By the time you are done saying “2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale,” about six seconds will have passed. By the time those same six seconds pass, what Lamborghini hails as its “most extreme Gallardo ever” could be well on its way to 100 mph from a standstill.
Inspired by the one-make Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo racing championship, the new Lambo features a rear spoiler pulled right from the racing cars. Lamborghini says the wing can provide up to three times the downward pressure on the car at its maximum speed of 199 mph. The Super Trofeo Stradale also comes equipped with the race car’s one-piece removable carbon fiber hood, helping to shed some pounds.
On the outside, the Trofeo Stradale draws influence by early Italian racing cars that were painted red in international competition. Called “Rosso Mars,” the new color adorns the interior’s Alcantara-covered panels in addition to the exterior. However, it can also be ordered in “Grigio Telestro,” a blue-gray color, and “Bianco Monocerus,” a really fancy way to say white. A contrasting black top is also available.
Elsewhere, this most super of Gallardos uses exposed carbon fiber extensively, such as with the door panels and seats, to pare weight down to under 3000 pounds and provide the car with a minimalistic feel. It weighs roughly 300 pounds less than a standard Gallardo LP 560-4.
On the Trofeo Stradale, lightweight carbon ceramic brakes are available, as is a roll cage and fire extinguisher. But chances are, as a discerning enthusiast of six-figure sports cars, the owner is just as likely to equip it with the optional navigation system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and lifting system that raises the car to clear curbs — all of which compromise the car’s lightweight racecar demeanor.
Lamborghini plans to make just 150 Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradales upon request. And, of course, upon receiving a big bag of money from the buyer.