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Sydney show: Lambo's leaner Gallardo

Superlight: Wildest Gallardo yet hits the road at more than $500,000.

Lamborghini's 100kg lighter, 390kW Superleggera takes the Gallardo to new extremes

11 Oct 2007

LAMBORGHINI presented a leaner and meaner Gallardo at the Australian International Motor Show today.

The Gallardo Superleggera is a lighter, more powerful version of the already fast Gallardo.

Lamborghini engineers have managed to cut an amazing 100kg from the Gallardo with a variety of measures including using carbon-fibre for several exterior panels, while polycarbonate has also replaced some glass surfaces.

An improved intake and exhaust system frees up an extra 8kW for a total of 390kW. That, combined with the weight reduction, allows the Superleggera to sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the regular car.

Lamborghini Australia is now taking orders for the lightweight supercar, which is priced from $490,000.

For the record, “superleggera” is Italian for “super-light”. Lamborghini also added some style in Sydney with a Versace Murcielago LP640.

The special limited-edition black-and-white model is not for sale in Australia.

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