‘The Gallardo Superleggera isn’t just special, it’s spectacular.’ So concluded evo magazine’s notoriously tough road tester, Richard Meaden, when the all-wheel drive lightweight Lambo was first launched to the press. And even just to look at, this low-mileage, exceptionally rare Giallo Midas example confirms the truth of his statement.
Superleggera essentially means super lightweight, and Lamborghini’s engineers went to obsessive lengths ensure that this version of the Gallardo lived up to its badging. The inside door panels are one-piece carbonfibre; the big bolstered sports seats have carbonfibre shells; the engine cover’s glass window has been replaced by a featherweight transparent polycarbonate cover; the thin-spoked Skorpious wheels are forged from magnesium and even feature titanium wheel nuts for extra weight reduction; the wheel hubs are lighter but stronger, and there are thinner front driveshafts and propshaft. All this careful attention to detail was very much worth it – the Superleggera is a whopping 100kg lighter than a standard V10-engined Gallardo.
Why bother? Because even with just 9bhp more than the standard car, the Superleggera’s aggressive responsiveness to the throttle, the steering and the brakes makes it feel like a completely different car.
Despite its very clear nod towards the race track, this Superleggera is very well equipped. It features Xenon headlights, carbon-ceramic brakes, black Alcantara seats with contrasting yellow flashing and stitching, climate control, sat-nav and a multi-media package including a six-CD changer.
This is one awesomely brutal performer with a savage soundtrack: a car for the wild at heart.
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