Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse breaks cover at Frankfurt motor showTue, 10 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700
Lamborghini revealed the V10-powered Gallardo Squadra Corse at the Frankfurt motor show on Tuesday. The name refers to the recently founded department within the company that manages all motorsport activities, from GT3 to Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.
Lamborghini says the Squadra Corse is derived directly from the race car version, using the same V10 engine and rear wing. Under the best conditions, it creates three times the downforce of a Gallardo LP 560-4 during high-speed cornering. The Squadra also uses a removable hood with a quick release.
The new bull is made mostly from aluminum and carbon-fiber, leading to a dry weight of 2,954 pounds and a power-to-weight ratio of 5.18 pounds per hp. The sprint to 62 mph takes 3.4 seconds while top speed is rated at 198 mph.
The 5.2-liter V10 makes 570 hp at a screaming 8,000 rpm and peak torque is 398 lb-ft. A six-speed e-gear transmission is operated by paddles on the steering wheel and power is fed to all four wheels.
The Squadra Corse is available in yellow, white, gray and red, though Lambo uses fancy names like Grigio Thalasso. The rear wing gets a matte black finish while the 19-inch wheels get high-gloss black. A red, white and green decal strip runs along the doors. Calipers are offered in red, black and yellow.
Inside the Squadra Corse offers carbon-fiber and Alcantara trim, including the dashboard, central panel of the seat cushion, backrest door panels and several other bits.
Lamborghini says the Squadra Corse will be a limited-production model, and will cost $261,200, including the gas guzzler tax.
About the show
The 2013 Frankfurt motor show will be held Sept. 10-22 in Germany. Premium automakers appear ready to try to outdo each other with eye-catching electric supercars. Green technology and fuel efficiency will take center stage on the stands of most automakers at the show. For news, reveals and photos straight from the floor in Frankfurt, check out our special Frankfurt motor show section here.
By Jake Lingeman