Lamborghini Gallardo LP570 Superleggera

The Gallardo LP560-4 was remarkable (Top Gear used words like "phenomenal" and "epic"), but the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera is even lighter and more powerful. Like the previous 2007 Superleggera, the LP570 uses carbon fibre extensively inside and out to reduce weight to just 1,340 kg making it the lightest road-going Lamborghini in the range. In fact the carbon fibre seems to be everywhere: the rear diffuser, underbody paneling, exterior mirror housings, door sills and the rear spoiler. They've also switched the side glass, the rear glass and the engine cover to light-weight polycarbonate.

All this means that performance over the standard Gallardo has been improved to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds, and a 202 mph top speed.

  Standard Mileage
24 Hours £ 700 100
Weekend £ 2,100 300
Full Week £ 4,200 700


The Superleggera has improved engine management software to extract another 10 horsepower from the standard Gallardo's direct-injection V10. The 570 horsepower motor also gets a launch-control mode, which winds the engine up to 5,000 rpm before releasing the supercar to reach 124 mph in 10.2 seconds. Peak output comes at 8,000 rpm, while max torque of 398 lb-ft arrives at 6,500 rpm. The Superleggera features the normal Gallardo's six-speed, robotized E-gear transmission as standard.

Technical Specification

Engine 5204cc, 10 cylinders
Power 570bhp @ 8000rpm
Torque 397 lb ft @ 6500rpm
Transmission Six-speed permanent 4-wheel-drive with viscous traction system
Acceleration 0-62mph: 3.4sec
Max. Speed 202mph
Fuel/CO2 13.5 l/100 km (combined) / 319 g/km

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