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    Yet another Lamborghini special edition

    26.09.2010 LAMBORGHINI TODAY WILL LAUNCH "TROFEO" INSPIRED GALLARDO SUPERLEGGERA

    Today in Rome, Lamborghini and Blancpain will show off a new special series Gallardo which commemorates the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo: the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition which is based on the Superleggera version and features racing inspired detailing and special trims.

    This sports car aims to joins the competition spirit of the Super Trofeo race car with an exclusive design and one hundred percent road-going usability. The first Gallardo from the exclusive and limited Blancpain Edition production run will be presented by Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, and Marc A. Hayek, President and CEO of Blancpain, at the final race weekend of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo today at the "Piero Taruffi" circuit, Vallelunga.

    Lamborghini, the manufacturer of Italian sports cars, and Blancpain, the world’s oldest luxury watchmaker, are among the very best brands in their respective sectors worldwide. Blancpain was recently voted the "Best of the Best" among the world’s most exquisite watch brands by the "Luxury Institute" in New York. Now the two brands have come together to create the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition, putting the power of the world’s fastest mono-marque race series into a road-legal vehicle.

    Blancpain is the title sponsor of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series. The cooperation between these two brands brings together the highest levels of engineering excellence from the automotive and chronometry industries. Blancpain has been producing innovative masterpieces of watch-making art in Switzerland’s Vallée de Joux since 1735. Each timepiece is assembled by one single watchmaker, reflecting the quality and individual attention with which Lamborghini builds its sports cars for the road, and its 570 hp Super Trofeo race cars.

    Both brands share a passion for racing. Blancpain is not only involved with the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, but is also official timekeeper for the FIA GT1 World Championship – where Lamborghini cars also compete against other prestigious marques. In July, Lamborghini secured its first win in the newly-formed championship at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, where former Formula One driver Riccardo Zonta and Frank Kechele charged to a first-place finish.

    "Lamborghini is extremely happy about its cooperation with Blancpain. In just its second year, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo has established itself in the premier league of gentlemen’s racing," says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "Each race is a battle of dedication and passion for every single hundredth of a second – something that characterises both of our brands. The Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition demonstrates the close bond between our road-going super sports cars and the race car."

    "This is a very intense and dynamic partnership between companies from highly disparate sectors, but with the same drive for innovation and mechanical excellence," says Marc A. Hayek, President and CEO of Blancpain. "For me, Blancpain has always been a true revolutionary - even a little crazy - with the spirit of adventure. We have always tried to be a little different, to remain innovative and to attempt things that no-one had ever achieved before. This pursuit of excellence is a passion that is shared by Blancpain and Lamborghini," continues Hayek. "Lamborghini is indisputably a first-class manufacturer with the highest levels of engineering competence, which is why the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo offers a perfect platform for attracting even more attention to our brand around the world." Hayek is also a passionate and accomplished race driver. He has already claimed several victories in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, and is currently fighting for the podium in the Pro-Am drivers’ standings.

    In this special configuration, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition shows the spirit of competition - the rear spoiler for maximum stability and the engine cover for optimised ventilation were derived directly from the Gallardo Super Trofeo. The Blancpain Edition is also equipped with Skorpius wheels with yellow-painted brake calipers and discs made from carbon-ceramic composite. One feature that complements the matt black paintwork is the carbon-fiber used to make external components, such as the diffuser and mirror casings.

    The interior of the Blancpain Edition is finished in black Alcantara with yellow accents and visible carbon-fiber. The Blancpain logo is placed on the exterior and also featured on the seats and cockpit in yellow stitching. Propulsion for the Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition comes courtesy of the 570 hp V10 power unit from the series Superleggera production car – as is the case for the Super Trofeo race car. The super sports car from Sant’Agata Bolognese boasts a dry weight of no more than 1340 kilograms (2954 lb) – the lightest road-going model in Lamborghini’s range.

    One key factor is the exterior and interior components made from carbon-fiber which is ideal for the manufacture of sports cars as its use allows for weight reduction and improved mechanical features. The car’s performance has the better power-to-weight ratio and reduced total mass of the Superleggera, which means that CO2 emissions are also lower. The V10 power unit with 5.2 liters (317.6 cu in) of displacement generates 419 kW (570 hp) in the Gallardo Blancpain Edition. This puts the power-to-weight ratio of the vehicle at only 2.35 kilograms (5.18 lb) per hp and guarantees breathtaking performance. This super sports car handles the dash from zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.4 seconds and flies past the 200 km/h (124 mph) mark only 6.8 seconds later, ultimately exceeding 320 km/h (199 mph). All performance data is the same as the Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera.

     

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    Re: Yet another Lamborghini special edition

    now porsche can do a (sports)-chrono edition


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    Re: Yet another Lamborghini special edition

     This car is gay and you are retarded if you buy it instead of a used, black 560 for $170K or instead of a used, black 560 SL which will be $200K in a couple months.

    Lamborghini is getting desperate to move all their extra parts.


    Re: Yet another Lamborghini special edition

    whats really funny is, that in their communication blancpain and lambo are conveying totally different messages.

    one wants to stand for heritage, conservatism while the other wants to be seen as young and cutting edge. it just doesn't fly.


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Yet another Lamborghini special edition

     That wing is way too over the top, even for a wild edition Lambo. I call ricer on this one, big time.


    Re: Yet another Lamborghini special edition

    Thay are also coming out with SL Spider
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    Re: Yet another Lamborghini special edition

    what's that ? parmigiano edition ?


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Yet another Lamborghini special edition

    intouch1:

    whats really funny is, that in their communication blancpain and lambo are conveying totally different messages.

    one wants to stand for heritage, conservatism while the other wants to be seen as young and cutting edge. it just doesn't fly.

     I think that Marc Hayek was just looking for a way to do some car racing . He found the perfect excuse...and has it paid by the businessSmiley


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    Re: Yet another Lamborghini special edition

    Lamborghini's sales have been dire for the past 18 months or so and this model really smacks of desperation. From what I can gather for example they've only sold 80 or so new cars in the UK in the last year and that's across 6 dealerships


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    Re: Yet another Lamborghini special edition

    needs a GT3RS wing to get her time down to 7:30s at the ring


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    Re: Yet another Lamborghini special edition

     oh please... no more....


    Re: Yet another Lamborghini special edition

    Just nice.............................


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    Re: Yet another Lamborghini special edition

    Another useless Limited Edition from Lambo

    The Gallardo  been in the market since 04 and already they came out with 4 limited editions. Also, I can't forget the stupid Murci Versace


    Re: Yet another Lamborghini special edition

    koko:

    Another useless Limited Edition from Lambo

    The Gallardo  been in the market since 04 and already they came out with 4 limited editions. Also, I can't forget the stupid Murci Versace


    OTOH, look at all the recent Porsche 911 " specials "- about one a month and more to come . Don't think for a moment the Turbo S and Turbo S Cab are the last versions of those two nameplates before the 997 curtain is drawn, for example. They'll be simialrly badge - reengineered too, to clear out the Turbo specific parts bins.

    Smiley


     
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