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Press Release) Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition
and Blancpain are uniting their phenomenal engineering skill and
honoring the huge success of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo
racing series with a very special super sports car: the new Gallardo
LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition.
This extraordinary super sports car joins the competition spirit of
the Super Trofeo race car with an exclusive design and one hundred
percent road-going usability. The first Gallardo from the exclusive
and limited Blancpain Edition production run has been presented by
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, and
Marc A. Hayek, President and CEO of Blancpain, at the final race
weekend of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo on Sunday
September 26 in the “Piero Taruffi” circuit, Vallelunga.
Automobili Lamborghini, the manufacturer of extreme Italian super
sports cars, and Blancpain, the world’s oldest luxury watchmaker,
are among the very best brands in their respective sectors
worldwide. Blancpain was recently voted the “Best of the Best” among
the world’s most exquisite watch brands by the “Luxury Institute” in
New York. Now the two brands have come together to develop a unique
blend of technology and design to create the Lamborghini Gallardo LP
570-4 Blancpain Edition, putting the power of the world’s fastest
mono-marque race series into a road-legal vehicle.
Blancpain is the title sponsor of the successful Lamborghini
Blancpain Super Trofeo series. The cooperation between these two
brands brings together the highest levels of engineering excellence
from the automotive and chronometry industries. Blancpain has been
producing innovative masterpieces of watch-making art in
Switzerland’s Vallée de Joux since 1735. Each timepiece is assembled
by one single watchmaker, reflecting the quality and individual
attention with which Lamborghini builds its super sports cars for
the road, and its 570 hp Super Trofeo race cars.
Both brands share an enormous passion for racing. Blancpain is not
only intensely involved with the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo,
but is also official timekeeper for the FIA GT1 World Championship –
where Lamborghini cars also compete against other prestigious
marques. In July, Lamborghini secured its first win in the
newly-formed championship at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in
Belgium, where former Formula One driver Riccardo Zonta and Frank
Kechele charged to a first-place finish.
“Lamborghini is extremely happy about its cooperation with Blancpain.
In just its second year, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo has
established itself in the premier league of gentlemen’s racing,”
says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili
Lamborghini. “Each race is a battle of dedication and passion for
every single hundredth of a second – something that characterizes
both of our brands. The Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition
demonstrates the close bond between our road-going super sports cars
and the race car.”
“This is a very intense and dynamic partnership between companies
from highly disparate sectors, but with the same drive for
innovation and mechanical excellence,” says Marc A. Hayek, President
and CEO of Blancpain. “For me, Blancpain has always been a true
revolutionary - even a little crazy - with the spirit of adventure.
We have always tried to be a little different, to remain innovative
and to attempt things that no-one had ever achieved before. This
pursuit of excellence is a passion that is shared by Blancpain and
Lamborghini,” continues Hayek. “Lamborghini is indisputably a
first-class manufacturer with the highest levels of engineering
competence, which is why the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo
offers a perfect platform for attracting even more attention to our
brand around the world.”
Marc A. Hayek is not only President and CEO of Blancpain, he is also
a passionate and accomplished race driver. He has already claimed
several victories in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, and is
currently fighting for the podium in the Pro-Am Drivers’ Standings.
In this special configuration, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4
Blancpain Edition shows the spirit of competition - the mighty rear
spoiler for maximum stability and the engine cover for optimized
ventilation were derived directly from the race car featured in the
world’s fastest one-make series. The Edition is also equipped with
Skorpius wheels with yellow-painted brake calipers and discs made,
of course, from carbon-ceramic composite. One striking visual
feature that fits perfectly with the matt black paintwork is the
carbon-fiber used to make external components, such as the diffuser
and mirror casings.
The interior of the Blancpain Edition further reinforces the
extremely sporty character of the Gallardo without sacrificing the
comfort of the driver and passenger. The entire interior is finished
in black Alcantara with yellow accents and visible carbon-fiber. The
Blancpain logo is placed on the exterior and also featured on the
seats and cockpit in yellow stitching. Propulsion for the Gallardo
LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition comes courtesy of the 570 hp V10 power
unit from the series Superleggera production car – as is the case
for the Super Trofeo race car. Superb traction from the all-wheel
drive ensures perfect stability in every situation.
The super sports car from Sant’Agata Bolognese boasts a dry weight
of no more than 1340 kilograms (2954 lb) – the lightest road-going
model in Lamborghini’s range.
One key factor is the exterior and interior components made from
carbon-fiber. Carbon-fiber is ideal for the manufacture of sports
cars as its use allows for weight reduction and improved mechanical
features. The car’s performance is thus enhanced thanks to a better
power-to-weight ratio and reduced total mass, which means that CO2
emissions are also lower.
The V10 power unit with 5.2 liters (317.6 cu in) of displacement
generates 419 kW (570 hp) in the Gallardo Blancpain Edition. This
puts the power-to-weight ratio of the vehicle at only 2.35 kilograms
(5.18 lb) per hp and guarantees breathtaking performance. This super
sports car handles the dash from zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.4
seconds and flies past the 200 km/h (124 mph) mark only 6.8 seconds
later, ultimately exceeding 320 km/h (199 mph).