We’ve run our first set of tests with a Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale, also know for short as the STS. The Super Trofeo Stradale is Lamborghini’s all out race car for the street modeled after the real Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the automaker’s exclusive annual racing series. The STS is the lightest Gallardo available with a host of carbon fiber parts including a large adjustable rear wing and carbon fiber engine compartment lid, which is easily removable and held in place by a quick-release system pulled from the race car. The STS is powered by a 5.2L V10 with a rated output of 570 horsepower.
Our car is equipped with the 6 speed e-gear transmission with, multi-media system (the car doesn’t normally come with a stereo), black carbon interior, top in black and is painted in a striking Rosso Mars with matt black accents and plenty of carbon fiber exterior pieces. For some more pictures, visit the gallery of STS images we posted last week.
Our first stop was a visit with Jack over at HP Logic in Royal Palm Beach for a quick set of baseline dyno runs. Once strapped down to the Mustang AWD dyno we made two pulls where the STS put down 509 horsepower and 361 ft-lbs of torque to all 4 wheels with back to back pulls. Using a 15% drive line loss, that puts this all out racing Lambo at 598 horsepower at the crank, a bit more than the 570 horsepower number that Lamborghini specifies.
After leaving HP Logic we headed up to Palm Beach International Raceway to attend their Friday night test and tune. With the weather being decent at 65 degrees the track was packed and constant delays from cars breaking down limited the amount of time we had to test out the STS. On the first pass we engaged Launch Control AKA Thrust Mode by putting the STS in Corsa mode with ESC (traction control) completely off. With the left foot on the brake and the right foot all the way down on the throttle the STS held 5,000 RPM for the launch. Releasing the brake resulted in quite a bit of spin which caused the car to lay down a little from the start with the car running a 11.3 @ 125 MPH. On our next run the track prep had deteriorated some and the STS spun even more from the aggressive launch and we had to abort the run. The factory provided Pirelli PZero tires just couldn’t hook up with the 5,000 RPM the car is programmed to launch at. Our next two passes were made with no launch control and the car ran 11.3-11.4 @ 126 MPH. We’re pretty sure this is the quickest real world stock Lamborghini Gallardo pass at a real drag strip to date.
VBOX data showed 0-60 MPH in 3.3 – 3.4 seconds on passes with and without launch control with 0-100 MPH in 7.2 seconds. Our best 60-130 run was done outside the track with 2 shifts with a best time of 7.69 seconds.
In the next few weeks we plan on putting some better tires on the car, Toyo R888′s and giving the STS another try, if the new tires hook better as we think they will, we’ll be looking at some 1.7x 60′ times and very low 11 second passes and possible a 10.9x if the weather is perfect. We might even try some passes with the large wing removed to see how the effects the car down the 1/4 mile.
It just so happens there was a brand new Porsche 991 Turbo at the track, so we lined them up for a few heads up passes. Keep in mind this was our first pass ever with the STS and we need some time to get the light timing right with the launches. Take a look at the dyno results, timeslips, pictures and videos below and check back soon for some more Super Trofeo Stradale data. Special thanks to ToTheFloor for the video footage at PBIR and Jack over at HPLogic for the dyno session!
Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale vs 2013 Porsche 991 Turbo Drag Racing 1/4 Mile