out of carbon fiber which sheds precious pounds. Buyers will have a choice of four different exterior colors Rosso Mars (red), Grigio Thalasso (grey), Giallo Midas (yellow), and Bianco Monocerus (white).
The interior of the Squadra Corse echoes the exterior’s race-inspired theme and features swaths of Alcantara trim as well as equally abundant carbon fiber accents which adorn many parts of the minimalist interior including the specially designed race spec bucket seats which keep occupants firmly in place during spirited driving. However if you prefer to have more comfort as part of your race-inspired experience , the company does allow buyers to replace them with the standard seats.
Performance comes from a 5.2 liter V10 borrowed from the Gallardo Superleggera which is good for a solid 570 horsepower and an equally impressive 399 lb-ft of torque. These figures along with a new light weight body made out of carbon fiber and aluminum, allow the Squadre Corse to achieve a 0 to 60 time of 3.4 seconds before reaching a final top speed of 199 mph. Braking is handled by standard carbon ceramic disc brakes which should do a good job of bringing the car to an abrupt halt from any speed.
Look for the Lamborghini Gallardo Squadre Corse to make its official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show this fall, with official pricing information expected to be released closer to the start of official sales.