The Octane Collection

2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

£94,995 | Location: United Kingdom

Model History:

The Lamborghini Gallardo was launched in 2003, and by 2013, when it was replaced by the Huracán, it had become the Italian company’s all-time best-selling model.

The first generation Gallardo was equipped with a V10 engine, mid-positioned and with a capacity of 5 litres. It was fitted with all-wheel drive and was offered with either a conventional six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed electro-hydraulic semi-automatic robotized ‘E-gear’ system.

Lamborghini unveiled the Gallardo Superleggera at the 2007 Geneva Auto Show, named to pay tribute to the lightweight construction style of the first Lamborghini production model, the 350 GT, designed and built by Carrozzeria Touring. Over the standard car the Superleggera featured carbon fibre panels for the rear diffuser, undertray, mirror housings, interior door panels, central tunnel, engine cover as well as full carbon fibre bucket seats, titanium wheel nuts, Polycarbonate side/rear windows and forged Speedline “Scorpius” lightweight rims, all of which reduced the cars base weight by a significant 100kg.

The engines power was also increased, producing 10bhp more through an updated intake system, new exhaust and ECU for a total power output 523 bhp from the 5.0L V10. Although the top speed stayed the same (196mph), the Superleggra managed 0-60mpn in 3.8 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the standard Gallardo coupe. A number of optional extras were also available to increase the track capabilities of the Superleggera, including a rear aero spoiler, carbon ceramic brakes, harnesses, roll-bar and fire extinguisher.

Production of the car started in February 2007 and ended in May 2008, with just 618 units Superleggeras produced globally.

Equipment:

Grigio Telesto Paint, 19″ Forged Speedline “Scorpius” Lightweight Rims, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Black Callipers, High Rear Wing, Carbon Side Skirts, Carbon Mirrors, Carbon Rear Diffuser, Lightweight Windscreen, Polycarbonate Side/Rear Windows, Black Alcantara Upholstery, Carbon Bucket Seats, 4-Point Harnesses, Interior Carbon Package “Superleggera” (Steering Wheel, Dashboard, Centre Console, Parking Brake And Centre Gauges), Front Lift, Rollbar, Radio Delete, Electric Windows, Climate Control, Sports Mode, Fog Lights, Driver + Passenger Airbags.

Exterior:

Stealthy in its gorgeous coat of Grigio Telesto, the aggressive lines of this Gallardo provide a sense of theatre that only a Lamborghini can. The dark grey finish presents superbly, glistening as the metallic flakes capture the light whilst lashings of carbon fibre hint to the lightweight focus of the Superleggera, with the side skirts, rear diffuser, wing mirrors and optional high spoiler accentuating the cars dramatic proportions.

Black Superleggera graphics sit on the side of the car denoting the special edition and complete the monochrome styling.

Interior:

Black Alcantara upholstery spans much of the cabin, stretching from the dashboard, headlining, centre tunnel and the exquisite carbon fibre racing seats. Specified in true lightweight spec this Gallardo comes fitted with the optional carbon interior pack, replacing the door inserts, centre tunnel, steering wheel, handbrake and centre console as well as a radio delete to help save over 100kg over the standard car.

Optional 4-Point harnesses and a factory roll bar are also specified on this example, making it the ideal candidate for those keener drivers that want to use the Superleggera on track like the designers intended.

Engine & Transmission:

At the heart of the Lamborghini’s appeal is its monstrous engine; visible through the Polycarbonate rear cover the 5.0L naturally aspirated V10 is a work of art. Updating the intake system, exhaust and ECU meant Lamborghini squeezed an extra 10 bhp from the Superleggera, now up to 523bhp, meaning it goes onto a top speed on 196 mph and manages 0-60 in 3.8 seconds. Only the noise tops the impressive figures, with the soundtrack of the glorious V10 howl making any form of entertainment system almost redundant.

Mechanically the Superleggera presents in faultless condition; with 9 stamps in the original service book and the last service completed in October 2020 less than 100 miles ago.

Wheels, Tyres & Brakes:

Continuing the grey theme a set of Anthracite forged 19″ alloys complete the performance aesthetic and present free from any discernible imperfections. All four corners wrapped with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa rubber which have plenty of miles left in them.

Optional ceramic brakes are another wonderful addition which sit in excellent order and perform well under test whilst the subtle black callipers sit free from fading or chips.

History File:

Supplied new on 04/06/2007 by Lamborghini Prague this beautifully specified Superleggera is 1 of just 258 examples produced for the EU and is thought to be 1 of just 3 cars to leave the factory in full lightweight spec.. The car stayed in Prague until 2012 when it was exported to Sweden and then was imported to the UK in 2015 by the current owner.

The original service book shows 9 stamps from main dealers and specialists performed at the following intervals;

16/07/08 – Lamborghini Prague – 10,182 km

22/07/09 – Lamborghini Prague – 11,424 km

02/07/10 – Lamborghini Prague – 11,975 km

06/11/12 – Von Braun Sports Cars – 25,193 km

12/12/13 – Von Braun Sports Cars – 27,868 km

28/05/15 – Lamborghini Sevenoaks – 33,560 km

09/07/18 – Barkaways – 34,616 km (New Clutch)

17/09/19 – Barkaways – 35,466 km

27/10/20 – Barkaways – 38,554 km

Since being imported to the UK the car has been kept as part of a collection and used sparingly, covering just over 3,000 miles in the past 5 years.

Present with the car is the complete original book pack in its leather folder, original tool pack with white leather gloves, selection of service invoices, Certificate of Conformity, V5 and 2 sets of keys.

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