Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition (2010) first pictures

Published: 27 September 2010

Lamborghini might have spent the last few weeks teasing us about a new ten-cylinder supercar concept that it will unveil at the 2010 Paris motor show, but it’s just released pictures of another V10-engined supercar. Called the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition, it’s essentially a limited edition version of the hardcore Superleggera.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition, eh?

That’s right. Blancpain is a luxury watchmaker, has been putting together exquisite Swiss timepieces since 1735, and is the sponsor of Lambo’s one-make Blancpain Super Trofeo racing series.

Think of it as a special edition version of the LP570-4 Superleggera, so you get the 9bhp more powerful 562bhp V10 engine, plus that car’s 70kg weight saving (thanks to polycarbonate instead of glass, and carbon seats, sills, diffuser, mirror casings and various trim parts). The Blancpain car also has ceramic brakes as standard, plus new Skorpius wheels, yellow brake calipers, and matte black paint. The huge rear wing and engine cover are lifted from the Gallardo racecars, and inside there is black Alcantara with yellow highlights. Prices and the production run have yet to be announced.

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By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy