Even though the first place where you’d expect to see a 1,000+ HP Lamborghini Gallardo would be a drag strip, this bright orange example was spotted recently in one of Europe’s largest cities.
Back in 2010, Lamborghini announced the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, coming in at just 1,340 kg (2,954 lbs), boasting 570 PS (562 HP) and a 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint time of 3.4 seconds. Eight years ago, this was one of the fastest-accelerating cars in the world.
Nowadays, supercars are a lot faster. One way to equal, or even beat them, is by adding a couple of turbochargers to that V10. Responsible for this particular Gallardo is Rothe Motorsport, a German tuner who can take this exotic’s 5.2-liter V10 FSI unit from 570 PS and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque to 913 PS (900 HP) and 900 Nm (663 lb-ft) in the Stage 1 setup, and 1,007 PS and 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft) in the Stage 2.
It’s not every day we get to see this type of car in traffic, so we’re grateful that car spotter MrDiamond was in Frankfurt, Germany to capture it in all its glory.
Now, it would be nice to watch a cocky McLaren 720S owner drive next to him on a red light. Since the tuned Gallardo doesn’t look too outlandish, we gather he’d think he could win this one with one hand tied behind his back, but he could be setting himself up for a big surprise. Or not – we won’t know until we see it, right?