So today I have for you, a review of the Lamborghini Gallardo. But wait. I have reviewed a Gallardo before. Well of course I have. But this one is different. This one is very special and gives the thrill and feel of everything a hardcore racing car does. In Lamborghini’s words it is the most extreme Gallardo ever built in its production life span of almost a decade. The Super Trofeo Stradale. The name is inspired by Lamborghini’s Blancpain Super Trofeo Racing Series which takes place in Europe. The Stradale is the road going version of the same car that races in the Super Trofeo Series and will have a limited production of only 150 numbered cars worldwide.  The car we are reviewing is No. 4 out of 150 and full credit to Lamborghini Mumbai for managing to get one into the country. I have always wanted to experience what a race car for the road feels like to drive and here was my chance. Since there is an existing review of the Gallardo on Throttle Blips, this review will focus on the main differences between that and the Super Trofeo Stradale. So what happens when a Raging Bull meant to fight only in an arena (racing track) is unleashed onto the streets? Read on.




The LP570 Super Trofeo Stradale was unveiled at Frankfurt in 2011. As mentioned earlier, it is based on the race car of the series bearing the same name. The first thing that you notice on the STS is the huge rear spoiler. It’s a direct lift from the track car and gives three times the downforce than that of a standard Gallardo LP560-4 for better stability during high speed driving. The spoiler can be adjusted manually according to the preference of the driver when he is driving on road or on the track. Another special feature of the STS is the removable engine cover which comes with a quick release system. Exactly what you see in the race car.  The spoiler and the engine cover are both made of carbon composite material. Look around and you will more carbon fibre on the rear view mirrors, side skirts and the rear diffuser. The car is shod with 19 inch light weight wheels which are finished in black. With aluminum and carbon fibre used in its construction, the weight shedding is apparent and the STS tips the scales at 1340 kg making it lighter than a standard LP560-4 by 70 kg. Lamborghini launched the Stradale in a “Rosso Mars” racing red shade which goes with the traditional racing colour of Italy. On request Lamborghini can paint the STS for you in ‘Grigio Telesto’ or ‘Bianco Monocerus’ which is the paint you see on the car here.  However I feel this shade gives the STS a sedate look. On the other hand, “Rosso Mars” suits this car perfectly.