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The Mercury Cars Guide : April 17th 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---3 small torque Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera Price: Estimated $560,000 On sale: Second half 2010 Engine: 5.2-litre V10 Output: 419kW/540Nm Transmission: Six-speed robotised manual, all-wheel drive Economy: 13.5L/100km Emissions: 319g/km CO2 Rivals: Ferrari F458, est. $450,000; Porsche 911 Turbo, $386,200 lightweight Lambo fly SMOKIN': There is still plenty of mongrel left in the Lamborghini Superleggera. Although Lamborghini won t admit it, the timing of the Gallardo Superleggera s launch is ideal for it to compete with the recent release of Ferrari s all-new 458 Italia. LP560-4 Coupe, but that's because the Superleg- gera was crafted for racetrack prowess . . . and it delivers. The lighter, stiffer Superleggera is a much more focussed track car than the LP560-4. Even though the suspension is rock-hard, its well-damped for the racetrack and with the additional downforce creates a sense of stability through super-fast sections of the track, where you're quickly grabbing each gear through the six-speed sequential manual's column-mounted paddle shifters. The stiffer bushings also ensure that there's no slack in the suspension, and accordingly, the Superleggera responds swiftly to steering inputs. Turn-in is sharper, with hardly any discernible body roll. But for all its confident racetrack ability, there's still plenty of mongrel left in this car. Lift off the throttle mid-corner or fail to get the car's weight settled squarely before you punish the powerful ceramic brakes and the weight of the mid-mounted engine will cause the rear of the car to dance around, requiring subtle steering corrections. The ESP sport program is well-calibrated, and allows the all-wheel drive system's 30/70 front-to- rear torque split to slide the tail when you're powering out of tight corners. But its emphasis on reducing weight as a means of enhancing the driving experience has a second benefit: improved fuel efficiency, which is becoming increasingly important, even for supercar manufacturers. The Superleggera returns a combined EU fuel economy figure of just 13.5L/100km, which is commendable for a car with its performance potential and proves that innovation like Lamborghini's will ensure that the supercar has a future. 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