The auto industry is full of cars that are both broadly popular or so rare that many of us do not recognize them if we saw it driving by us. Out of all of the many types and brands my favorite has and will always be the Lamborghini. This supercar automaker understands what goes into making something that is full of luxury and power.
The Murcielago and the Gallardo are two of their most popular models. One that is fairly new to the industry is the Superleggera. This car was debuted during the 2007 Geneva Auto Show to compete against the up and coming Ferrari 430 Scuderia. This super light model was a tribute to the very first Lamborghini model – the 350GT.
This particular model is equipped with an improved intake, exhaust, and ECU that push it to 520 horsepower. All of this is connected to the six speed e-gear transmission that comes standard with it. This is great for many consumers who no longer have to spend $ 10,000 to add it to the car.
What separates this from other models is how lightweight it is. It is lighter then most models by almost 220 pounds. In order to make this possible Lamborghini used carbon fiber panels on the rear diffuser, interior door panels, central tunnel, sport seats, engine cover, and the undertray.
The Lamborghini Superleggera costs more then $ 200,000 and was released in June of 2007. During that time 172 units were made and purchased. However, since then Lamborghini has discontinued it.