A 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo with the finest racing history has appeared on the resale market. As exotic race cars go, this one has some amazing racing provenance. The world championship winner has been listed for sale in the Lamborghini Section of the Cars-On-Line website this week. Racing enthusiasts may remember when a 19-year-old first-year racer walked away with the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals in 2013. That was the year that a young American, Andrew Palmer, drove a 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo LP 570-4 to victory in the Blancpain Super Trofeo Championship at the Vallelunga circuit in Rome, Italy.
The 19-year-old qualified on the pole … and won … his very first race with the LP 570-4 at Virginia International Raceway in October of that year. Also in his first year, Palmer became the youngest GT winner in the Pirelli World Challenge. In the next season, 2014, Palmer also drove this LP 570-4 to double victories at the Blancpain Super Trofeo Championship race at Laguna Seca. Palmer went on to win first in class at the 24-Hours of Daytona and at Sebring.
This Gallardo Super Trofeo amassed six pole positions, and four race wins, including the Super Trofeo Championship before being sold after the 2014 season. (Click this link to review the ad on Cars-On-Line.com.)
The Blancpain Super Trofeo series was the world competition based on six race weekends at diverse venues for 2013. That season was most noted because of the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo edition which was unveiled just before the series began. Lamborghini uses the Super Trofeo competition to endear its customers and enhance its brand name in racing circles. They entetain their customers with driving academies, passenger laps on the track and parades during the events. But the competition is real, and a way to vette the metal of their brand.
In 2013, the new Super Trofeo Gallardo received reworked brake ducts improving front brake cooling. The Super Trofeo was known for its improved balance and dynamics with an extra 282 pounds in low downforce sefup. Motor Trend said it was 120 percent more aerodynamic than its predeccessor.
The exotic race car comes with its 5.2 liter V10 engine rated at 570 base horsepower, a 6-speed paddle shift transmission with AWD. It weighs only 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs.) The roll cage is a Snell-certified 6-point with harness body. You will note the full front splitter, undertray, rear diffuser and 10-position rear wing. The suspension is a double wishbone, fully adjustable using MTA data software and Beacon transmitter. It has full IMSA triangle safet nets and driver’s side window net. The OMP/Lamborghini racing driver’s seat and passenger seat are wired for radios. The tire pressure and temperature monitorying syste tie in with the MTA data logging. And it has other Super Trofeo performance enhancements.
This is a piece of Lamborghini championship winning history is being sold by its third owner from the Monterey, California area. It is in “as last raced condition.” He will let is go for the cost of a standard street Super Trofeo. What would your friends say if you showed up for club racing in this world class championship winner?