Gallardo goes out with a bang

8 Aug, 2011 4:07pm Sam Hardy

Lamborghini set to unleash ultimate version of V10 baby at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The raging bull will charge into the Frankfurt Motor Show next month with the most hardcore Gallardo ever produced.

In a teasing invite to the expo, Lamborghini revealed it would unleash a “super sports car”. And while the firm wouldn’t officially say much more, Auto Express has learned it will show off a roadgoing version of the Super Trofeo from its one-make race series.

Only 30 examples of the track special, based on the LP560-4, have been made. Each features a 562bhp 5.2-litre V10, along with a six-speed e-gear paddleshift transmission and race-spec suspension. Thanks to a stripped-out interior and significant use of composite materials, it tips the scales at a mere 1,300kg – that’s 110kg lighter than the standard car and 40kg down on the special-edition, featherweight Gallardo Superleggara. It also gets a whole host of aerodynamic tweaks, with a big wing at the rear and a ground-hugging front splitter.

The Frankfurt show star will follow the same formula, with an even lower kerbweight than any roadgoing Gallardo before it, plus more aggressive looks and, potentially, additional power from its V10 engine.

A 0-62mph time of three seconds and a 210mph top speed are likely. Expect the show car to be coloured bright red, too, and available in very limited numbers, with a price approaching £200,000. As the fastest, most extreme Gallardo of all, the model will be a fitting way to mark the end of the car’s production. The entry-level Lamborghini will be replaced next year by an all-new version, which is rumoured to carry a fresh name: Cabrera.

In addition, Lamborghini is planning a roadster version of the Aventador flagship, likely to debut towards the end of 2012.

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