To achieve its incredible power-to-weight ratio of 2.35kg per CV, the V10, 5.2-litre engine generates 570 CV. The results are clear. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera gets from 0 to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds and has a maximum speed of 352km/h. Yet despite this thrilling turn of speed, its fuel consumption is improved and CO2 emissions are reduced by 20.5 percent compared with the previous model.
Harnessing the power of this engine is an advanced, no-compromise e-gear transmission. Operated via steering wheel-mounted paddles, this automated system shifts through its six ratios using electronic management, with complete smoothness and lightning speed. E-gear has three different driving modes, including ‘Thrust mode’, which allows the car to launch at 5,000rpm with minimal wheelspin.
Transferring all this accessible performance to the road is a sophisticated permanent four-wheel drive system that divides the V10’s power at a ratio of 30/70 between the front and rear wheels. As you would expect, the weight distribution of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera is a near perfectly balanced 43/57 front to rear.