2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 27 February 2007 , 17:02:04 byAlina

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Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

Lamborghini had created the Gallardo Superleggera that is a little different from the other models in its class. It is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. The fact that it is so exquisite, the carmaker offers it as a limited edition. The specialists decreased the weight of the model by 100 kg using advanced materials and technologies. For example, the engine hood is made of visible carbon fiber and transparent polycarbonate. On the interior the carmaker offered carbon fiber sports seats covered in Alcantara. The Gallardo Superleggera features robotized mechanical e-gear as standard, a sports package including shock absorbers and a special suede-covered steering wheel. The model is available in four colors. The list of options that can be requested includes the multimedia system with navigator and CD-changer, a rear video camera, a Carbon accessories kit for the interior, a fixed rear spoiler and many others.

A big step on the international scene of racing cars has been taken by Lamborghini with the creation of Gallardo Superleggera. Due to the new standards of the new car version (extra 10hp, weight decrease-100kg) it is said to be even better than the Sporty Gallardo. The proportions of the new Superleggera - weight/power (2.5kg/hp) make it to be the n umber one.


What makes it differ from the other models of it's class is its acceleration. In only 3.8 seconds it can be at 100km/h(0-62mph);with 0.2 seconds difference from the classic model.

Definitely, Superleggera is a very exquisite car in racing being tuned moreover with a gearbox that can facilitate to shift without moving a lot both hands. Because it has so many expensive but important innovations the new Gallardo version can be found in a limited edition.


Lighter Construction


Lamborghini engineers decreased the Lamborghini Gallardo's already low weight when empty (1,430 kg) by another 100 kg using advanced materials and technologies. The engine hood is made of visible carbon fiber and transparent polycarbonate, a type of material that guarantees lightness and also shows off the magnificent V10. The rear diffuser and underbody covering, the rearview mirrors, door panels and the central tunnel's covering are also made of carbon fiber. Further reductions in weight were achieved by replacing certain glass surfaces with transparent polycarbonate. For the interior, monocoque carbon fiber sports seats covered in Alcantara® were chosen to ensure restraint of the driver and passenger during the intense lateral accelerations that the Gallardo Superleggera is capable of achieving around curves.


Exclusive Options


A comprehensive specification and extensive range of options will be available, with some exclusive to the Superleggera. The Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera comes with robotized mechanical e-gear as standard; a sports package including shock absorbers; and special suede-covered steering wheel. The car is available in four colors: Midas Yellow, Borealis Orange, Telesto Gray and Noctis Black. Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires (standard) on new Scorpius forged rims accentuate the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. A few of the options that can be requested include the multimedia system with navigator and CD-changer; a rear video camera to make parking easier (with optional rear wing only); a Carbon accessories kit for the interior; a fixed rear spoiler; a four-point seatbelt (not for USA); tubular rear frame or fitting points for later inclusion (not for USA, Japan or Middle East); and carbon-ceramic brakes.