Superleggera translates as ‘super-lightweight’, and Lamborghini’s engineers went to obsessive lengths ensure that this version of the Gallardo lived up to its badging.
The inside door panels are one-piece carbon fibre; the big bolstered sports seats have carbon fibre shells covered in Alacantara and spec’d with Superleggera yellow stitching. It has black Alacantara head lining with contrasting yellow flashing on the roof, seats and mats. An Alacantara steering wheel and dash board enhance the track-focussed look, but despite its very clear pull towards the race track, this Superleggera is extremely well equipped, unlike its Ferrari alternatives.
The full specification of this rare Giallo Mindas coloured car, features Xenon headlights, carbon-ceramic brakes, climate control, satellite navigation and a multi-media package including a six-CD changer. There is also front lifting-gear, and an active carbon wing. The engine cover’s glass window has been replaced by a featherweight transparent polycarbonate cover. The thin-spoked Scorpius wheels are forged from magnesium and even feature titanium wheel nuts for extra weight reduction. The wheel hubs are lighter but stronger, and there are thinner front driveshafts and propshaft.
All this careful attention to detail was very much worth it – the Superleggera is a whopping 100kg lighter than a standard V10-engined Gallardo.
Delivered new in Italy via Lamborghini Bologna, the car spent the first 3 years of its life in Italy before being transferred to Germany in 2011 where it went into storage until 2014. The second owner bought the Lamborghini in the summer 2014 and immediately had it serviced at Lamborghini Frankfurt. The next service was carried out at The Supercar Rooms in March 2016 and since that service, the car has only covered approximately 500 miles.
All books, owners wallet and manual, two spare plastic keys are present.