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Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera – the Pacemaker Video.

Tue, 06 Apr 2010

The Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera - video below

We knew it was coming. We just didn’t know at first if it would be a Superleggera or a Super Veloce. Our money was on Superleggera, but the SV tag seemed a possibility after the success of the LP670-4 SV. But out first instincts were right. The fastest Lamborghni Gallardo would be the Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera. And it arrived in all its green-ness (the right sort of green-ness for a Supercar) at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

This is our sort of Superleggera. Instead of taking out the glass and the carpets and the AirCon and the stereo and everything else that makes a supercar a pleasant place to be for any length of time (you think I’m exaggerating? Have you ever been in a Ferrari F40?), Lamborghini have left the toys – including front lifters and SatNav – and opted to replace panels with carbon fibre and chuck in a set of seats based on the stuff. True, there is some glass dumping in favour of polycarbonate – the rear and side windows – but it’s good polycarbonate, not the easy-scratch plastics we used to see.

But it’s not just the weight saving – 154lbs – that make the Superleggera faster, it’s the aerodynamics. The front end gets Revonton-ified, there’s a fully-covered underbody, with new sill elements and a redesigned diffuser. There’sĀ  a small rear spoiler as standard, with a big ‘Lamborghini Poster’ wing as an option.

All these changes add up to some very appealing performance figures. The 0-62 mph time is 3.4 seconds (the same time as an LP640). 0-124mph takes just 10.4 seconds. Top speed breaks 200mph. Remarkably, despiteĀ  performance figures that rival a hypercar, the Gallardo Superleggera is 20% more economical than the previous model. And 20% less polluting.

Lamborghini think they need to ‘Sell’ the LP570-4 Superleggera. So they’ve cobbled together a teasing, taster video. We think it’s not needed. The performance figures will sell the car without anyone ever needing to see a sales pitch.

But we’re not complaining. Except it would have been nice to have more car. Or something like the LP670-4 SV Video.

By Cars UK