Automobili Lamborghini’s President and CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, presented the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo at a press conference in the Atalaya Centre at the Navarra race circuit yesterday.
It’s not often I’ll use the words ‘anti-climax’ in the same sentence as ‘Lamborghini’, but with all the kerfuffle started by Lamborghini’s ‘NOVA’ video, you’d have thought something genuinely ‘New’ was being presented at the Paris Motor Show.
Instead we get Triangles and Trapezoids.
In 1978, Director Claude Lelouch produced a 10 minute short-film called C’était un Rendezvous (“It was a date”) , showing a high speed drive through the streets of Paris. The sequence was filmed by a camera mounted on the bumper of a Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9, then dubbed with the sound of Lelouch’s Ferrari 275GTB. The rest as they say is history.
Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale – it’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it? But the simplest way of describing Lamborghini’s new variant is by telling you this is the most extreme Gallardo ever.
Angie Voluti wrote a few months about the naming advantage of Italian car companies in her article, ‘What’s in a Name?’, and Lamborghini’s latest special edition Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore provides a perfect example.
ROAD is all on track this issue. We’ve got a test of the £175,000 Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Superleggera at Snetterton. There’s the incredible Ariel Atom V8 launch. And, in the more affordable ‘real world,’ there’s the Mk6 Golf GTi, at Castle Combe circuit.
We also proudly announce our tie-in with the exciting Global Tuner GP event, in California, at Laguna Seca.