Date posted : August 21. 2013
Just when you think the number of special editions on the Lamborghini Gallardo has been finalized with the new Squadra Corse version I bring you another one ... back in April 2013 Lamborghini held a special Gallardo Track day in Asia, a market that has become rather important for Automobili Lamborghini SpA ... and with the Blancpain Super Trofeo series being held in Asia for the second year it was time to put together something special.
The Lamborghini distributor in Taipei organized this event and had no less than four Gallardo present, two units of the facelift LP560-4 as seen in Paris in 2012, a red Superleggera Edizione Tecnica and a white Gallardo that looks like an LP550-2 ... still these were totally overshadowed by a very special car ... the Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Asia.
The Super Trofeo Asia is a commemorative edition to celebrate the success of the Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series, just like the original Super Trofeo Stradale was earlier ... but this special, limited edition Asia version has one unique feature ... the paint, in fact the original Super Trofeo Stradale could be ordered in red, white or grey ... this Super Trofeo Asia comes in yellow only.
Do note the Super Trofeo Asia still has the red Alcantara sections on the seats and the lower section of the dashboard ... in fact the dashboard shows Super Trofeo Stradale in fact, so I guess it comes straight from that model, as does the rear wing installed, the vertical fins on the extremities are finished in bright red just like the brake calipers behind those beautiful lightweight, glossy black wheels.
The Super Trofeo engine cover is also used on this Asia edition while the rear view mirrors get a beautiful clear carbon fiber finish ... the same material is used abundantly inside this special limited edition Gallardo ... and it sure is very limited, only three are available ... and Ka Ma Societe managed to obtain the number 2 of 3.
While apart from the paint used this Super Trofeo Asia looks about identical to the Stradale version there is one major difference ... this yellow Gallardo does not show the STS decals on the rear wing nor on the front air intake ... still with 570hp at 8,000 rpm the Super Trofeo Asia puts only 1,340kg on the scales, resulting in a power to weight ratio of 2.35kg/hp.
Going from 0 to 100km/h is done in 3.4 seconds ... 200km/h is reached in 10.4 seconds and this Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Asia runs out of breath at 320km/h while the sound coming from the four dark shaded exhausts only gets better and better along the way.
I didn't find any information on pricing or if this car is even available outside of Asia (I highly doubt it to be honest) ... and if all three have been sold already ... but it did come as a surprise to see a yellow finished Super Trofeo Stradale edition ... oh no, it is called Super Trofeo Asia, sorry.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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