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28 Jul 2013

It seems like barely a month goes by without Lamborghini rolling out yet another limited edition version of the ageing Gallardo. This model has been around for 10 years, though in reality the LP560 was introduced in 2008 which brought many changes. But the basic architecture, layout, interior and styling of the car are now 10 years old, with the new model not expected until late 2014.

So Lambo have to keep interest up we suppose, and very much like the Edizione Tecnica versions of the Superleggera, the new model is aimed at those who want a raw track car experience for the road. Named the Squadra Corse after Lamborghini’s racing division, the new special edition is claimed to be the fastest Gallardo yet.

Using the same 562 bhp 5.2 litre V10 as the Superleggera and Performante models, with power sent through the six speed e:gear automated manual gearbox to all four wheels, the Squadra Corse sprints from 0 – 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and hits a top speed of 199 mph.

Visually it differs from the other models by taking inspiration from the Super Trofeo race cars, using the new LP560 front and rear end treatment with a lot more aggression added in. The huge carbon rear wing is straight off the Super Trofeo racer and there is a larger rear diffuser in carbon. Up front the bumper has a large splitter and extra intakes. There is also a carbon fibre engine cover which is held on by racing-style quick release catches. We have to say, this is the first model with the new front and rear end treatment that we’ve actually liked – this one certainly looks purposeful.

The Squadra Corse is available in grey, yellow, red or white and all have the tricolore stripes of the Italian flag along the sides.

All very impressive, but we just can’t wait to see what Lamborghini do with the new model. The delay is due to it being co-developed with the new Audi R8 with which it will share a lot of components. Given how outrageous the Aventador is, and how accomplished the Ferrari 458 and McLaren 12C are, the new Gallardo (which is likely to get a new name) will have to be something spectacular. The V10 engine will remain, but it is expected to have 600 bhp to compete.

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