The Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera was the range topping
Gallardo for 2007. This is due to increased power (an additional
10 hp over the Gallardo
SE) and a 100 kg reduction in weight.
The Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera also has the fastest acceleration
in its class. It needs only 3.8 seconds to go from 0 to 100
km/h (0-62 mph); 0.2 seconds less than the basic model.
The Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera is an extremely high-performance
car: it includes a standard robotized mechanical 'e-gear' gearbox
that guarantees shifting without removing hands from the steering wheel.
The Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera's engine is the latest
version of Lamborghini's well-known 4,961 cm3 V10. Now 530 hp
is reached at 8,000 rpm. The increase in power was made possible
by the engine's improved volumetric efficiency through reduced
intake load losses and by exhaust backpressures, together with
optimized electronic control. Naturally, emission levels observe
the strict EURO 4 and LEV II standards.
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 Superleggera's 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