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Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera – UPDATED

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0800

The Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera on the floor at Geneva

Updated: Updated with a full photo gallery and Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera Press Release.

The Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera has been on its way for quite a while. We first speculated that Lamborghini were developing a Superleggera version of the LP560-4 back in September when we had spy pictures of a fettled LP560-4 out testing.

Speculation continued just after Christmas when Teamspeed reckoned that the lighweight LP560-4 would be the LP57-4 Super Veloce. But we discovered by having a chat with a contact at Lamborghini in January that the car was almost ready and it would indeed be the Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera as we’d first reported back in September.

That’s the genesis of it’s public gestation, so what’s on offer? Actually we haven’t got anything official from Lamborghini yet (although we probably will tomorrow) but as we’ve had a photo of the LP570-4 SL drop in our inbox – and some specs – we guessed you’d prefer to know today rather than tomorrow.

You won’t be shocked to learn the LP570-4 Superleggera gets a modest boost to 570bhp and sheds around 150lbs in weight thanks to liberal use of carbon fibre and some gutting of the luxuries on the inside. The weight shedding and the power boost drop the 0-60mph to around 3.3 seconds and push top speed over 200mph.

There’s been a fair bit of fiddling with the aerodynamics with a re-worked nose and a new rear diffuser. But if you want the ‘Lambo Poster’ big rear spoiler you’ll have to fork out extra. You can have the LP570-4 with the (not very nice) e-gear ‘box or with a manual. Same price, we think.

As we said, preliminary details from a good contact, but we should have the official gen tomorrow, so more detail and pics then.

By Cars UK