You need to, I mean you really, really need to commit your mindset and your own prototypical self to the idea of the how the Italians differ as oppose to the rest of the world. Riding high upon the pebble strewn ancient might of the Romans, their 20th century descendants have dispel military conquest following Mussolini’s failure to establish its fascist regime and instead pursued engineering innovations with all the world renowned artistic flair of the Italians – encompassing pretty much every precepts of Italian engineering, designs, and also novelties of any and every kind.
Now the West pride themselves on being cultured civilized people of which during Roman times they were the most cultured people on the surface of the earth. Now one quick and dirty history lesson: the advent of the industrial revolution have propelled the West to the top the heap amongst people and civilizations of the world albeit self anointed disservice it has to be said. Sure we all know for a fact that knowledge is power (ever more critically so these day and age) but what despicable act these so-called civilized people have committed (apart from genocide, ethnic cleansing, bigotry, religious and racial persecutions among the ‘heavy’ stuffs) was to belittle those civilizations (particularly Islam) which not only predated them but also contributed (knowing or unknowingly) to their self anointed pedestal.
Yeah I know pretty heavy topic for an evening read huh? Well I feel it immeasurably important to give credit where credit is due, and seeing as we’re well and truly submerged in these era of terabytes, you can’t quite manage to get away with claims of inventing this and coming up with that. The nature of cyberspace is that information (in all its mystical and mythical nuances) is always and forevermore accessible from the most useless to the most priceless. At least what 70% of everything there is in cyberspace is but a click away while the other thirty well you have hackers for that.
So when Lamborghini released an official statement that its Huracan Performante blitz the Ring faster than the Porsche 918 Hypercar, to have their detractors questioning said claim, and mind you these are some of the most recognizable individuals in that extremely fast car domain, it was utterly sad bordering on pathetic. I mean you could have opted for the high and mighty (and especially classier) road and go back to your secret lair and not come out until you have a worthy challenger instead of bitching about it. You know like what Honda did with the Type R. (by the way I’ve remarked on this recently)
Anyway, I am with you Lambo, all the freakin way. So it begs no issue as to why I am so down with this second consecutive feature on the Lambo Gallardo, specifically this kitted up example owned by Wheelspin Motorsport. And in case it isn’t clear, this is exactly that the race car version of the Gallardo LP570 Super Trofeo launched by former Lambo CEO Stephan Winkelmann.
The German born big man of Sant Agata – credited with the rise in stature and sales of the marquee had set out a bold vision for the ultimate one make series Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo at the final round of the European series in Los Arcos, Navarra back in 2012. As he briefed the audience the successes Super Trofeo had recorded up until then, the press conference in the Atalaya Centre at the Navarra race circuit provided the stage to unveil the series’ 2013 race car, the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo.
Strictly limited the LP570-4 Super Trofeo boast a remarkable 1340kg dry weight equipped with the same adjustable rear spoiler that offers an aerodynamic load 3 times that of the standard Gallardo LP 560-4 for increased dynamic stability during tight, high-speed driving. Another element taken directly from the racing version was the removable engine hood with quick-release system.
Other key features includes 6-speed E-gear transmission (with paddle shifts), carbon fibre and Alcantara interior upholstery with red stitching, double-A-arm suspension, 19-inch wheels, titanium bearing and bolts, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. Optional equipment included carbon-ceramic brake discs, a tubular interior roll cage, 4-point safety belts and fire extinguisher, satellite navigation, with Bluetooth connection for mobile phones, an anti-theft system, and a lifting system that raises the front axle, grey or white brake caliper.
Key figures include 570hp (hence the namesake), 540Nm 5.2 liter V10 unblown, 3.4 seconds century sprint, 320km/h max speed. Nuff said.
Car: Lamborghini Gallardo LP570 Super Trofeo race car
Owner: Wheelspin Motorsports
Main Sponsors: Skuad Muda JPJ Motorsports / Mag Racing
Engine: 5204cc DOHC 40 valve V10
Transmission: 6-speed E-gearbox with paddles
Max Power: 570hp at 8000rpm
Max Torque: 540Nm at 6500rpm
Dry weight: 1340kg
Performance figures: 3.4 seconds 0-100km/h 320km/h max speed