The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera made its Forza debut in Forza Motorsport 4, as part of the VIP Pack. I was a few years late to the party on FM4 and wasn’t able to snag the special edition that included it, and I’ve still been playing that instead of hopping on FM7 and whatnot, but I still can appreciate some excellent high-detail diecast!
That name is one heck of a mouthful, so let’s start with that. Gallardo, famous breed of fighting bull. So far, so Lamborghini. LP, longitudinale/ posteriore, engine is mounted longitudinally behind the seats and forward of the rear axle. (Not gonna lie, had to look that up.) 570 horsepower. 4-wheel drive. Super-light due to replacing parts from the original design with carbon fiber where possible. Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera. And there you have it. Lots of extra descriptors piled up from lots of extra revisions from the original Gallardo.
Once again, this is a Hot Wheels creation, this time from the 2016 Forza Motorsport tie-in line. Unlike with the Gran Turismo cars released around then, or the Need for Speed tie-ins, or even the Project CARS tie-ins, the paint schemes in this line are made up expressly for the toy, and don’t appear in the game (by default; I wouldn’t doubt livery editors have already remade all of them in at least the newer titles like Horizon 3).
We’ve got Real Riders on this one, nice treads. Headlights, taillights, *and* racing livery all around. I find it a tad amusing how much retail space on this is taken up by Xbox One decals, particularly as while the series is a major selling point for the console, it wasn’t long after this line that the series made a pretty successful move to PC, as well, and I’ve been playing FH3 and FM6:Apex only on there. Haven’t picked up new hardware console-wise.
But anyways. The real deal weighs about 3,400 pounds, so you really might be questioning how exactly it’s “super light”, but the carbon fiber pieces, aluminum wheels and titanium lugnuts make it about 154 pounds lighter than the standard, run-of-the-mill, daily driver Lamborghini LP-560-4. So clearly, for all your affordable track day needs, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera is the way to go, whether you’re sending it over the esses at Maple Valley, sending it over the twists and turns of the Bernese Alps, or getting kicked from the lobby for griefing.