The new special is “bringing race track emotion to the road”, Lamborghini says. And fair enough: the Squadra Corse is basically a road-legal version of Lamborghini’s Super Trofeo race car.
But “Squadra Corse” is new, being a reference to Lamborghini’s recently formed motorsports division of the same name.
Lamborghini claims the Squadra Corse is very close to the race track version, sharing the same engine, six-speed paddle-shift gearbox and a much more aggressive aerodynamic package compared to the ‘standard’ Gallardo LP 560-4.
The Squadra Corse’s rear wing offers three times more down-force than the regular rear wing, the bonnet is removable with a ‘quick-release’ system and the car weighs 70kg less than the regular LP 560-4, at 1340kg.
Lamborghini claims the car can achieve 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds and 0-200km/h in an even more impressive 10.4 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 320 km/h thanks to a power-to-weight ratio of 2.35kg per horsepower.
The Italian carmaker says the V10 engine has a unique cylinder firing order, to recreate the “striking sound you hear in motor racing”; sounds good just reading about it.
If you’re thinking of ordering one, you'll have to choose between Giallo Midas (yellow), Bianco Monocerus (white), Grigio Thalasso (grey) and Rosso Mars (red).
The only interior choice will be racing seats or “comfort” seats, with much of the rest of the interior – including the glove-box opening handle – made from carbon-fibre.
Stay tuned to TMR for more news leading up to the Frankfurt Motor Show, which starts on September 10.
The Squadra Corse isn't expected to reach Australia, or at least not in any great numbers. Only 50 will be produced, and it is understood that most have been ordered in overseas markets already.
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