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Official: Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse brings one-make series to the road

By Damon Lowney

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Lamborghini announced a new Gallardo model today, the all-wheel-drive LP 570-4 Squadra Corse, and it’s almost identical to the LP 570-4 Super Trofeo single-series race car. Its world premiere will be held at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

The street-legal Squadra Corse shares key components with the Super Trofeo – both of which are based on the Gallardo Superleggera – including the 570-horsepower V10, carbon fiber rear wing and removable engine hood made in the same material. The rear wing produces up to three times more downforce than what’s found on the LP 560-4. Through the generous use of weight-saving materials and components, the Squadra Corse weighs in at 2,954 pounds, which is 154 pounds lighter than the LP 560-4. To stop all of that mass, standard production carbon-ceramic brakes are used.

Carbon fiber bucket seats with Alcantara center inserts replace the regular seats, though buyers can option them back in. Alcantara also covers the underside of the dashboard. The door panels, center console cover, handbrake frame and lower section of the steering wheel are all made in carbon fiber.

Courtesy of the weight savings, the Squadra Corse has impressive performance. Hitting 60 miles per hour takes just 3.4 seconds, but even more impressive is its run to 124 mph in 10.4 seconds. The racecar for the street tops out at a slightly hilarious 199 mph.

The Squadra Corse was named after a new department at Lamborghini Automobili, which handles all motorsports activities, such as the Super Trofeo one-make race series. Check out the press release below for more juicy details.

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Motorsports: Lamborghini Super Trofeo one-make racing series coming to America

By Jeffrey N. Ross

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Starting in June, racing fans in North America will have another way to get their fix. Lamborghini is bringing its Super Trofeo series to the US and Canada in a “long-term” deal that kicks off in a six-race season this year and should bring some extra excitement to the newly formed United SportCar Racing series in coming years.

The inaugural Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America race will be held at Mid-Ohio on June 15 and 16 with most of the rounds running alongside Grand-Am, International Motor Sport Association and American Le Mans Series races; the season finale will be held at the Indy Car event at Fontana, California on October 18 and 19. More importantly, the winners of each round will compete in a world final at a race in Italy against winner from the Super Trofeo races in Europe and Asia.

All competitors will be piloting specially prepared Gallardo LP 570-4 racecars featuring 570-horsepower V10 engines and paired with all-wheel drive. Scroll down for the Lamborghini press release, which gives the full six-race schedule.

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Lamborghini Super Trofeo one-make racing series coming to America originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Lamborghini Unveils Latest and Final Gallardo GT3 Race Car

By Alexander Stoklosa

Lamborghini’s Gallardo is a dead model walking, er, rolling—a new one is coming for 2014—but that doesn’t mean the Italian automaker can’t squeeze just a bit more juice from the current version. Last year, the company refreshed the Gallardo and subsequently released an updated LP570-4 Super Trofeo racing version. Now the Gallardo GT3 race car is being updated, as well, to both mimic the pedestrian 2013 Gallardo’s fresh look and to improve its racing performance.

Just like the Gallardo GT3 that came before it, the new GT3 FL2 was co-developed by Reiter Engineering and Lamborghini’s motorsports arm. The duo fitted the Gallardo with a new aerodynamic body kit, beefed up the brakes to better handle endurance racing, and trimmed 55 pounds from its curb weight. Sounds good to us, but let’s be real—this car’s true appeal lies with its bad-ass, super-awesome looks. Plus, at €320,000 (that’s $430,000 at current exchange rates), the Gallardo GT3 undercuts McLaren’s MP4-12C GT3 car by nearly $100,000. So there’s that.



Deliveries of the new Gallardo GT3 begin this spring, and the car will compete in the Blancpain Endurance Series, Asia Le Mans Series, and the Italian GT3 Championship this year and next. Lamborghini also announced that it has entered into a (minimum) five-year agreement with Reiter Engineering to help it field GT3 cars, meaning the racing version of the Gallardo’s replacement will be handled by Reiter, as well.

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