The name Superleggera will drive the guys to dream! Lamborghini is scheduled to unveil the new lightweight, high-performance version of the Gallardo called the Superleggera at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The term, Superleggera, refers to lightweight body construction and it has nothing to do with superb legs! This zooming splendor gets an extra 10 hp and 154 fewer pounds (for U.S. model), allowing the Italian hypercar to sprint to 60 in 3.8 seconds, 0.2 seconds less than the standard Gallardo. The weight reduction comes from swapping out a number of components with carbon fiber bits, including the wing mirrors, door panels, engine cover, and the central tunnels covering. After the cut-down, the Superleggera weighs just 3,152 pounds — 5.5 pounds/hp.
The car’s engine is the latest version of Lamborghini’s well-known 4,961 cc V10. It is also equipped with robotized mechanical e-gear as standard; a sports package including shock absorbers; and a special suede-covered steering wheel. The new Gallardo Superleggera can be ordered through the dealer network starting March 2007: production volumes will be restricted to lower numbers than the standard Gallardo.