Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
The Lamborghini Gallardo series cars are among the most produced sports cars from the Italian manufacturer. The Gallardo is a famous breed of fighting bulls in Spain and the car has been named thus to depict its strength and masculinity. The Superleggera title comes from extra efforts which have gone into reducing almost up to 100 kg. Designed and built by the trusted Carrozzeria Touring, there is extensive and intensive use of carbon fiber in the body building. This car which arrives either as a 2-door coupe or 2-door spyder is the descendant of the Lamborghini Jalpa. The car hit showrooms in 2004 and has been going strong since, selling for a relatively economical price of $280,000.
The engine in the Superleggera has also been constituted mosty with carbon fiber to make it light and strong. It is a 10-cylinders, V90° , 40-valves DOHC engine which works via direct injection. With a displacement of 5.2 liters, the engine provides an output of 570 HP at 8000 rpm and a maximum torque of 540 Nm at 6500 rpm. With a 6-speed gearbox that can either be automated or used manually. The car is able to touch top speeds of 302 km/h, and it gets to the 100 km/h mark from dead halt within 3.4 seconds. A variable-geometry air-intake system has been provided for the engine which has catalytic converters and lambda sensors for emission control.
Alcantara-skinned carbon seats welcome you into the Superleggera. That is what defines this car - lightness and strength. Carbon is something you will see everywhere. The seats, the wheel, the dashboard, the transmission tunnel and the handbrake are all made of carbon fiber. The windows are electric and they reflect away the heat to allow the optimum functioning of the air-conditioner within the car. There are no radios and multimedia entertainment options in this car which was designed as a pure racer - no distractions for that! Airbags abound aplenty and the car also has a complete ESP system along with ESR, ABD and ABS. The seats come equipped with safety seatbelts. The excellent nature of the suspension and shock absorbers ensure a smooth and comfortable ride.
In its general shape itself, the supercar seems to be crouching and leaning forward, all muscles tense for action! The air intakes at the front-end jut out pleasantly like some hi-fi speakers embedded in a tri-partitioned grille. The wedge-shaped body seems to have little bits of carbon fiber sticking out from all its parts. Finest carbon fiber has been used to make the wings and the bumpers which are appear tough. The wheels are black and held in place by wheelnuts made of titanium and forged aluminium. The windows are very small in height. Aerodynamic curves and cuts abound all over the body and the back glass has been set deep. The rear spoiler stands tall and proud above the two sets of double-exhausts.There are also two large rear lamps which hold another magnificent grille under them.