Lamborghini's new police car and racerMon, 27 Oct 2008
By Ben Pulman
First Official Pictures
27 October 2008 16:00
CAR only drove the revised Gallardo earlier this year, but already Lamborghini has announced two new special edition LP560-4s.
First up is the Lamborghini Super Trofeo. It’s a lightweight version of the LP560-4, destined to compete in what Lamborghini believes is the fastest one-make race series in the world. That’s a claim that’ll surely hack off Porsche and Ferrari, which respectively run GT3 and F430-based series.
We’re guesssing the GT3 wouldn't see which way a Super Trofeo car went, and the F430 would have a tough time keeping up too. Compared with a standard LP560-4, the racing Lambo's kerbweight tumbles from 1410 to 1300kg (though four-wheel drive remains), while power goes up from 552 to 562bhp. All that Italian horsepower is transmitted to the Tarmac via Lambo’s robotised six-speed e-gear system.
Lamborghini's one-make race series will support high-profile events like the DTM, FIA GT and WTCC around Europe, with the first race provisionally pencilled in for Silverstone in May 2009. A 30-strong grid is expected to compete, with gentleman racers, dealer teams and one ‘celebrity’ car for guest drivers completing the line-up.
The cost of entry to this exclusive club? A Super Trofeo car and parts starts at £160k, plus tax and your entry fee…
Scroll down the page to our embedded video player to watch Lamborghini's unedited footage of the Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia
By Ben Pulman