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
All that stuff is easy to ignore, though. The gods are smiling. It's a perfect day. Crisp and bright, endlessly shiny and newly made. The sunshine is as unsubtle as the STS's spoiler; light slicing its way through the forest like silvery lasers. I'm only half-surprised it's not setting fire to the trees. And this is still a rather lovely Lamborghini Gallardo, even, if we're being brutally honest, if it feels pretty much identical to the Superleggera - the rear wing sitting so high on its twin posts that it's invisible from the driver's seat. A little stiffer through the body perhaps, thanks to the web of half-cage/roll bar behind the one-piece carbon seats, but no major revolution. Climbing higher on this wiggly road, second and third gears scourged, fourth in brief, hard-won spurts, it's shaping up like one of those lovely dreams where everything just clicks into place. Unfortunately for me, I'm one of those people for whom perfection is never quite achieved when awake. I turn hard into a shady corner and realise I've missed the mischief in said deity's grin.