Lightweight Gallardo Superleggera

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Lamborghini will be unveiling the special edition Gallardo Superleggera at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, a stripped-out race car built for the roads. Engineers have managed to reduce the Gallardo’s curb weight by up to 70kg (154.4 pounds) by removing unnecessary comfort features from the cabin, but it’s nice to see that Lamborghini will replace the items as a no cost option. Further weight is saved by utilizing carbon-fiber for the engine cover, doors and spoilers plus the rear and side view mirrors.

The engine has been upgraded with a revised ECU and the adoption of a new light weight exhaust system and throttle body that increases output over the standard car by 10hp. Final specs read 530hp and 510Nm of torque with a curb weight of 1369kg (2998.8 pounds), which enables a 0-100km/h time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 315km/h.

The Superleggera comes with Lamborghini’s e-gear transmission as standard, a specific suspension set-up and new light-weight alloys shod with Pirelli Pzero Corsa tires.