Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition
Italian supercar make Lamborghini has teamed with Blancpain -- the world's oldest luxury watchmaker and title sponsor of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo competition -- to create a limited-production and street-legal version of the all-wheel-drive model used in that single-marque racing series. Presented this weekend at the final race event of the season before heading on to Paris, it represents the latest in an ever-lengthening line of uniquely configured takes on the basic Gallardo theme.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition gets its motivation from the same 5.2-liter/570-horsepower V10 engine used in the lightweight Gallardo Superleggera model. However, the even more extensive use of carbon fiber in both its exterior and interior components trims curb weight on the Blancpain Edition to just 2,954 pounds -- almost 200 less than a standard Gallardo -- and makes it the lightest road-going Lambo in the automaker's current lineup. The resulting optimized power-to-weight ratio lets this sinister street stormer blast from 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and head on up to 199 mph.
To properly set off the package, the Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition is fitted with the same high-profile rear spoiler and more cooling-conducive engine cover found on the Super Trofeo race vehicles. Complementing its unique matte-black and carbon-fiber exterior are a set of 20-inch Skorpius alloy wheels first seen on the Gallardo Balboni special edition and Super Trofeo race-spec carbon-ceramic brake rotors matched with yellow-painted calipers. On the sponsor side of things, the car also sports a selection of yellow Blancpain logos on its nose, tail and spoiler. Inside, black Alcantara is counterpointed with yellow accent bits and more yellow Blancpain insignias embroidered into the deeply-bolstered sport seats.