The Lamborghini Gallardo was a monumental model for the Italian supercar company. Up until last October, it was Lamborghini’s best-selling and most-produced model of all time during its 10-year production run from 2003 to 2013. The Lamborghini Huracan broke its record build number of 14,022 examples in half the time, though this doesn’t make its predecessor any less special. It’s the V10-powered supercar credited with helping to turnaround Lamborghini’s fortunes.
The Gallardo established Lamborghini into a market segment previously dominated by arch-rival Ferrari. So when it came time to say a final farewell to the Gallardo in 2013, Lamborghini knew something ultra-exclusive was necessary. The Gallardo Squadra Corse LP 570-4 was the result.
It boasts the same 5.2-liter 562 HP V10 engine as the Super Trofeo racer, which together with a 6-speed E-gear transmission will take you from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in a little over 3.0 seconds, and from zero to 124 mph (200 km/h) in a just 10.4 seconds.
Unlike regular Gallardo models of their era, the Squadra Corse came with a removable carbon fiber engine cover (with quick-release), new front and rear bumpers, carbon fiber rear wing, carbon-ceramic brakes, Tricolore decals on the sides, high-gloss black 19-inch wheels, and a choice of three colors for the calipers (red, black, yellow).
As for its black and yellow-themed interior, you get a plethora of carbon fiber and Alcantara, to go with a sound system, air conditioning plus all the convenience features you’d expect from a 7 year-old street legal exotic.
If you’re interested, then you’ll have your chance at ownership during the Indy 2020 auction event from June 23 to 28. There’s no reserve on the car but when sold new it cost at least $260,000. Chances are it’s increased in value since then.