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.
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.