There Is Something Very Special About This Lamborghini Gallardo

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It's just 1 of 15 built for the US. And it will be sold for big money.

The Lamborghini Gallardo was a monumental model for the Italian supercar company. Up until last October, it was Lamborghini's best-selling and most-produced model of all time during its 10-year production run from 2003 to 2013. The Lamborghini Huracan broke its record build number of 14,022 examples in half the time, though this doesn't make its predecessor any less special. It's the V10-powered supercar credited with helping to turnaround Lamborghini's fortunes.

Before the Gallardo, Lamborghini's main moneymakers were V12-powered models like the Murcielago. Needless to say, that wasn't exactly a sustainable business model. The Gallardo established Lamborghini into a market segment previously dominated by arch-rival Ferrari. So when it came time to say a final farewell to the Gallardo in 2013, Lamborghini knew something ultra-exclusive was necessary. The Gallardo Squadra Corse LP 570-4 was the result.

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Limited to only 50 global examples of which just 15 were destined to the US, the Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse is derived from the 2013 Gallardo Super Trofeo race car and is fully street legal. And now one of those rare 15 examples is up for sale by Mecum Auctions. An exact mileage count is not provided, but it's quite obvious its current owner has taken exceptional care of it. No modifications have been made.

Its Giallo Midas (aka yellow) exterior and black and yellow Alcantara interior look perfect. Power comes from a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 rated at 570 horsepower which goes to all four wheels through an E-gear six-speed semi-automatic transmission, the sole gearbox offered.

Exterior modifications are quite obvious thanks to that massive carbon fiber rear wing (which is capable of producing three times the downforce of the Gallardo's typical retractable rear spoiler), unique front and rear bumpers, a carbon fiber engine cover, rear diffuser, and black 19-inch forged wheels with yellow brake calipers.

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The interior features additional carbon fiber components including the door handles, racing seats, center console, the lower section of the steering wheel, and the main trim around the instrument panels. Alcantara covers the underside of the dashboard and other sections.

Despite its lightweight focus, there's still a sound system, air conditioning, and other features no race car has. However, the Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse is still nearly a race car and it's not something for amateurs to drive around.

If you're interested, then you'll have your chance at ownership during the Indy 2020 auction event from June 23 to 28. There's no reserve on the car but when sold new it cost at least $260,000. Chances are it's increased in value since then.

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