The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale has a maximum dry weight of only 1,340kg – 70kg less than its already pared down relative, the Gallardo LP 560-4. This creates an exceptional power-to-weight ratio of 2.35kg per hp with predictable results. Acceleration to 100km/h takes 3.4 seconds, 200km/h is reached 10.4 seconds later, and the maximum speed is 320km/h.
Behind these figures is, of course, the V10 engine. Generating 570hp at 8,000rpm and 540Nm of torque at 6,500rpm, this powerhouse produces one of the most stirring and distinctive sounds you will hear on or off the track.
‘Race tested’ in the championship series, the robotised e-Gear six-speed transmission is standard equipment. Using steering wheel-mounted paddles, the system allows electronically controlled shifting that’s much faster than any human could manage with a conventional manual gearbox. ‘Thrust mode’ programs a true racing start with take off from up to 5,000rpm but minimal wheel spin.