Top Gear drives the Lambo Gallardo STS
Flat out across Italy in the extreme new Super Trofeo Stradale. The perfect day?
Posted: 21 Mar 2012
This Super Trofeo Stradale - much like Lamborghini itself - has an odd sort of knack for the unsubtle. The outlandish styling, the 4x4, the mechanical thrash and, yes, even that thumping gearchange, all make it unique. The Gallardo is no longer cutting-edge. But it is anthemic, and almost definitively supercar. It makes you 10 years old in an instant. The Super Trofeo Stradale is, to all intents and rational purposes, pointless.You have to be going silly fast to really take advantage of the wing, and on the road that would eventually lead to your name being replaced with a prison number or a toe-tag. I suspect also that on a big, fast, scary track, the STS might actually - though immense fun for a bit - eventually feel too soft. So, rational thinking would say stick to a regular Superleggera, a standard LP560-4 or the forthcoming, cheapest, non-special-edition and rear-wheel-drive LP550-2.