Clicking the right most e.gear button on the center console of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 engages Corsa mode. A push of a silver switch on the center stack disables the stability control and lights up two amber Gallardos on the instrument panel, the smaller of the two indicating that ESP is completely off. Left-footing the brake pedal and matting the throttle revs the LP560-4’s engine to over 5000 rpm and creates a cacophony of popping and banging.
Releasing the brake pedal sends up a poof of smoke as the rear tires chirp and slip through not quite one full rotation. The car then bogs, as though hunkering down, before exploding forward a millisecond later.
“It always looks like a failed launch,” shrugs photographer Vance. But to the nine satellites reading our position overhead, the Gallardo LP560-4’s all-new Thrust mode is a raging success — launching Lambo’s latest supercar to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. The quarter mile comes just a few beats later — 11.4 seconds at 126.9 mph.
Source: Motor Trend