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Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera news - Geneva show: Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera - 2007

Dominating
the Lamborghini stand - and indeed the attention of the entire show floor - at
Geneva was the extreme Gallardo Superleggera.

Lighter,
more powerful and faster than the standard Gallardo, the Superleggera promises
to be the hardest-driving Lambo ever - hardly an idle boast.

Using
the same five-litre V10, power has been upped fractionally to 522bhp, but the
Superleggera’s real trick is its weight-saving.

Overall
kerb weight stands at 1,330kg, some 100kg lighter than the stock Gallardo. It’s
all due to the lightweight aluminium spaceframe structure, which is hung with
thermoplastic panels and topped off by a carbon-fibre bonnet.

The
interior has been put on a diet, too, with the Gallardo’s leather trim replaced
by carbon fibre and racing bucket seats.

However,
it’s not quite a stripped-out racer, as the Superleggera retains modern
luxuries like air con and a CD player.

But
who needs a CD player when you’ve got the music of a screaming V10 behind your
 head?

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