Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
The 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera was the top dog (or is it bull?) in the Lambo Gallardo lineup when it was introduced. Superleggera refers to its superlight weight that helped make it an intense car with that combined high performance with an aggressive sporting characteristic.
The Gallardo LP 560-4 was considered lean until the designers and engineers got their hands on the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera. It’s a full 154 lbs. lighter than the 3,108 lb. Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4. That makes it the lightest on-road model in the Lambo lineup.
While visually appealing, the large front air intakes of the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera serve a practical purpose. They feed more air to the radiators and provide more downforce for better handling upfront. The air intakes have been described as comparable to the Murciélago LP670-4 SV and larger than the regular Gallardo LP560-4.
The slim-down tactics of the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera continue on the inside. The center tunnel, door panels and bucket seats also incorporate carbon fiber. The seats and instrument panel are trimmed with the lighter weight Alcantara instead of leather.
The V-10 engine generates 570 horsepower in the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. The super sportscar from Sant’Agata Bolognese boasts a dry weight of no more than 2,954 lbs. This puts the weight-to-power ratio of the new top model at only 5.18 lbs. per horsepower. Below 5 is the highest benchmark, but this is pretty darn close.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera makes the high-speed run from 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds. It then zooms past the 124 mph mark 10.2 seconds later, with an ultimate top speed of 202 mph.
The e-gear transmission of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera has three modes. Normal and “corsa” are fully automatic. Sport mode is a manual mode activated by the driver through the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. It also features a launch-control system, called thrust mode. Engage it and the clutch drops at 5,000 rpm for maximum acceleration off the starting line.