New Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo introduced for race seriesWed, 17 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700
The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo single-make race series wrapped up for the year in Los Arcos, Spain, on Oct. 14. The championship was won by Cedric Leimer, racing for Autovitesse Garage. The occasion gave the company the perfect opportunity to introduce the new racing-spec Lamborghini Gallardo 570-4 Super Trofeo.
Lamborghini says the race car takes a significant step forward with upgrades that improve the aerodynamics 120 percent with help from a 10-way adjustable wing. Downforce now ranges from 282 pounds when set up for low downforce, to 352 pounds when set up for grip.
The Gallardo's brake ducts were also redesigned, allowing a 50 percent improvement in thermal performance.
The car runs the same V10 engine as the 2012 edition, putting about 562 horses down to all four wheels.
The Super Trofeo series began in 2009. Now in its fourth season it features 20 cars contesting races with drivers from 10 nations. More than 70,000 fans follow the series on social media, and this year the series expanded to Asia. Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann confirmed that the series will expand even further, possibly into the United States.
“We are delighted that the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo has been such a success in Europe and Asia,” said Winkelmann. “We would like to thank our partners at Blancpain, our many customers who race with us and the media and the public that give us enormous support. In return, we will strive to improve the car, the series and all of the essential ingredients that will underline our future success.”
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo series will begin is fifth year in 2013.
By Jake Lingeman