The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera is just one in a line of high end Italian vehicles from the company. It is a sleek vehicle that is easily recognizable as a Lamborghini due to its shape and distinctive features. Many sport-car fans tend to gravitate towards the Gallardo which was the company's entry level into the world of exotic sports cars. It is Lamborghini's bestselling car model and in 2010 four models were available, one being the LP 570-4 Superleggera. The main focus of this car is to reduce weight in all aspects of the vehicle in an effort to make it even faster. This model's main competitors include the Ferrari 458 Italia, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage and the Audi R8 GT which has a similar engine. The LP570-4 is an upgrade to the Gallardo LP 560-4 and is similar in many regards with the exception of a few changes.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera is known for being more powerful, more dynamic and lighter that the Gallardo 560-4 weighing only 2954 pounds. This makes it the lightest road-going model made by the company. The Engineers also improved the aerodynamics of the Lamborghini by remodeling the front bumper, which allows for large intakes of air. The front end has a sharper image staying true to the other cars in the line. It also has four large tailpipes along with a standard rear spoiler and an optional big rear spoiler. In an effort to ensure that the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera sports coupe lived up to its demand for more speed, the engineers aimed to reduce weight not only in the exterior components of the vehicle, but also in the interior.
The car is made with high-end carbon fiber components and the door panels, encompassed by the e-gear transmission and centre tunnel cover are all made with carbon fiber. This material makes a great contribution to reducing the overall weight of the car. Since Lamborghini's are known for their speed, one cannot underestimate what sits under the hood of this sports coupe. The standard 2011-2012 Lamborghini Gallardo 570-4 Superleggera is being offered with the e-gear transmission which operates through steering wheel paddles.
In the grand scheme of things this is not the most impressive car that Lamborghini has ever made, so while it may be great for a first time sports car owner it is not going to know the socks off many longtime or hardcore Lamborghini fans. The sale price for the vehicle started at 237,600 dollars but there are added costs, which include a destination charge of $2,995. If you opt for either the six speed manual transmission or the six speed e gear you will have to pay an additional 3000 dollars. If you already own a Lamborghini, the Gallardo 570-4 Superleggera will not necessarily give you the urge to upgrade.