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Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera: Review

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera

Interesting review here of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera. Enjoy!

The return of the Superleggera (super light weight) tag to the Gallardo range. Taking the regular four-wheel drive LP560-4 as a starting point the Superleggera knocks 70kg off the kerbweight through plentiful use of carbon fibre. The seats, transmission tunnel, spoiler, diffuser, sills and underbody panelling are made of the stuff, while the rear-windscreen and rear windows are plastic.

As is tradition the Superleggera gets fractionally more power than the regular Gallardo. The 5.2-litre direct injection V10 producing a maximum of 562bhp and 398lbft. Which is exactly what the Ferrari 458 Italia produces; which obviously is just happy coincidence. However, at 1340kg (dry of fluids – add around 100kg for kerbweight) the Gallardo is around 40kg lighter than the Ferrari, and that despite retaining four-wheel drive.