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Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale unveiled at Frankfurt

Lamborghini has unveiled the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale on the wake of the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. The new model is the most extreme Lamborghini Gallardo yet, featuring lightweight revisions and a powerful V10 engine.

Lamborghini unveiled the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale last night at a Volkswagen press conference in the lead-up to the big show, wowing the audience with its dramatic new body, bright red paint and carbon fibre trimmings.

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale is based on Lamborghini’s Super Trofeo one-make series race car, featuring a similarly styled front bumper bar, with carbon fibre extensions, while the rear end features a comprehensive carbon fibre rear diffuser section and a rear wing.

All up, with the help of an aluminium and carbon fibre construction, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale weighs 70kg less than the next lightest weight Gallardo, tipping the scales at 1340kg.

In the back sits a 5.2-litre V10 outputting 419kW (562hp) at 8000rpm and 540Nm of torque available at 6500rpm. This, most powerful Gallardo engine is then backed up by Lamborghini’s e-gear six-speed paddle-shift transmission, also seen in the race car.

Other race car highlights include carbon-ceramic 365mm disc brakes with eight-piston calipers on the front, and 356mm four-piston calipers on the rear. There’s also aluminium double wishbone suspension, a rollcage, an in-car fire extinguisher and four-point harnesses with Alcantara race seats.

Only 150 examples of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale specials will be made. Pricing is yet to be announced but reports indicate a starting price of around £183,948 (approximately AU$281,951 with straight conversion, less taxes).

It will only be available in three colours: red, grey and white. Stunning.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.