Lamborghini BlancpainEdward Green ▼ | Monday September 27, 2010 6:01PM ET
Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition has a very long name so we'll call it simple The Black Beast. With beautiful look and 320 km/h the new LP 570-4 deserves that name.
Automobili Lamborghini and Blancpain are uniting their engineering skill and made a very special super sports car: the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition.
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 sectors. 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.
In this special configuration, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition shows the spirit of competition. The rear spoiler for maximum stability and the engine cover for optimized ventilation were derived from the race car featured in the world's fastest one-make series. The Edition is also equipped with Skorpius wheels with discs made from carbon-ceramic composite. One striking visual feature that fits perfectly with the matt black paintwork is the carbon-fibre used to make external components, such as the diffuser and mirror casings.
The entire interior is finished in black Alcantara with yellow accents and visible carbon-fibre. 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. 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 just 1340 kilograms which makes it the lightest road model from Lamborghini. The V10 power unit with 5.2 litres 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 per horse power and guarantees breathtaking performance. This super sports car handles the speed 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). ■