• Mar 2, 2010
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera – Click above for high-res image gallery

Unlike the great majority of things in life, the Lamborghini Gallardo just keeps getting better and better. And then better. First came the 2007 Superleggera and it was wonderful. One year later saw the introduction of the LP560-4 and it's safe to say that quite a few of us on staff here at Autoblog would choose it as our "lottery car." Then, while we were busy losing money on Power Ball, Lamborghini came out with the rear-wheel-drive Valentino Balboni. And while we're still busy picking our jaws up off the floor from that stunner, Lambo drops this lime-green bombshell in our lap.

Meet the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera. The numbers are stoo-pid good. Ready? 561 horsepower from the now quite familiar 5.2-liter V10, which is up from 523 hp in the 2007 model). The Superleggera also weighs just 2,954 pounds. The last Superleggera tipped the scales at (a still light) 3,153 lbs, which means the new, much more powerful car is 199 pounds lighter. In fact, it weighs 33 pounds less than a Porsche Boxster – which is nuts. How'd Lambo pull it off? Well, Superleggera means "light weight" in Italian. That being said, the weight savings mostly come from carbon fiber with the rest of the fat being trimmed off the lightweight aluminum wheels.

In person, the LP570-4 looks fantastic, especially in screaming Lamborghini green. The big visual news is the massive, Reventon-inspired front air intakes, but we like the giant rear diffuser even more. In fact, we can't think of a single thing we don't like about the latest fighting bull from Sant'Agata, save the not-yet-announced price tag. Which is why we're so big on the lottery.



Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      To be clear, the 2,954 pound curb weight is *dry* weight. Which is still damn impressive, but if you add in 23.8 gallons of fuel at approximately 6.2 pounds/gallon (at 60 degrees) you're looking at an *additional* 148 pounds for a grand total of 3,102, or only 51 pounds less than a Gallardo Superleggera (and NOT the 199 pounds less identified in the article).

      As I said, still damn impressive for an AWD car with a V10, but let's compare apples to apples instead of apples to oranges.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes, I'm jealous.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Come on 7 18 21 35 48 5!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, what an amazing machine. Great post Jonny.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now here's a car i would take over a frickin hybrid Ferrari anyday. Please don't go the hybrid route Lambo.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @joeymazz

        you are forgetting the torque you get from electric motors.... 100% at zero RPM. this will do much to improve the performance of hybrids
        • 4 Years Ago
        If it works.....theres nothing wrong with the hybrid route. Did you expect things to stay the same?

        Guess you would like if cars still drove on wooden wheels....
        • 4 Years Ago
        Miketim1, Ferrari isn't going the hybrid route to improve performance or because "it works", they are doing it to meet incredibly strict upcoming fuel efficiency and emissions laws and to pander to the green crowd. I'm pretty sure that 500lbs of battery packs and an electric motor will do little to improve the performance of a Ferrari.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Our chest"? Are you conjoined twins?
      • 4 Years Ago
      My jaw just dropped.

      Gees now I have chest hair in my mouth.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looking forward to YouTube videos of rich guys crashing this. And that front splitter looks vulnerable and expensive. Should be good!
      • 4 Years Ago
      And the auto show babes used by Lambo all look like Sophia Lorens daughters, without their moms famous schnozolla. I wonder if the Autoblog guys would purchase this over the LP 670-4 SV when they hit that lottery.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yeah, its a light car and all but lambo still suck at racing. When was the last time they won at anything?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Stationary, it's the fastest car i've ever seen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a peice of sex.
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