This extraordinary super sports car joins the competitive spirit of the Super Trofeo race car with a unique design and one hundred per cent of road use. The first race Gallardo exclusive and limited edition Blancpain production was presented by Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, and Marc A. Hayek, President and CEO of Blancpain, the final race weekend of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo on Sunday, September 26 in the "Piero Taruffi" circuit, Vallelunga.
Automobili Lamborghini, the Italian manufacturer of extreme super sports cars, and Blancpain, watch the world's oldest luxury brands are among the best in their respective sectors worldwide. Blancpain has recently been voted "Best of the Best" brand in the world shows the most exquisite of the "Luxury Institute" in New York. Now, both brands came together to develop a unique blend of technology and design to create the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition, making the power of the world's fastest racing series in a single-brand vehicle road-legal .
Blancpain is the title sponsor of the series of successful Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. Cooperation between these two brands together the highest levels of excellence in automotive engineering and precision timing. Blancpain has been producing masterpieces of innovative watchmaking art Joux Valley in Switzerland since 1735. Each watch is assembled by a single watchmaker, reflecting the quality and individual attention Lamborghini built its super sports car for the road, and its 570 hp Super Trofeo race car.
Both brands share a huge passion for racing. Blancpain is not only intensely involved with the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, but also official timekeeper for the FIA GT1 World Championship - where the cars Lamborghini also compete against other brands. In July, Lamborghini earned his first victory in the championship newly formed on the legendary circuit of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, where former Formula One driver Riccardo Zonta and Frank Kechele charged with first-place finish.
"Lamborghini is very happy with his cooperation with Blancpain. In just its second year, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo was imposed in the first division of the race gentlemen," said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "Every race is a battle of dedication and passion for every hundredth of a second single - something that characterizes both of our brands. The Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition demonstrates the close link between our roads going super cars sports and racing car. "
"It's a very intense and dynamic partnership between business sectors very disparate, but with the same drive for innovation and excellence in mechanical," said Marc A. Hayek, President and CEO of Blancpain. "For me, Blancpain has always been a real revolutionary - even a little crazy - with the spirit of adventure. We have always tried to be a little different, be innovative and try things that nobody had ever achieved before. This pursuit of excellence is a passion that is shared by Blancpain and Lamborghini, "Hayek continued. "Lamborghini is definitely a first class manufacturer with the highest levels of competence in engineering, which is why the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo offers an ideal platform to attract even more attention to our brand worldwide."
Marc A. Hayek is not only the president and CEO of Blancpain, it is also an avid auto racing and accomplished. He has already claimed several victories in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, and is currently fighting for the podium in the Pro-Am Drivers' Standings.
In this particular configuration, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition shows the spirit of competition - the powerful rear spoiler for maximum stability and the engine cover of optimized ventilation were taken directly from the racing car also in the world fastest one make series. The edition is also equipped with wheel brake calipers painted yellow and Skorpius disc is, of course, from carbon-ceramic composites. A striking visual characteristic which matches the black paint is the carbon fiber used to make external components such as lens and mirror housings.
Inside Edition Blancpain reinforces the very nature of the Gallardo sports, without sacrificing the comfort of the driver and passenger. The interior is finished in black Alcantara with yellow accents and visible carbon fiber. Blancpain logo is placed on the outside and also on the seats and interior in yellow stitching. Propel the Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition comes courtesy of the unit 570 hp V10 production car of the Superleggera - as is the case for the Super Trofeo race car. Superb traction drive system ensures perfect stability in all situations.
The super sports car from Sant'Agata Bolognese has a dry weight of up to 1340 kg (2954 lb) - the lightest model of road courses in the Lamborghini.
A key factor is the exterior and interior components made from carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is ideal for the manufacture of sports cars because its use reduces the weight and improved mechanical properties. The car performance is enhanced through better power to weight ratio and reduces the total mass, meaning that CO2 emissions are also lower.
The V10 power unit with 5.2-liter (317.6 ft in.) displacement generates 419 kilowatts (570 hp) in the edition Gallardo Blancpain. This puts the power to weight ratio of just 2.35 kg vehicle (5.18 lbs) per horsepower and performance guarantees breathtaking. This super sports car manages the dash from zero to 100 kmh (0-62 mph) in 3.4 seconds and flies over 200 km / h (124 mph) mark just 6.8 seconds later, at the end of over 320 km / h (199 mph).