Hardcore Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse To Cross The Auction Block
Named after a famous breed of fighting bull and originally unveiled in 2003, the Lamborghini Gallardo quickly became a top seller for Automobili Lamborghini and it’s not hard to see or understand why. The Lamborghini Gallardo stayed in production for eleven long years and during that period Automobili Lamborghini produced 14,022 examples worldwide making the Lamborghini Gallardo the best selling Lamborghini model of all time. Over it’s eleven year production cycle Automobili Lamborghini unveiled numerous limited edition models based on the Gallardo, including the Gallardo Superleggera, Gallardo Performante and Galardo Valentino Balboni just to mention a few.
As any real Lamborghini enthusiast will know, the Gallardo was also pretty successful on the global racing circuit with the Gallardo Super Trofeo taking part in numerous racing series around the world including the Blancpain Super Trofeo series and the American Le Man’s Series. In 2014 the very last Lamborghini Gallardo rolled out of Automobili Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata factory but just before production of the Gallardo ended, Automobili Lamborghini blessed the automotive universe with one last special edition of the much loved Gallardo. This is it, what you are looking at ladies and gentlemen is the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse and this particular example is set to cross the auction block at Mecum Auctions upcoming event on 23 June.
You are probably asking, what exactly makes the Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse so special? Well, the Gallardo Squadra Corse was the final street legal version of the Gallardo Super Trofeo racecar to be produced by Automobili Lamborghini before the Gallardo was replaced by the Huracan in 2014. If that isn’t special enough for you, Automobili Lamborghini also produced the Gallardo Squadra Corse in limited numbers, in fact just 50 examples were produced worldwide with just 15 examples allocated to the United States.
Starting with the exterior, the Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse may have featured the same exterior design as a regular Gallardo but it did benefit from a long list of model specific upgrades which include a removable engine cover with quick-release system, revised front and rear bumpers, a carbon composite fixed rear wing, a carbon composite engine cover, eye catching tricolore decals on the sides and a set of 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels finished in gloss black. When new, the Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse of offered in four body colours “Giallo Midas” (yellow), “Bianco Monocerus” (white), “Grigio Thalasso” (grey) and “Rosso Mars” (red). The vehicle featured in this article is 1 of 15 examples which was allocated to the United States, therefore it features a “Giallo Midas” exterior paint finish which was the only exterior finish offered to US customers.
Inside, this Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse features an immaculate yellow and black Alcantara upholstered interior which is complimented by yellow contrast stitching, carbon fiber door panels with yellow fabric door pulls, a carbon fibre center console, carbon fibre steering mounted shift paddles and a black Alcantara trimmed carbon fibre steering wheel. Also present inside is a long list of creature comforts which include a centrally mounted display, high quality audio system, air conditioning and everything else one would expect from a six year old Lamborghini. Powering this Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse is a the same 5.2 litre, naturally-aspirated V10 engine from the Gallardo Super Trofeo which is paired to a 6-speed e-gear transmission.
With a power output of 562 hp, the Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse can sprint from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in under 3.0 seconds and it will top out at 325 km/h (202 mph). As mentioned earlier in this article, this rare 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse is set to cross the auction block at Mecum Auctions upcoming event on 23 June. Unfortunately at the time of writing this article, no auction estimates were available for this stunning Gallardo Squadra Corse but we are pretty sure it will get quite a bit of attention.