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Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Italdesign Giugiaro will display eleven vintage models at this year’s Techno Classica Essen.
Included are a triumvirate of VW models, such as the first-generation Passat (1973), Golf (1974) and Scirocco (1974). Also on display are a Seat Ibiza (1984), Audi 80 (1978), Lamborghini Gallardo (2002), and the still stunningly gorgeous Volkswagen W12 Nardò prototype (2001).
Do these selections fairly represent the show’s theme of “automotive milestones”?
Being stuck in the traffic never looked so good
Starring: Lamborghini Murcileago & Gallardo, Ferrari F430 & 360 and Porsche 911
…or felt so much like a prison.
The Tale of Two Exotics: Racing is deeply rooted within Ferrari—Enzo actually sold road cars simply to fund his motorsport ventures. Interestingly, racing was never in Lamborghini’s blood. But Ferruccio set out to build a better and more exciting road car than Ferrari.
The 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera is designed to live on the track, and is equipped with firmer suspension tuning and weight-saving carbon-fiber components that shave 154 lb. from the stock Gallardo.
While the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera might not be as pretty as a Ferrari it certainly has stunning looks.
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante (up close and personal)
The name of Lamborghini’s latest creation is impressive, with a letter-, number- and fancy-Italian-name designation all squeezed together in harmony. Essentially, the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante is a convertible version of the Gallardo Superleggera. While the folks at Lamborghini must have a perfectly sound reason not to call it a Superleggera Convertible, it doesn’t take away from the fact that this is one remarkable automobile.
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante (Photo by Bruce Benedict)