2010 Geneva Preview: Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera, Gallardo drops 154 pounds

Tomorrow, the curtains will open on the 2010 Geneva Motor Show press days so that means we’ll be getting a bunch of pre-auto show releases today. One of the most exciting debuts in Geneva includes the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera, the new top model in the Gallardo lineup.

When compared to the standard Gallardo LP560-4, the weight of the Gallardo LP570-4 has been dropped by 154 pounds to a total dry weight of no more than 2,954 pounds. That makes the Gallardo LP570-4 the lightest road-going model in Lamborghini’s lineup. Lamborghini says that one key factor to cutting weight is the exterior and interior components, which are made from carbon fiber.

Power for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 comes from a 5.2L V10 making 562-hp with a maximum torque of 399 lb-ft. Mated to a 6-speed e-gear automatic transmission, that allows the lightweight monster to go from 0-62 mph in just 3.4 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in 10.2 seconds and allows it to keep going up to a top speed of 202 mph.

Not that many enthusiasts would care but the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera is also considerably more efficient – compared with its base model. The Superleggera model averages a fuel-economy of 13 mpg.

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera:

– By: Kap Shah